Dallas County Promise


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Dallas County Promise covers the cost of tuition at any of the seven campuses of Dallas 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 to college completion.

About Dallas County Promise

Seniors in a Promise high school planning to attend one of the seven Dallas College campuses are eligible to become Promise Bound. To qualify, they must complete all Promise deadlines including completing the Promise Pledge to be eligible for both Promise and Rising Star. 

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

Southern Methodist University provides 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.”

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Dr. Joe May
Dallas College chancellor

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the program, seniors at the 57 Promise schools need to:

Pledge by Feb. 7 (Open October 1, 2019):

  • Complete the Promise Pledge by Feb. 7, 2020. Your pledge is only complete when you receive a submission confirmation.
  • Submit the Dallas College application through applytexas.org or at dcccd.edu/apply.

Apply by March 6:

  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at FAFSA.gov or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) and list the Dallas College campus you plan to attend.

Enroll by July 31:

  • Complete Dallas College class registration for the Fall semester.

Dallas Promise Success Coach

Each Promise Bound student is assigned a Success Coach. The Success Coach works with students starting their senior year of high school through college completion and provides critical support to students. For more information, visit the Success Coach website.


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!