The Dallas County Promise last-dollar scholarship program at Midwestern State University covers tuition and fees (cost of classes) at MSU Texas. The scholarship is funded by the Mustangs Guarantee, and follows the same guidelines as the Mustangs Guarantee program and is awarded to students who graduate from a participating Dallas County Promise high school, who are Pell eligible and have an annual adjusted gross income of $65,000 or less.

How the Dallas County Promise Works @ MSU Texas

As a last-dollar scholarship program, the Dallas County Promise @ MSU will cover the cost of tuition and fees for Mustangs Guarantee eligible students minus any grant-based or scholarship-based aid earned by the student. In other words, after a student’s grant-based aid and scholarships have been applied towards what they owe for tuition and fees, MSU Texas will cover any remaining balance of tuition and fees so the entire tuition and fee bill is covered. The program does NOT cover housing and dining costs.  

Dallas County Promise @ MSU Texas Eligibility Requirements

Freshmen:

  • Meet Dallas County Promise eligibility requirements and deadlines
  • Graduation from a participating Dallas County Promise high school
  • Classified as a Texas resident for tuition purposes
  • Accepted to the university for the fall term on/before May 31 or for the spring term on/before December 15
  • Submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than May 31 (fall term)* or December 15 (spring term), which includes submission of all required documents if chosen for verification
  • Have a combined family adjusted gross income of $65,000 or less as reported on the FAFSA
  • Be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant program as determined by the FAFSA

*Students are strongly encouraged to submit their FAFSA no later than February 1 for maximum aid consideration

Transfer Students:

  • Meet Dallas County Promise eligibility requirements and deadlines
  • Graduated from a participating Dallas County Promise high school
  • Maintained Dallas County Promise eligibility requirements at Dallas County Community College District
  • Transfer to MSU Texas with a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Classified as a Texas resident for tuition purposes
  • Accepted to the university for the fall term on/before May 31 or for the spring term on/before December 15
  • Submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than May 31 (fall term)* or December 15 (spring term), which includes submission of all required documents if chosen for verification
  • Have a combined family adjusted gross income of $65,000 or less as reported on the FAFSA
  • Be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant program as determined by the FAFSA

*Students are strongly encouraged to submit their FAFSA no later than February 1 for maximum aid consideration

Raise Me

As a prospective student interested in Midwestern State University, you have an opportunity to earn additional micro-scholarship funds to help pay your cost of attendance. MSU Texas has partnered with Raise Me, a micro-scholarship program, that provides both freshmen and transfer students an opportunity to earn micro-scholarship funds based grades and activities while attending high school or a community college. The program is FREE for students so you have nothing to lose unless you decide not to participate.

You can learn more by visiting, www.msutexas.edu/admissions/scholarships.php and scrolling down to the Raise Me section. To join Raise Me, you can visit www.raise.me/join/msu-texas and start earning your micro-scholarship funds today.