Dallas County Promise

UTA and Dallas County Promise work to make a world class bachelor’s degree education affordable and set students on their path to achieving their dreams. Dallas County Promise is a coalition of 69 participating high schools and partner universities. The first step to becoming eligible for the Dallas County Promise Program is to complete the Promise Path by your senior year of high school.

Red River Promise 

Red River Promise is a partnership with Cooke, Montague, and Young counties. This program aims to build a more robust college-going culture, produce students ready to achieve their educational goals, and provides trained graduates to strengthen our local and state-wide workforce.

Texoma Promise

The Texoma Promise is a partnership with local colleges, universities, and high schools to expand access to higher education and strengthen the workforce.

In partnership with Grayson College you can become eligible for this life-changing program.

 

Freshmen Eligibility

High school graduates from Dallas County Promise, Red River Promise, or Texoma Promise 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 high school promise 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 Path

Submit the Promise Path by the deadline of your senior year of high school and meet all promise priority dates and eligibility for promise, including attending a participating high school for the full 2022-2023 school year and graduating from a participating high school.

2. Complete FAFSA or TASFA By February 14

Complete the FAFSA or TASFA with UTA’s school code (003656) by February 14th. FAFSA filers must be eligible to receive funds through the Federal Pell Grant and TEXAS Grant programs. TASFA filers must be eligible to receive funds through the TEXAS Grant. All required financial aid documents must be received by February 14. If you are missing any items, they are listed in your MyMav under the TO DO list.

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3. Apply to UTA by February 14

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

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4. Family Income

Have a family adjusted gross income of $85,000 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 eligible for Dallas County Promise, Red River Promise, or Texoma Promise and complete an associate degree 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 their promise program. 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

Promise scholars must maintain promise eligibility and must enroll at UTA the fall after graduation 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.

2. Complete FAFSA or TASFA By February 14

Must complete the FAFSA or TASFA by February 14th 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 February 14. 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 14

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

Learn more about how to apply

4. Family Income

Have a family adjusted gross income of $85,000 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).

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Current Promise Partnership Students

Scholar Renewal Requirement

  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 February 14 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.