Dallas County Promise

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Welcome, students!

Dallas County Promise is tuition-free college.

Dallas County Promise covers the cost of tuition at any Dallas County Community College for up to three years or the completion of an associate degree (whichever comes first). Promise Scholars will also be matched with a Success Coach who will serve as a mentor to help students beginning at the end of their senior year through college completion.

Promise Scholars who also meet income 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 to cover the cost of textbooks.

Seniors in a Promise high school must complete all three Promise deadlines including completing the Promise Pledge by Jan. 31 to be eligible for both Promise and Rising Star. 

The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT-Dallas) is providing all Dallas County Promise students an opportunity to continue their Promise scholarship of free tuition through the completion of a bachelor’s degree at UNT-Dallas. Students should list UNT-Dallas on their FAFSA/TASFA and also complete a UNT-Dallas admissions application as a senior.

SMU is providing select Dallas County Promise students a merit- and needs-based scholarship opportunity to continue their Promise scholarship of free tuition through the completion of a bachelor’s degree at SMU.

“We know that the greatest barrier to college completion is cost. The Promise is a game-changer for students, businesses and the communities we serve.”
—Dr. Joe May DCCCD chancellor

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

Learn About Dallas County Promise

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the program, seniors at the 31 Promise schools need to:

Pledge by Jan. 31:

  • Complete the Promise Pledge by Jan. 31, 2018; 

Apply by March 15:

  • Submit the DCCCD application through applytexas.org or at dcccd.edu/apply;
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at FAFSA.gov
    Texas residents who are noncitizens need to complete the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) and submit to the DCCCD college you plan to attend.

Enroll by July 31:

  • Complete DCCCD class registration for the Fall semester.

Help Spread the Good News For more on the Dallas County Promise, visit dallascountypromise.org. Also, be sure to tell your siblings, friends or neighbors who could benefit from this amazing new program!