Parents & Families

College is important for many reasons, including long-term financial gain, job stability, career satisfaction and success outside of the workplace. With more and more occupations requiring advanced education, an associate degree or continuing education certificate is critical to your child’s success in today's workforce. AlamoPROMISE can help.

It’s available to graduating high school seniors from the currently participating high schools in Bexar County regardless of family income or class rank.

If your student is eligible, AlamoPROMISE covers the gap between your child’s financial aid and the cost of tuition and mandatory fees at one of the Alamo Colleges.

We're happy to help you and your student navigate the process of applying for and enrolling at one of the Alamo Colleges.

FAQs for Parents & Families


What does AlamoPROMISE cover?

As last-dollar funding, AlamoPROMISE covers the gap between financial aid and the cost of tuition at one of the Alamo Colleges for up to three years. 100% of your student’s tuition and mandatory fees will be covered.

This program also covers enhanced college navigation and career pathway support.

How does last-dollar funding work?

“Last-dollar” funding covers the gap between tuition and required fees and a student’s financial aid award.

Students must submit a financial aid application and complete any additional documents needed to complete their financial aid award.

Is there a family income limit to qualify for AlamoPROMISE?

Your household income does not disqualify you and there is no minimum academic requirement for admission.

Is my student locked-in when he or she pledges to participate in AlamoPROMISE?

Because we understand plans sometimes change, students are not locked into a commitment when pledging to Save Your Seat.

How do we apply?

To be eligible to for AlamoPROMISE, 2021 high school graduates from a participating high school must complete three eligibility steps by their deadlines.

Visit the AlamoPROMISE home page for more information about the deadlines and what to submit or complete.

Does AlamoPROMISE make college at the Alamo Colleges completely free?

Even with the help of AlamoPROMISE, there are other costs with attending college.

These include books, transportation, rent, and food. If the student receives federal or state financial aid or additional scholarships, these dollars can be used toward the other costs.

My child is the first person in the family to attend college and I am not familiar with the college process. What can I do to help my child succeed?

The college enrollment process can be confusing, but the AlamoPROMISE team is here to help guide you through the process and requirements. Our colleges have dedicated staff in admissions, financial aid, and other student services offices to support our incoming students.

Begin exploring college and career options with your student and reach out to us at anytime you have questions!

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