Take the Pledge

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Students & Parents

Promise At-A-Glance

Interested in learning more? Here's a brief overview of Dallas County Promise and our offers to students, program benefits, and other key information. 

Student Handbook 2021 - 2022

See a brief overview of Dallas County Promise in Spanish here, or check out our Promise Overview videos in English and in Spanish.

See below for information and resources to help you prepare for postsecondary opportunities. Whether you're a high school freshman or graduating senior, it's never too late to prepare for your first day of college. 

For specific information about Dallas County Promise partner colleges and universities, review our policy document

How to Take the Pledge

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  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or grad school.

    For more information and to apply, click here.
  • Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)

    This application is for foreign students and non-citizens who are classified as Texas residents. Using this application, you may be eligible to receive state financial aid for tuition purposes.

    For more information and to apply, click here.

Resources for Dreamers/DACA

Future Promise Scholars

Are you not yet in your senior year of college but already thinking about college and careers? Good for you! Now's the time to start planning for life after graduation. 

To start, take a look at our custom Promise College & Career Pathways Checklist and a few of our favorite online resources:

Study and practice for the SAT/ACT

Start thinking about your career path

Volunteer with Causes You’re Passionate About

Get involved in extracurricular activities like school and community clubs and organizations. Your school will have a list of what they have. If they don’t have what you want, create one!

Take on leadership roles at school. Become an officer in your student government/council.

Start saving money for college/living expenses like books, food, and transportation