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Dallas County Promise

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Dallas County Promise!

The Promise is a partnership of school districts, colleges, and nonprofits coming together to make college completion possible for more Dallas County students. Seniors from the thirty-one participating high schools (yes, LCHS is one!) can get started by completing their Promise Pledge.

Thanks to an unprecedented financial commitment from the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) Foundation, all seniors – regardless of GPA or family income – at thirty-one Promise high schools will have the opportunity to earn a full-tuition scholarship, a Success Coach mentor, and access to additional transfer scholarships to attend partner four-year universities, including SMU and UNT-Dallas.

To receive the Dallas County Promise, seniors must meet three key deadlines:

  1. Complete the Dallas County Promise Pledge
  2. Complete the DCCCD admissions application and submit FAFSA/TASFA with a DCCCD college listed
  3. Complete DCCCD registration for the fall semester

Promise Scholars who meet financial requirements and have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher will be automatically awarded the DCCCD Rising Star Scholarship which covers the additional cost of textbooks and provides an in-person Rising Star advisor. Please note - seniors in a Promise high school must complete the Promise Pledge to be eligible for both Promise and Rising Star.


Dallas County Parent Promise

Lakeview Centennial is proud to be joining the Dallas County Promise PARENT Promise. Now, not only are our students promised the gift of a free college education - but now many of our parents are promised this gift as well. 

Parent Promise is a scholarship program which provides a pathway for parents to earn a certificate or associate degree in order to pursue a career in an in-demand field of study at no cost to you. Parent Promise will cover any gap between state and federal financial aid at Dallas​ College to make sure tuition is covered.​

For more information, visit the Dallas County Parent Promise site

FAFSA general information

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, provides over $80 billion annually in financial assistance for college. To receive federal student aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible after October 1. There are three ways that a student can complete the FAFSA:

  1. Apply online at the Federal Student Aid website.
  2. Download and complete a PDF version of the FAFSA on the Federal Student Aid website. (Note: PDF FAFSAs must be mailed for processing.)
  3. Request a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 1-319-337-5665

    FAFSA OR TASFA? Depending on your situation you will apply for financial aid one of two ways:
  • If you have a Social Security Number, you will fill out the FAFSA
  • If you do not have a Social Security Number or have a Social Security Number through DACA, you will fill out the TASFA


Do not go to to complete your FAFSA. This website charges you a fee to file your financial aid information with FAFSA.

FAFSA is a free service. Do not pay.