The TJC Promise Program is a six-year, comprehensive program that spans from 9th grade through the first two years of college. The TJC Promise encourages students within the TJC tax district to perform well academically in high school and college, while limiting the number of missed school days and promoting community service.
What does it include?
Students who fulfill the Promise requirements receive support and encouragement to obtain a college degree or certificate from TJC. The TJC Promise Program covers tuition and fees for up to two years through a combination of federal grants, TJC Scholarships, and the TJC Promise.
How do I find out more?
Take a look at the Promise Requirements, and visit with your high school counselor for more information.
The TJC Promise increases access to higher education in East Texas by providing high school students an opportunity to earn up to two years of tuition and fees at TJC. The Promise Program encourages students, families, and the community to dream bigger to transform our region.
How does it work?
Sign the Promise Pledge
Return a signed Promise pledge form to your high school counselor. Deadline is December 1st of your freshman year in high school.
Maintain Eligibility Requirements
Earn a minimum grade-point average in all high school work, keep an excellent attendance record, and help others by completing community service hours each year.
Graduate on Time
Graduate from high school knowing tuition and fees will be covered for two years.
"The TJC Promise gives us opportunities for a better future, and it’s good that it requires students to make good grades, too. Not just everyone can get it. You actually have to work for it."
Lindale High School, Freshman
“In Van our motto is ‘after high school comes college’, and the TJC Promise will help us build a stronger college-going culture. It’s a game changer.”
Superintendent, Van ISD
“The TJC Promise is a targeted way to encourage students to remain in school and work hard. If they stay with the program, they will be more likely to continue their education beyond high school and become productive members of society.”
President/CEO, Tyler Economic Development Council