AlamoPROMISE

Join the Promise of Tuition-Free College! Beginning October 1, 2021, through May 1, 2022, eligible seniors from participating high schools can 'save their seat' for tuition-free college as an AlamoPROMISE Scholar.

What is AlamoPROMISE?

AlamoPROMISE covers tuition and required fees for current academic year graduates from participating high schools seeking an academic certificate or associate’s degree at one of the five Alamo Colleges: Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, San Antonio College, and St. Philip’s College.

As AlamoPROMISE Scholars, students meeting eligibility criteria receive a "last-dollar" scholarship for up to three years or the completion of an associate's degree or academic certificate, whichever comes first. The "last-dollar" scholarship funds the cost of tuition and required fees after financial aid awards are applied.

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Participating High Schools

  • Academy of Creative Education
  • Advanced Learning Academy
  • Alamo Academies
  • Brackenridge HS
  • Brooks Collegiate Academy
  • Burbank HS
  • CAST STEM High School
  • CAST Tech High School
  • Chavez Excel Academy
  • Cooper Academy at Navarro
  • East Central HS
  • Edison HS
  • Edgewood Fine Arts Academy 
  • Fox Technical HS
  • Frank L. Madla ECHS
  • Frank M. Tejeda Academy
  • Harlandale HS
  • Harlandale STEM ECHS
  • Highlands HS
  • Holmes /NSITE HS
  • Jay/SEA HS
  • Judson Early College Academy
  • Jefferson HS
  • Judson HS
  • Kennedy HS
  • Lanier HS
  • Lee HS
  • MacArthur HS
  • Madison HS
  • Marshall HS
  • McCollum HS
  • Memorial HS
  • NXT Level Youth Opportunity Center
  • Roosevelt HS
  • Sam Houston HS
  • Somerset /ZECLA HS
  • South San Antonio HS
  • Southside HS
  • Southwest HS
  • Southwest Legacy HS
  • St. Philip's College ECHS
  • Stevens HS
  • Travis ECHS
  • Veterans Memorial HS
  • Wagner HS
  • Young Men’s Leadership Academy
  • Young Women's Leadership Academy

 

To become an AlamoPROMISE scholar, you must be a senior from a participating high school graduating during the 2021-2022 academic school year.

 

How to Qualify

Priority Guarantee Date

February 28, 2022

Students should submit the online Save Your Seat Form, Apply Texas Application, and Financial Aid Application by February 28, 2022 to guarantee consideration to become an AlamoPROMISE Scholar.

Submitting these items by the Priority Guarantee Date ensures students can be a part of AlamoPROMISE and receive help completing enrollment steps early to maximize financial aid benefits, secure the best class schedule, and stay ahead and on track to graduation.  

Students may submit Save your Seat forms after the Priority Guarantee Date until May 1, 2022 and will be considered for AlamoPROMISE on a rolling-review, space-available basis. After the Priority Guarantee Date, staff will continue to help students complete the steps to enroll at the Alamo Colleges District.

 

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    Pledge

    Pledge by completing your "Save Your Seat" form. (Available October 1, 2021, through May 1, 2022)

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    Apply

    Apply by entering your application for admissions at one of the Alamo Colleges through https://goapplytexas.org/.

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    Submit

    Submit financial aid application (FAFSA or TASFA). Complete financial verification or outstanding items needed to issue your financial aid award.

 

 

Once You’ve Saved Your Seat, What’s Next?

An Enrollment Coach from one of the colleges of the Alamo Colleges District will be in contact to help you to get ready for college. Your information will also be reviewed to confirm that you meet eligibility requirements for AlamoPROMISE. All AlamoPROMISE updates will be sent to the contact information you provided in your Save Your Seat form.

If your contact information changes, email promise@alamo.edu as soon as possible. Once you've 'saved your seat', here are important immediate next steps that need to be completed as soon as possible:

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1. Complete your admission application on Apply Texas and submit your application online to one of the five Alamo Colleges: St. Philip's College, San Antonio College, Palo Alto College, Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College. Visit https://goapplytexas.org/.

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2. Complete your financial aid application through FAFSA or TASFA and select one of the five Alamo Colleges to receive your information. IMPORTANT: A complete financial aid file with all requirements satisfied is needed to be part of AlamoPROMISE. Regularly check your ACES student email account for updates on your financial aid status and any additional documents required to complete your financial aid file. Visit www.fafsa.gov or access the TASFA here.

If you need assistance with financial aid join one of weekly financial aid Zoom help sessions being offered throughout the summer, learn more here.

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3. Stay connected through e-mail and alamo.edu/promise for updated information.


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