The Dallas County Promise Program supports students in navigating their best-fit postsecondary options with the ultimate goal for students to be successful in college, career, and life. Promise Scholars can be offered a last-dollar tuition grant to help reduce financial barriers present in accessing a postsecondary education at partner colleges and universities.
Steps to Become a Promise Scholar
To become a Dallas County Promise Scholar for 2024, graduates must:
Complete the Promise Path
All eligible students should complete the Promise Path to confirm interest in receiving tuition assistance, coaching, and other Promise benefits.
You’ll receive a confirmation email with your Promise ID.
*Completing the Promise Path does NOT obligate a student to participate in this program.
Apply to Colleges/Universities
Submit your applications to the Promise partner colleges or universities of your choice through ApplyTexas.org or the partner’s website.
Please contact and confirm with the Admissions Office at your chosen college/university to confirm registration dates and that all requirements have been met.
Submit Financial Aid Documents
Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) and list the Promise partner colleges or universities you are considering.
Please contact the Financial Aid Office at your chosen college/university to confirm your FAFSA or TASFA application has been verified and all requirements have been met.
Register for Fall Courses
Complete course registration to begin classes at a Promise partner college or university for the Fall semester immediately following high school graduation.
Please contact the Admissions Office at your chosen college/university to confirm registration dates and that all requirements have been met.
Keep track of these important events and deadlines for 2023-2024. Download calendar reminders for each deadline of your interest.
Our Promise to You…
HOW HAVE WE HELPED?
Dallas County Promise is changing how we talk about college and career opportunities in classrooms, at the dining room table, and in the business community. Here's what people in the Promise community have to say!
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Learn More about How Promise Can Help You
Browse our website to learn more about how our partners in high schools, Dallas area colleges, and local businesses are working together to help you succeed, and what they need from you! You can also check our list of 82 Promise high schools in Dallas County to confirm that your school is participating.