Complete the Promise Pledge by January 31 to start your path to free college tuition

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

  • Pledge
    By January 31, 2018

    Complete your Dallas County Promise Pledge

    Your pledge is only complete once you receive an email confirmation

  • Apply
    By March 15, 2018

    Submit the DCCCD application through or at

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


    Texas residents who are non-citizens need to complete the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) at 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 (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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