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Secure Your FuturePromise Scholar Benefits

  • Tuition is covered for the attainment of a certificate or associate degree in an academic or technical program.
  • Partner with a Success Coach who will serve as a guide and mentor to ensure college completion.
  • Enjoy a simplified college enrollment process.


STC offers over 130 Academic and Technical Programs, all Promise-eligible programs.

You'll be taking steps toward a career by choosing a major and studying to earn a certificate or associate degree. The only thing on your mind should be your success, not how much it would cost.

Eligibility Am I Eligible?

  • Be a graduating senior from a participating high school in Hidalgo or Starr County.
  • Be a Texas resident with residency in Hidalgo or Starr County.
  • Have financial need based on U.S. Department of Education determination.

Next Steps

To be eligible for the program, seniors of the participating Promise high schools must complete the following:


Submit your Promise Pledge. by May 15, 2024.


Complete the Apply Texas application and apply for financial aid with the FAFSA/TAFSA.


  1. Enroll full time for 12 hours for fall semester.
  2. Pursue a certificate or associate degree.
  3. Have a declared major and enroll only in classes on your degree plan.

Additional Eligibility Requirements

STC Dual Credit High School Seniors must also:

  • Meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Have at least 2.0 grade-point average (GPA) for all STC coursework.
  • Be in Good Academic Standing with no STC holds.

Once enrolled as a South Texas College Promise Scholar:

  • Maintain minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA each semester.
  • Must enroll and complete 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester while completing certificate or associate degree.
  • Submit the following applications by established priority dates:
    FAFSA/TASFA: October 1 – May 15

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