The Tarleton Promise Program

The Tarleton Promise Program will cover the remaining bill after a qualifying student’s scholarships and grants are applied to their account. The Promise will pay for tuition, required fees (including parking), room and board, and provides a semesterly allowance for text books. 

Tarleton Promise Requirements

To be considered for the Tarleton Promise program the student must complete Tarleton’s General Scholarships Application and FAFSA application. The award is renewable for up to four years as long as the following eligibility requirements are met each year the student attends Tarleton.


  • Must be a Texas Resident
  • Must be an incoming Tarleton freshman student
  • Must be enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 hours each long semester)
  • Must live on campus (in order to have room and board costs covered)
  • Full Pell grant and Texas Grant eligibility, i.e. $0 Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). This information can be found on the Student Aid Report that a student will receive after completing the FAFSA
  • Must be in the top 25% of graduating high school class. If the high school doesn’t rank, Tarleton will use other factors to determine top quarter equivalent standing (primarily high school GPA)
  • Successful completion and submission of the Tarleton Scholarship Application and the FAFSA 

For most students meeting the eligibility requirements, PELL grants, TEXAS Grant and other federal/state/institutional aid cover the vast majority of the costs of attendance, but are not sufficient to cover the cost of room and board. The Promise Program serves to assist our qualifying students in covering the costs of room and board for which the other grants do not.

Steps to Confirm Your Eligibility

 Submit Your Admission Application

  • Complete ApplyTexas online application
  • $50 application fee or submit fee waiver proof to [email protected] 
  • Submit official high school transcript
  • Submit official SAT or ACT test scores (must be sent from testing agency). Though submission of test scores is optional for admission purposes, it can enhance a student’s prospects in the scholarship consideration process)

Submit Your Scholarship Application

  • Apply for Tarleton scholarships  
  • Official transcripts are required in order to be eligible for scholarships
  • ACT and SAT scores are strongly recommended in order to enhance a student’s prospects for scholarship consideration 
  • The Fall 2021 Scholarship Priority Deadline is on Monday, February 15. If you apply after February 15, you will still be eligible for the Tarleton Promise Program

Submit Your FAFSA Application

  • File your FAFSA application
  • Tarleton’s FAFSA school code is: 003631
  • The FAFSA Priority Filing Deadline is on Friday, January 15. If you apply after January 15, you will still be eligible for the Tarleton Promise Program

Tarleton Promise Benefits

Tarleton will cover the remaining bill amount after the student’s scholarships and grants are applied. 

Tarleton Covers the Cost of Qualifying Students:
  • Tuition and required fees
  • Room and board
  • Books (up to $600 per semester) 


Will these awards be renewable?
A: The awards can be renewed for up to 4 years as long as you meet the renewal requirements for underlying awards (generally, minimum 2.75 GPA and earning credit for a minimum of 12 hours per semester).

What if I don’t apply by the Scholarship Priority Deadline (February 15)?
A: Students submitting the scholarship application after the February 15 deadline will be eligible as funding allows. It is in the student’s best interest to apply as soon as possible. 

Can I get the Promise Grant if I attend classes and live on campus during the summer?
A: No, the Promise grants are only awarded during long (fall and spring) semesters.

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Tarleton Scholarships

Learn more about scholarship opportunities that are available at Tarleton!