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I Am The Promise

“There’s a lot of scholarships where they give you money, but they usually don’t cover all of your classes for the whole semester. When I heard for the first time that Dallas County Promise was here and in my high school, I thought, ‘Will this really pay for my classes?’. They assured me that they would.”

Herlin Bonilla, 2018 Graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School

“I want to be a nurse anesthetist. I don’t want to be the person in the hospital. I want to give anesthesia to people getting surgery. That’s exciting! I’ll see something new every day.”

Alexis King, 2019 Graduate of DeSoto High School

“The Promise has opened up many opportunities for me, especially the opportunity to stay around with my family and people I’m friends with. I’m also not having to pay as much money out of pocket for my education… My goal has always been to go to college and get a degree in Political Science so that one day I can get involved with politics and change things for the better for people who are trying to be successful.”

Julio Ruiz, 2018 Graduate of Bryan Adams High School

“I never had a plan or way of paying for my tuition, I was thinking about waiting a year. When I heard about Dallas County Promise I was happy because I knew that there was hope for me to go to college. I’m already talking to my sister about Promise.”

Festus Oyinwola, 2018 Graduate of Conrad High School

Are you a high school senior graduating in 2022? 

Dallas County Promise can help you succeed in college and careers you’re passionate about, and help you prepare to advance professionally in life. With tuition assistance, success coaching, and advising, our Promise is to support you in earning your credentials in the form of a career certification, associate or bachelor’s degree.

Browse our website to learn more about what our partners offer, require, and need from you! You can also check our list of 57 Promise high schools in Dallas County to confirm that your school is participating.

Ready to take the first step? Take the Promise Pledge and begin exploring your tuition-free college opportunities as a Promise Scholar.

Upcoming Deadlines & Events

  • January 12, 2022 (Priority Deadline): Pledge, admissions, and financial aid (FAFSA/TASFA) application Deadline for Promise Partner Colleges & Universities. (Note: The priority deadline is the final deadline for Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M – Texarkana, and The University of Texas at Arlington.) Take the Pledge
  • February 2, 2022 (Regular Deadline): Deadline to submit Promise Pledge for 2022 HS Graduates Take the Pledge Take the Pledge
  • March 1, 2022 (Regular Deadline): Admission and FAFSA/TASFA Application Deadline
  • July 27, 2022: Deadline to Register for Classes**
  • **Note: Deadlines for admission and financial aid may vary by institution. Review our policy document to confirm the deadlines at the school(s) of your choice.

Scholarship Overview

2021-2022 Dallas County Promise Program Key Dates

  • Pledge

    September 1, 2021

    Promise Pledge opens for Dallas County students graduating from participating high schools. All eligible students should take the pledge to confirm interest in receiving tuition assistance, coaching, and other Promise benefits.

  • Apply

    February 2, 2022

    Deadline to complete the Dallas County Promise Pledge for *most Partner colleges and universities.

  • Submit

    March 1, 2022

    STEP ONE: Admissions applications for *most Promise partner colleges and universities are due. Visit ApplyTexas.org to complete one application for the partner college(s) of your choice. Students interested in enrolling at Dallas College with dual-credit courses completed should only update their contact information at the Dallas College campus of their choice.

    STEP TWO: Deadline to submit the FAFSA/TASFA for *most Partner colleges and universities. 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.

  • 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.

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