Who is eligible?
All 2019 graduates who have attended a participating high school for their full senior year can receive the Dallas County Promise scholarship by meeting the three Promise deadlines. There are no income, GPA, or essay requirements.
Remember, if you do not complete the Dallas County Promise deadlines but still choose to attend a Dallas County Community College or other Promise partner college, you will be responsible for all tuition and costs not covered by other scholarships or financial aid.
Can non-US citizens receive the Dallas County Promise?
Yes, all students eligible to complete a FAFSA or TASFA application can receive the Dallas County Promise. Don’t forget, a DACA number does not allow you to complete a FAFSA application. Please complete a TASFA application instead. For more help on TASFA completion visit, AIE.org.
To be eligible for in-state tuition and the Promise funding undocumented students must meet all of the following criteria:
-Graduated from a Texas HS or received a GED in Texas
-Resided in Texas 36 months leading up to high school graduation or receipt of GED
-Resided in Texas 12 months prior to college enrollment
-Student provides a notarized affidavit stating sh/he will apply to become a permanent resident at the earliest opportunity s/he is eligible to do so
Are ESL students eligible for the Dallas County Promise?
Yes, all 2019 seniors from participating high schools who meet all three Promise deadlines will receive the Dallas County Promise.
Does Dallas County Promise have a GPA requirement?
Dallas County Promise does not have a GPA requirement for the initial semester. Promise Scholars who meet all Promise deadlines, have financial need, and have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale will also receive the Rising Star Scholarship to cover the cost of textbooks.
Students entering DCCCD on academic probation due to dual credit grades are only eligible for Promise for the first semester, but if they do not meet the 2.0 GPA renewal requirement for the second semester, may not be able to continue on in the Promise program.
Does Dallas County Promise have Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements?
No. However all incoming DCCCD students must meet the requirements of the Texas No, but all incoming DCCCD students must meet the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative to take college-level courses. For students who do not meet TSI requirements, Dallas County Promise can be used to cover the cost of developmental courses. Learn more about TSI requirements.
Is there a limit on the number of students that can receive the Dallas County Promise or Rising Star?
No. All 2018 seniors from participating high schools who meet all three Promise deadlines will receive the Dallas County Promise.
Is a student with a criminal record eligible?
It depends on the level of the infraction. Dallas County Promise follows the same eligibility requirements for students with a criminal record as the federal Pell grant.
Is there a maximum number of hours a student can take per year under Promise?
Students may not take any more than 36 credit hours a year (fall, spring and summer sessions).
I just moved to Dallas. Am I eligible for the Dallas County Promise?
To be eligible, students must have attended a participating Promise high school for their full senior year.
If I am taking dual credit classes in high school, am I still eligible for Promise?
Students can receive Dallas County Promise to complete the balance of hours needed for an associate degree, up to a total of 60 credit hours. Students who finish an associate degree in high school are eligible for a scholarship to UNT Dallas. These students should list UNT Dallas on their FAFSA/TASFA and also complete a UNT Dallas admissions application in their senior year of high school.