Alamo Colleges District Expands Offer of Tuition-Free College to Thousands More High School Seniors

January 13, 2022

DSO Communications

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Alamo Colleges District is proud to announce it has expanded its offer of tuition-free college to thousands more high school students through its AlamoPROMISE program. 

Now in its third year, AlamoPROMISE is serving 11 school district partners and 47 high schools as a result of an expanded level of service that reaches more students across the region. 

As of this January 2022, nearly 9,000 high school seniors have taken the first step by signing up to save their seat to be an AlamoPROMISE Scholar. 

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. 

The expanded list of high schools below would target approximately 13,500 students as prospects for the AlamoPROMISE Program with an anticipated enrollment of 3,900 students.

Advanced Learning Academy

Alamo Academies

Brooks Collegiate Academy 

CAST STEM High School

CAST Tech High School

Chavez Excel Academy

Cooper Academy at Navarro

Edgewood Fine Arts Academy 

Frank L. Madla ECHS

Frank M. Tejeda Academy

Harlandale STEM ECHS

Judson Early College Academy

MacArthur High School 

Madison High School 

Marshall High School 

St. Philip’s College ECHS

Stevens High School 

Travis ECHS

Veterans Memorial High School 

Young Men’s Leadership Academy

A comprehensive listing of all 47 participating AlamoPROMISE high schools and programs for FY22 can be found here

Eligible graduating high school seniors can sign up to be an AlamoPROMISE Scholar by filling out the “Save Your Seat” pledge form at

The priority guarantee date for AlamoPROMISE consideration is February 28, 2022. Pledge forms received after February 28, 2022, through May 1, 2022, will be reviewed on a space available basis. 

To be eligible, students must be a graduating senior from one of the 47 participating AlamoPROMISE high schools and complete all Alamo College District admissions, enrollment, financial aid requirements and any other program requirements that are communicated. 

As AlamoPROMISE Scholars, students 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. 

In addition to tuition-free assistance, AlamoPROMISE Scholars have access to wraparound services such as advising, career counseling and help with financial, health and other issues that present barriers to completing a college education.

Anyone interested in learning more about how to apply and qualify is encouraged to visit