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Central Texas Promise:

New full-time transfer students with a household adjusted gross income of $40,000 or less will receive enough gift aid to pay tuition and mandatory fees.
 Designed specifically for undergraduate transfer students, the Central Texas Promise provides a financial guarantee to eligible students from households with an adjusted gross income of $40,000 or less.

Central Texas Promise

At A&M-Central Texas, our mission is to provide high quality, rigorous, and innovative educational programs to prepare students for life after college. But high quality does not have to equal high cost. To improve access to an affordable higher education and to support students in their effort to complete a degree without student loans, A&M-Central Texas has established the Central Texas Promise.

Designed specifically for undergraduate transfer students, the Central Texas Promise provides a financial guarantee to eligible students from households with an adjusted gross income of $40,000 or less.

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What's Your Maximum Benefit Amount?

A&M-Central Texas will guarantee tuition and mandatory fees will be covered for eligible students by utilizing federal and state aid, such as Pell or Texas Grants, scholarships and other non-loan financial assistance. Any remaining balance of tuition and mandatory fees will be covered by the Central Texas Promise, not to exceed financial need.

How do I apply?

There's no need for a separate application. Students who submit their FAFSA and meet eligibility requirements will automatically be eligible for the Central Texas Promise.

What are the eligibility criteria?

New Transfer Student

  • Degree-seeking undergraduate Texas resident.
  • Family adjusted gross income (AGI) of $40,000 or less
  • Enroll in minimum of 12 semester credit hours during initial fall/spring term and 6 semester credit hours in summer, if applicable.*
  • Submit FAFSA no later than January 15th each year and demonstrate need (waived for 2020-2021 academic year).
  • Have transfer GPA of 2.5 or higher

*See continuing student eligibility requirements and discuss with a financial aid advisor.

Continuing Eligibility

  • Degree-seeking Texas Resident
  • Maintain a 2.5 overall and institutional GPA
  • Family AGI of $40,000 or less
  • Meet the university's Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Submit FAFSA no later than January 15th each year and demonstrate need (waived for 2020-2021 academic year).
  • Maintain minimum term enrollment requirements and successfully complete 30 semester credit hours in previous academic year. Successfully completed credit requirements in an initial year for spring and summer transfer students are prorated as follows:
    • Spring transfer – 18 semester credit hours
    • Summer transfer – 6 semester credit hours
  • Submit FAFSA no later than the priority deadline of January 15th each year


Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find my adjusted income?
If I am determined to be initially eligible for Central Texas Promise, will I continue to be eligible for future semesters?
What if the financial situation on my FAFSA application does not reflect our current financial situation due to loss of income, etc?
Does the Central Texas Promise cover part-time enrollment?
Will the Central Texas Promise pay for my consortium courses?
Will the Central Texas Promise pay fees associated with repeated course(s) or excessive hours?
Am I guaranteed funding for tuition and mandatory fees?
How much is a student eligible to receive under the Central Texas Promise?
Can I use the Central Texas Promise in summer semesters?
Is work-study considered gift aid under the Central Texas Promise?
What is considered non-loan assistance in regards to the Central Texas Promise?
Can I submit a consortium agreement to meet the enrollment requirements of the Central Texas Promise?
 

Talk to a representative from the Financial Aid Office, online or in person, for general financial aid questions, questions about scholarships, and help with a range of other issues.

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