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Parents or guardians of students who complete their Promise Pledge at select Promise high schools will be invited to apply for the Parent Promise via an email invitation.

To receive Parent Promise benefits, parents must complete their Parent Promise pledge along with a DCCCD application and FAFSA or TASFA by March 8, 2019.

For parents whose 2017 adjusted gross income (AGI) is $55,000 or less, Parent Promise will cover any gap between state and federal financial aid and the cost of classes (tuition) at any Dallas County Community College. The AGI can be found on the 2017 tax return. One parent or guardian per Promise senior will have this opportunity regardless of educational background.

Participating Parent Promise High Schools

  • Cedar Hill Collegiate High School (Cedar Hill ISD)
  • Cedar Hill High School (Cedar Hill ISD)
  • David W. Carter High School (DISD)
  • DeSoto High School (DeSoto ISD)
  • Duncanville High School (Duncanville ISD)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt High School (DISD)
  • Grand Prairie High School (Grand Prairie ISD)
  • H. Grady Spruce High School (DISD)
  • L.G. Pinkston High School (DISD)
  • Lancaster High School (Lancaster ISD)
  • Moises E. Molina High School (DISD)
  • South Grand Prairie High School (GPISD)
  • South Oak Cliff High School (DISD)
  • W.W. Samuell High School (DISD)
  • Wilmer-Hutchins High School (DISD)

Participating Parent Promise high schools were chosen as a result of their participation with the Rising Sons initiative at Cedar Valley College and their proactive approach to provide educational opportunities for the parents of their students. Additional high schools were strategically invited with a desire to impact economically disadvantaged areas with low numbers of adults with postsecondary degrees.

What it covers

If state and federal financial aid does not cover the cost of classes at a Dallas County Community College, Promise dollars will. Either way, the cost of classes (tuition) is covered!

Parent Promise will cover the completion of a certificate and up to five years to completion of an associate degree. Promise Parents will be matched with a Success Coach who will provide support as you complete your degree.

Funding for the Parent Promise is provided by the DCCCD Foundation’s LevelUp scholarship. With a focus on in-demand occupations, Parent Promise looks to augment the workforce to help meet the demand of mid-skill occupations in Dallas County.

For more information on Parent Promise please email