Dallas County Promise

The University of Texas at Arlington, a top-ranked university in research and diversity, is proud to partner with Dallas County Promise to offer scholarship programs designed to invest in you.

Support & Challenge You

Make your dream a reality

For Spanish translation, view Dallas County Promise Español .

UTA and Dallas County Promise work to make a world class bachelor’s degree education affordable and set students on their path to achieve their dreams. Dallas County Promise is a coalition of 57 participating high schools and partner universities. The first step to becoming eligible for the Dallas County Promise Program is to complete the Promise Pledge by February 5th of your senior year of high school. The Dallas County Promise covers any cost of tuition (classes only) that federal or state financial aid grants do not cover. Review the Dallas Promise Pledge

Participating High Schools
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Freshman Eligibility 

2021 Dallas County Promise high school graduates are eligible to receive a last-dollar, tuition-only scholarship to UTA for up to eight fall and spring semesters, if all of the following criteria are met and renewal requirements maintained.

1. Participating High School

Attend a participating high school for the full 2020-2021 school year and graduate from a participating high school.

2. Submit Pledge

Submit Dallas Promise Pledge by February 5th of your senior year and meet all Dallas Promise priority dates for Dallas Promise Pledge, admissions application, financial aid application, orientation and enrollment.

Dallas Promise Pledge

3. FAFSA & TASFA Eligibility

Must complete the FAFSA or TASFA by January 15, 2021 and be eligible to receive funds through the Federal Pell Grant or Texas Grant programs.

Financial Aid Resources

4. Family Income

Have a family adjusted gross income of $65,000 or less.

5. Residency

Must be a Texas resident for tuition purposes.

Residency

6. Enroll

Must start classes the fall semester after high school graduation and register for a minimum of at least 12 credit hours in each semester (fall and spring).

Transfer Eligibility 

Scholars who remain Dallas County Promise eligible and complete an associate degree from Dallas College and meet all other eligibility criteria can receive a last-dollar, tuition-only scholarship to UTA for up to four fall and spring semesters if renewal requirements are maintained.

1. Associate Degree

Dallas Promise Scholars must maintain Dallas Promise Pledge eligibility at Dallas College and must enroll at UTA the fall or spring semester after graduation from Dallas College with their transferable associate degree (Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts in Teaching).

Eligibility

2. Residency

Be a Texas resident for tuition purposes.

Residency

3. FAFSA & TASFA Eligibility

Must complete the FAFSA or TASFA by January 15, 2021 and be eligible to receive funds through the Federal Pell Grant or Texas Grant programs.

Financial Aid Resources

4. Family Income

Have a family adjusted gross income of $65,000 or less.

5. Admitted to UTA

Student must be accepted for transfer admission to UTA no later than April 1 for the fall semester or November 1 for the spring semester of the year in which the student intends to transfer

6. Enroll

Must start classes the semester after associate degree completion and register for a minimum of at least 12 credit hours in each semester (fall and spring).

Application Priority Dates

Submit your pledge, admissions application and financial aid by January 15th 

All students must meet admission criteria and qualifications. 


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Tuition and Affordability


The Promise scholarship covers the gap between need-based financial aid and the cost of tuition for up to a time limit or the completion of a degree. UTA also offers a wide variety of financial assistance to help secure your future at UTA. 

Tuition and Affordability

Continue your Promise with Us!

If you are from one of the 57 Dallas County Promise Schools, please contact our Dallas County Promise Admissions Counselors for any assistance with the admissions process.

Melissa Martinez Dominguez

Assistant Director for Dallas County Promise

Zachary Machani

Assistant Director for Freshman Recruitment and Dallas Promise Advisor

Julia Garrido

Admissions Counselor and Dallas Promise Advisor - Yo Hablo Espanol