Parent Promise Overview Video

Transcript​

Hi there. Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with us today.

We're here to tell you about an amazing program just for you, the parent or guardian of a graduating high school student, to have the opportunity to earn a certificate or degree in a high-demand career field with your tuition covered!

Feel free to take notes or jot down questions.

At the end of this video, we will have plenty of time for a Q and A session to make sure you have all your questions answered.

First, let's talk about what in the Parent Promise is.

Whose eligible to participate and the programs offered to Parent Promise scholars.

Parent promise is a scholarship program available to parents and guardians of graduating high school students from participating promise high schools who have an annual adjusted gross income of less than $55,000.

If you meet both of those requirements, you're eligible for the program!

The scholarship covers any gap in tuition that your federal or state grants do not cover so your tuition is taken care of!

Currently, Parent Promise scholars can participate in seven high-demand career fields of study including art, humanities, communications and design, business, education, health sciences, industry, manufacturing and construction, social science and public service, and STEM.

Other benefits of the Parent Promise include a success coach, academic advisor, and career mentor.

These three people will be available to assist students along their journey to ensure student success.

While Parent Promise covers tuition expenses, it does not cover books, supplies, food or transportation.

However, we'll talk a little later about getting assistance with public transportation and mobile food banks.

Now, what's required of you while you're in the program?

It's pretty simple, really.

You have five years to complete your certificate or degree using Parent Promise funds.

While you're in the program, you must successfully complete 12 credit hours per academic year, that's fall, spring and summer semesters, and any mini-mester you'd like to take along the way.

You must also maintain a 2.0 GPA per semester, complete the FAFSA or TASFA each year and register for classes by the assigned Parent Promise deadline.

Before registering for classes, you'll need to reach out to your advisor to provide any available transcripts.

You might have, complete TSI testing if needed and attend a college orientation.

After you've registered for classes, you'll need to take care of a couple of housekeeping items which will be discussed at your orientations.

There are a ton of resources available to you on campus once you are a DCCCD student, including transportation and food assistance.

As a DCCCD student, you may be eligible for free DART passes if transportation is an area of concern for you.

Mobile food pantries that come to each campus at least once per month where you can pick up any food items you might be low on at home completely free!

If this sounds like something you're interested in, listen closely for your next steps to enroll in the program!

Make sure your graduating student has made the Dallas County promise pledge which opens on October 1st.

Make your own pledge to the Parent Promise program which opens on November 1st .

Then, keep an eye on your email inbox for further instructions from the Parent Promise team!

I told you it's simple!

What are you waiting for?

Make the pledge today!