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. 

Once you complete an associate degree (2-year) at one of the seven Dallas College campuses, you are eligible to transfer to Dallas County Promise partner four-year universities, with your last-dollar scholarship guaranteed contingent on meeting income and GPA requirements. Some partner four-year universities also have options for you to attend directly after graduating high school. View the full list of Dallas County Promise partner colleges.

“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 March 31, 2021 (Open September 1, 2020):

  • Complete the Promise Pledge by March 31, 2020. Your pledge is only complete when you receive a submission confirmation.
  • Before March 31, submit the Dallas College admissions application through applytexas.org or at dcccd.edu/apply.

Apply by March 31:

  • Before March 31, 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 30:

  • 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!