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 last-dollar scholarships to eligible students.

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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 2nd 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 for eligible students who complete all steps by the deadlines. Review the Dallas Promise Pledge

Participating High Schools
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Freshmen Eligibility

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. Collegiate Dallas Promise high school graduates who graduated with their associates are considered for a last dollar, tuition only scholarship to UTA for up to four semesters if all of the following criteria are met and renewal requirements maintained.

1. Submit Pledge

Submit the Dallas Promise Pledge by the Dallas Promise pledge deadline of your senior year of high school and meet all Dallas Promise priority dates and eligibility for Dallas Promise, including attending a participating high school for the full 2021-2022 school year and graduating from a participating high school.

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2. Complete FAFSA or TASFA By January 15th

Complete the FAFSA or TASFA with UTA’s school code (003656) by January 15th. It is required to be eligible to receive funds through the Federal Pell Grant or Texas Grant programs. All required supporting financial aid documents for UTA, including verification, must be received by March 1. You can find your outstanding financial aid documents in your MyMav portal under the TO DO list.

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3. Apply to UTA by February 14th

All students must meet admission criteria and qualifications. All required admissions documents for UTA must be received by February 14th.

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4. Family Income

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

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. Eligible Scholars must apply for Fall semester only to be considered for Dallas Promise. Spring transfers are still encouraged to apply for admissions, and may qualify for other financial aid through regular FASFA or TASFA eligibility requirements.

1. Associate Degree

Dallas Promise Scholars must maintain Dallas Promise Pledge eligibility at Dallas College and must enroll at UTA the fall after graduation from Dallas College with their transferable associate degree (Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts in Teaching). It is strongly recommended to complete associate degree by the end of their spring semester and 2 years after graduating high school.

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2. Complete FAFSA or TASFA By January 15th

Must complete the FAFSA or TASFA by January 15th and be eligible to receive funds through the Federal Pell Grant or Texas Grant programs. All required supporting financial aid documents for UTA, including verification, must be received by March 1. You can find your outstanding financial aid documents in your MyMav portal under the to do list.

Learn More About Financial Aid Resources

3. Apply to UTA by February 14th

All students must meet admission criteria and qualifications. All required admissions documents for UTA must be received by February 14th.

Learn more about how to apply

4. Family Income

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

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).

Current UTA Students - UTA Dallas Promise Scholar Award Qualifications

  1. Award is renewable for up to 8 fall and spring semesters or when you earn your first bachelor's degree or 150 attempted credit hours.
  2. Submit the FAFSA/TASFA every year by January 15 priority date and remain eligible based on income and residency requirements.
  3. Earn a minimum of 24 UTA credit hours each academic year (fall and spring semesters).
  4. Maintain a minimum, cumulative UTA GPA of 2.5.

Application Deadline February 14th

All students must meet admission criteria and qualifications. All required admissions documents for UTA must be received by February 14th.

 

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Tuition & 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