Tarleton Promise Program to Serve New Freshmen in Fort Worth

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Aiming to increase access to higher education, Tarleton State University has announced the expansion of its Tarleton Promise Program to the institution’s Fort Worth campus, giving eligible first-year students the opportunity to attend free of tuition and fees.

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Tarleton State’s Fort Worth campus on the Chisholm Trail Parkway.

Tarleton State President Dr. James Hurley launched the Tarleton Promise Program in 2019 upon his arrival, with the goal to provide additional institutional aid to eligible, incoming freshmen if federal and state aid do not cover their direct college expenses. As the institution welcomes its inaugural first-year cohort to its Fort Worth campus this fall, Tarleton State is growing the program to meet the specific needs of this new population attending the university.

“We believe that a student’s financial situation should never prevent them from earning a college degree,” said Dr. Hurley. “Our university was founded as an institution of opportunity, and the Tarleton Promise Program is one way that we continue to live out that legacy.”

Eligible students must complete both the FAFSA and general scholarship applications and meet the following criteria:

— Texas resident

— Pell Grant eligible

— Family adjusted gross income of $85,000 or less

— Graduated in the top 50% of their high school graduating class

The financial aid office will notify recipients of their award, which is renewable for up to four years if the student remains enrolled full time and meets satisfactory progress requirements toward their degree completion.

“Our goal is to remove barriers for high-performing students who have the most financial need,” said Dr. Rachael Capua, Dean of Tarleton State Fort Worth and Vice President for External Operations. “This is an important step to increasing access and opportunity as we prepare to welcome our inaugural first-year class later this year.”

Prospective students can begin their journey toward attending Tarleton State Fort Worth by visiting the university website to view a full list of available programs and to apply. Class registration for fall 2024 is also now available.

A founding member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton State is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of nearly 17,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.