Our promise to your student is to support them in their journey to completing a career certification, associate, or bachelor’s degree. To start, we ask that they take the Promise Pledge by Wednesday, February 2, 2022, and confirm that they are interested in a tuition-free college education at one of our partner colleges or universities.
Next, there’s a series of steps each student must complete to receive financial aid (financial aid applications are required for all students), complete applications, and enroll:
September 1, 2021: Promise Pledge opens for Dallas County students graduating in 2022. Students should take the pledge by February 2, 2022 to confirm interest in receiving tuition assistance, coaching, and other Promise benefits.
February 2, 2022: Students should take the pledge by this deadline to confirm interest in receiving tuition assistance, coaching, and other Promise benefits.
March 1, 2022: The deadline to apply for college. Most admissions applications for Promise partner colleges and universities are due on this date. To verify, visit our partner college and university page. As a next step, students must apply to the partner college(s) of their choice at GoApplyTexas.org.
March 1, 2022: The deadline to submit a FAFSA or TASFA* - Students should have their FAFSA or TASFA application completed to receive financial aid for their first year (2022-2023). Please ensure your student has access to household income information needed to complete the application, if they are claimed as a dependent for tax purposes.
July 27, 2022: Registration deadline for Fall 2022 classes. Students should contact their college or university’s Admissions Office to confirm all requirements have been met and they are fully registered.
Learn more in our Student-Parent Presentation for the 2021-22 school year.