Dallas County Promise: free college tuition for Grand Prairie and South Grand Prairie High seniors

Grand Prairie High School and South Grand Prairie High School have been selected to be in Cohort I of the Dallas County Promise program because of their two early college high school programs and their existing relationships with the Dallas County Community College District.

As part of this program, all 2018 seniors – regardless of GPA or family income will have the opportunity to earn free tuition at any Dallas County Community College for 60 credit hours, three years, or the completion of an associate degree (whichever comes first). They will also be matched with a Success Coach mentor, and have access to additional transfer scholarships to attend partner four-year universities including SMU and UNT-Dallas.

To enter the program, seniors who have attended GPHS or SGPHS for their full senior year must meet the following deadlines:
• January 31: Complete the Dallas County Promise Pledge
• March 15: Complete DCCCD admissions application and submit FAFSA or TASFA with a DCCCD college listed
• July 31: Complete DCCCD registration for the Fall semester

For more information about the Dallas County Promise program, go to www.DallasCountyPromise.org.

Rising Star Program

For students who do not attend one of the Dallas County Promise campuses, the Rising Star program provides qualified high school graduates with academic support services and up to $5,500 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.

If you have recently graduated from a Dallas County public high school, have demonstrated financial need and meet certain academic requirements, you can be a Rising Star.

For more information about the Rising Star program, go to the Rising Star page on the DCCCD website.