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Promesa del Valle

About the Promise

Overview How We Help

The Valley Promise is a South Texas College last-dollar initiative to provide students an affordable education toward an associate degree. With the help of STC supporters and community partners, this program will scale up over five years and eventually provide all Rio Grande Valley students with a free education.

STC and its statewide and local partners understand that a well-educated workforce is key to the Valley’s future prosperity. All are committed to ending poverty, strengthening the economy and meeting the workforce demands of the region by helping more students complete college and get the career skills needed to hold high-paying, high-demand jobs.


Tuition and general use fees are covered for up to 30 credit hours per year, for up to two years or completion of an associate degree.


The program will connect you, the student, with dedicated support staff who will help you navigate and succeed in college.

Steps to Join the Promise Program


Submit the Promise Pledge by May 15, 2024 to begin your college journey as a Valley Promise Scholar.

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Complete the Apply Texas application and also submit your FAFSA/TASFA financial aid application.

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Register for Fall 2024 classes and select 12 credit hours of courses from your major's degree plan.


“The Valley Promise is about giving students an affordable college path and it will change the world of higher education for our region. With community support, we will be able to bring in more students and ensure their success, which will in turn bring future prosperity to the region. Nuestra Promesa va a cambiar la región.

Dr. Ricardo Solis
President, South Texas College

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Promesa del Valle

The Valley Promise is a collaboration of community partners committed to help more students complete college and get the career skills needed to hold high paying, high demand jobs.

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3201 W. Pecan, McAllen TX 78501

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