Cal State San Bernardino remains committed to helping students graduate sooner and increase graduation rates. The university has indicated that additional financial aid is available for students, including a year round Pell Grant. CSUSB will also continue funding a specially created Graduation Initiative Grant that will pay for up to 12 units of summer tuition.

The CSUSB Graduation Initiative Grant was created at the direction of university President Tomás D. Morales in response to the California State University’s Graduation Initiative 2025, the system’s plan to increase graduation rates and eliminate the achievement gap for the university’s 475,000 students across its 23 campuses.

“CSUSB students are positioned to fill the numerous jobs available within our region upon completion of their degrees. We are encouraging our students to commit their summer to achieving the goal of degree completion. We remain committed to our students to help them graduate sooner and in a timely basis,” Morales said. “Attending summer session will ultimately save them thousands of dollars, reducing their student debt and get them closer to employability.”

 “Additional financial aid beyond the aid available during the academic year is available to qualifying students and a year round Pell Grant may be available. Last year over 3,700 students enrolled and took advantage of summer session,” said Tatiana Karmanova, dean of the university’s College of Extended Learning.

Additional details regarding the grant and eligibility criteria can be found at the Summer Session website at

Registration for summer session opens May 7, 2018, and students are encouraged to register early.

About the CSUSB College of Extended Learning

In addition to administering the summer session for the CSUSB campus, the College of Extended Learning helps learners of all ages achieve continuing education goals by providing access to University degrees, certificate programs, STEM camps, professional development, and personal enrichment.

For more information on the Cal State San Bernardino Graduation Initiative Grant or the College of Extended Learning, contact Deirdre Thomas at or call (909) 537-3982.

For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit the university’s news site at