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A High School Senior (Class of 2022)

The Dallas County Promise

If you’re graduating from a participating high school in 2022, the Dallas County Promise scholarship covers the last-dollar cost of tuition at a partner college/university for a limited amount of time or until you complete your degree. The last-dollar scholarship covers any monies due for tuition that financial aid does not, but does not include the costs of textbooks, transportation, etc. You should begin planning to cover the costs of books, transportation to and from school, and other incidentals as soon as possible.

To receive the last-dollar scholarship, you must attend a participating high school and qualify for in-state tuition.Most of our partner colleges and universities do not require any specific essays, GPA, or ACT/SAT scores for Promise tuition funding eligibility. However, students must meet partner college and university general admission requirements and select partners have a family/household income requirement to be eligible for the Dallas County Promise scholarship.

How The Last-Dollar Scholarship Works

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To recieve the Dallas County Promise Last-Dollar Scholarship and supports, seniors must:

  • Pledge

    September 1, 2021: Promise Pledge Opens!

    February 2, 2022:

    Deadline to complete the Dallas County Promise Pledge. Please use your full legal name and information. Your Pledge is not complete until you see a submission confirmation and receive your Pledge ID.

  • Apply

    March 1, 2022*:

    STEP ONE: Submit an admissions application to each Promise Partner college of your choice through GoApplyTexas.org or on the Partner college’s website. Students taking dual credit classes in their senior year of high school who are interested in enrolling at Dallas College only need to update their contact information in their college portal or at a Dallas College campus.

  • Submit

    March 1, 2022*:

    STEP TWO: Submit a financial aid application, either FAFSA or TASFA. Please list all Promise partner colleges that you’re interested in AND contact the financial aid office at each college to confirm that your financial aid requirements have been met.

    *Please note: Students considering SMU, TAMU-Texarkana or UTA need to complete all application steps above by January 12, 2022.

  • Enroll

    July 27, 2022: Deadline to register for classes. Please contact the Admissions Office at your chosen college/university to confirm your registration dates and that all requirements have been met.

Have Questions about the Promise?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers to common questions and an overview of the Dallas County Promise policies.

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