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Qualify for FREE tuition at Dallas College and Partner Universities

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    Dallas County Promise is a last dollar scholarship that provides FREE tuition to Dallas College and several partner universities. Visit the Dallas County Promise website for important deadlines and details.

    To become a Dallas County Promise scholar, students take four easy steps and meet all deadlines.


    1. Complete the Dallas County Promise PATH form. Beginning September 1st, visit DallasCountyPromise.org to start the process.  


    2. Complete the 2025-26 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This free application determines a student’s eligibility for need-based federal financial aid for college.

    Students who are not eligible to complete the FAFSA application can complete the 2025-26 Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA). The priority deadline for the FAFSA/TASFA application is January 15. 

    The 25-26 FAFSA and the TASFA financial aid applications become available on October 1st. 


    3. Apply to Dallas College or University Partners on the Apply Texas website.


    4. Enroll in Fall semester courses at the partner college or university of your choice.



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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many classes do I have to take each year to keep my scholarship?

  • What if I take a gap year? Can I still get the Dallas Promise scholarship when I return to school?

  • What types of financial aid are available?

  • What is needed to complete the FAFSA/ TASFA?