Midwestern State University partners with the Red River Promise to provide support and scholarship for students from Cooke, Montague and Young counties in Texas. The Red River Promise, in partnership with our communities, will build a stronger college-going culture, produce students ready to achieve their educational goals and provide a well-educated and trained workforce.

The Red River Promise is a last-dollar scholarship program at Midwestern State University that 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 Red River Promise high school, who are Pell eligible and have an annual adjusted gross income of $65,000 or less.

How the Red River Promise Works @ MSU Texas

As a last-dollar scholarship program, the Red River 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.  

Red River Promise @ MSU Texas Eligibility Requirements

Freshmen

  • Meet Red River Promise eligibility requirements and deadlines.
  • Graduation from a participating Red River 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 Red River Promise eligibility requirements and deadlines.
  • Graduated from a participating Red River Promise high school.
  • Maintained Red River Promise eligibility requirements at North Central Texas Community College.
  • 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, our Scholarships page and scrolling down to the Raise Me section.

Join Raise Me and start earning your micro-scholarship funds today!