Promise Partnerships Frequently Asked Questions


Common Eligibility Questions

Yes. Students must be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant (FAFSA filers), and all students must be Texas Grant eligible and have a family income of $85,000 or less.

Yes. If you are an SB 1528 student, you must complete the Texas Affidavit and upload a notarized Affidavit to the Residency Secure Upload by February 14.

No. Students must enroll full-time in the fall semester following their high school graduation or associate degree completion.

Financial Aid Offer

Students will receive a hard-copy letter in the mail congratulating recipients. They will also receive an email to their UTA email address.

If you did not receive the congratulatory letter by May, you did not qualify for the “Promise Last Dollar Tuition Award.” Often this is due to missed deadlines or not meeting the income eligibility requirements. There is no appeal process.

General Questions

No. Students must meet UTA’s admission and financial aid deadlines, and financial eligibility requirements. Students must have completed an associate degree prior to UTA enrollment.

If a student lost eligibility while enrolled at their Promise Program’s partner college, the student ceases to be eligible and is not reinstated by UTA. It is recommended that you stay in close contact with UTA’s admission staff at Spring transfer “Promise Last Dollar Tuition Award” awards are offered on a limited basis.

Spring transfers are not guaranteed to receive “Promise Last Dollar Tuition Award” due to fund availability. Spring transfers are still encouraged to apply for admissions and may qualify for other types of financial aid based on FAFSA or TASFA eligibility. It is recommended that eligible scholars with an associate degree apply for the fall semester.

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