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5 Promise Programs for Free Tuition in Texas

Last updated February 28, 2021

For students living in Texas, free money for college is available in many ways! Did you know there are many Texas Promise Programs to help you cover the cost of tuition, fees, and books at participating community colleges and some 4-year schools in Texas. Take a look at the requirements to participate in each program. I PROMISE, this might just be the most helpful thing you read all day!

AlamoPROMISE

  • Available to incoming freshmen from Texas who attend a participating high school
  • Covers 100% of tuition costs to earn a certificate or associate’s degree at one of the five Alamo Colleges
  • College application, Promise pledge form and FAFSA must be submitted by the Feb 15th deadline

UTSA - University of Texas at San Antonio Bold Promise

  • Available to incoming freshmen from Texas
  • Covers 100% of tuition costs for eight fall/spring semesters
  • Family income must be no greater than $50,500 per year to qualify
  • To be eligible student must be a Texas resident and rank in the top 25% of graduation class
  • College application and FAFSA must be submitted by the Jan 15th priority deadline

Dallas County Promise

  • Available to incoming freshmen from Texas who attend a participating highschool
  • Covers 100% of tuition costs to earn a certificate, associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree at one of the Partner Colleges
  • Submit the Dallas County Promise non-binding pledge form by Feb 5th deadline
  • College application and FAFSA must be submitted by the Feb 5th deadline

Texas State University Bobcat Promise

  • Available to incoming freshmen from Texas
  • Covers 100% of tuition costs for eight fall/spring semesters
  • Family income must be no greater than $50,000 per year to qualify
  • College application and FAFSA must be submitted by the Mar 15th deadline

Harris County Promise

  • Available to incoming freshmen from Texas who attend a participating highschool
  • Covers 100% of tuition costs for up to 3 years and provides textbook assistance
  • Submit the Harris County Promise non-binding pledge form by Feb 5th deadline
  • College application and FAFSA must be submitted by the Mar 5th deadline

Remember the FAFSA priority deadline in Texas is January 15th! Still trying to complete your FAFSA? Use this helpful guide to get all your questions answered

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