AlamoPROMISE eliminates financial barriers to higher education, helping students complete college and obtain the necessary skills to hold high-wage, high-demand jobs.
The Alamo Colleges District and its public and private sector partners are working with local government and community partners to deliver on a promise of up to three years of no-cost community college for eligible students in Bexar County who are seeking associate degrees, transfer, certifications and/or job training.
This program is comprised of last-dollar funding enhanced with college navigation and career pathway support. AlamoPROMISE fills the gap between a student's financial aid award and the cost of tuition and fees.
An education credential is the single-most powerful tool there is to provide an individual with economic mobility and change the trajectory of their future.
The average associate degree graduate from the Alamo Colleges District — the largest provider of higher education in South Texas — will experience a $9,400 earnings increase each year compared to a high school graduate in Texas.
Through achieving a degree, students will receive a stream of higher future earnings that will continue to grow throughout their working lives.
AlamoPROMISE provides support to help students complete their education beyond high school and launch their careers. We believe in every student's potential and in our community's responsibility to create systems that help students achieve – particularly students who are economically disadvantaged and first-generation college-going students.
We are committed to helping schools throughout Bexar County build capacity to dramatically improve postsecondary outcomes for every student.
AlamoPROMISE aims to reduce students' financial barriers to entering and completing a certificate or associate's degree program by providing last-dollar tuition funding that covers the gap between needs-based financial aid and the cost of tuition and mandatory fees for up to three years.
To be eligible for the AlamoPROMISE program, students submit a Save Your Seat form, submit a federal or Texas financial aid application, register at one of the Alamo Colleges, participate in a summer bridge program prior to the fall semester if their high school GPA is 79 or below, maintain a 2.0 while at the Alamo Colleges and complete at least 18 credit hours per academic year.
Thank you for being a source of support and encouragement for the students in your life.
Whatever your official title, you can assist by spreading the word about the AlamoPROMISE program. For fall 2020, all seniors graduating from any one of the 25 participating high schools with their high school diploma are eligible for the last-dollar scholarship. Encourage them to visit alamo.edu/promise for more information.
By the fall of 2021, the AlamoPROMISE program will be available to all students graduating with a diploma from an additional 20 participating high schools.