Take the Pledge

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Class of 2021, exciting news! Several of our partner institutions have extended their deadline for admissions and financial aid. Take the pledge by March 31, 2021, to secure your seat, and submit applications for admission to one of our partner colleges or universities by the requested deadline to have your tuition covered. Financial aid applications must also be submitted by this time. View the deadlines.

As a reminder, taking the pledge is not commitment to use Promise dollars, but it does count you "in" as a graduating senior interested in earning career and college credentials tuition free.

What is the Dallas County Promise?

Through the Dallas County Promise, participating colleges provide "last-dollar scholarships" to students who graduate from one of 57 Promise high schools with a high school diploma or associate degree. The Promise scholarship covers the gap between need-based financial aid and the cost of tuition for up to a time limit or the completion of a degree per institution.

All Promise Partner colleges promise to support and challenge you as you make your dreams a reality. Find our list of participating colleges and universities here to see your options. Once you complete an application, verify all information and enroll at the school of your choice, you’ll be paired with a success coach who will help you navigate college.

Promise At-A-Glance

Interested in learning more? Here's a brief overview of Dallas County Promise and our offers to students, program benefits, and other key information. You can also find more information on our student push cards for seniors graduating with diplomas and associate degrees in 2021.

Update: Most of our partners have extended their deadlines. Click here to view the new 2020-2021 deadlines.

How to Take the Pledge

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