Students and their guardians at participating campuses have the opportunity to earn a tuition scholarship covering the cost of classes to a partner college. Colleges covered through Dallas County Promise include: 

Scholarship opportunities are available regardless of income or GPA requirements, specific to each partner college. There are both 2-year and 4-year direct entry options following graduation from high school.  Seniors who participate in the Dallas County Promise program will also be matched with a success coach who will serve as a mentor beginning at the end of the senior year through college completion.

Our qualifying campuses are:

  • Garland HS
  • Lakeview Centennial HS
  • Naaman Forest HS
  • North Garland HS
  • Rowlett HS
  • Sachse HS
  • South Garland HS

Become a Promise Scholar

Seniors need to meet these 2024 deadlines in order to participate in the Dallas County Promise program.

  • Jan. 15: Sign the Path form, admission application, and financial aid application for Southern Methodist University (SMU).
  • Feb. 1: Path form due for all colleges.
  • Feb. 15: Admission application and financial aid due for University of North Texas (UNT).
  • March 1: Admission application and financial aid due for Midwestern State University (MSU), Texas A&M-Commerce, and Texas Women's University (TWU).
  • April 1: Admission application and financial aid due for University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and University of North Texas at Dallas (UNTD).
  • May 1: Admission application and financial aid due for Dallas College.
  • Aug. 1: Deadline to enroll and register for fall semester classes at all colleges.

Ready to make the Promise Pledge?

If you are graduating from our eligible high schools, the Dallas County Promise program can help you get an industry-based certification, associate and/or bachelor's degree.

Pledge now

Be a Promise Parent

Parents or guardians of Promise Scholars can earn a certificate, associate, bachelor or master's degree in an in-demand field of study at no cost by:

  • Having a student at a qualifying high school
  • Both parent and student applying to attend one of the partner college or universities
  • The family having an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of less than $55,000

Learn about the Parent Promise


Interested seniors can contact their campus counselor for more information. Use the Find Your Counselor page to see their contact details.

Program details

For more information about the program, participating colleges and FAQs, visit the Dallas County Promise website.

What about other college costs?

Promise Scholars who also meet income and GPA requirements can receive the Rising Star Scholarship to cover the cost of textbooks.

What about a bachelor's degree?

Promise Scholars that complete an associate degree at a Dallas College campus have access to transfer scholarships available at Promise partner colleges. Students must meet the admissions and scholarship requirements at each university.

Contact us

For academic advising, questions about CCMR or financial aid, contact:
For questions about testing programs and preparation, contact:
For questions about CTE courses, career certificates and industry certifications, contact:
For more information about magnet programs, contact: