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THE DALLAS COUNTY PROMISE CAN HELP YOU GET A COLLEGE EDUCATION BY FOLLOWING THE RIGHT STEPS TOWARD SUCCESS.

The Promise Pledge for 2017-18 graduates is now closed.

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To receive the Dallas County Promise scholarship and support, seniors must:

  • Apply
    By March 15, 2018

    Submit the DCCCD application through applytexas.org or at dcccd.edu/apply

    Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at FAFSA.gov and list the DCCCD colleges that you are interested in

    OR

    Texas residents who are non-citizens need to complete the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) at CollegeForAllTexans.com and submit to the DCCCD college you plan to attend.

  • Enroll
    By July 31, 2018

    Complete DCCCD class registration for the fall semester

Once enrolled in college, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA, complete at least 18 credit hours per year, and re-file their FAFSA/TASFA application to continue to receive tuition benefits at DCCCD colleges. SMU and UNT Dallas or other transfer institutions may require higher GPAs to maintain transfer eligibility.

All Promise scholarship information will be sent to the email and phone number you list on your Promise Pledge. If your contact information changes, please let us know by emailing info@dallascountypromise.org (include your full name and high school student ID).

Our promise to you

All students graduating from a participating high school that meet the Promise deadlines will receive:

  • Sufficient funding to pay the full cost of tuition for up to three years or degree completion at any college within the Dallas County Community College District regardless of family income or GPA
  • Success Coach support beginning at the end of senior year and continuing through college completion
  • Promise Scholars who meet financial requirements and have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher (75 or better on a 100-point scale) will also receive the Rising Star Scholarship which will cover the cost of textbooks
  • Transfer scholarships available to UNT Dallas and SMU, with more universities coming on board soon.
Student Eligibility » Dallas County Promise is a scholarship and college completion program available to Dallas County seniors from participating high schools. To be eligible for Promise, you must have attended a participating high school for your full senior year and graduate. To see all eligibility requirements, please click here.

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