Education opens minds and possibilities.
The Red River Promise Program increases access to education for ALL students.



Different students require different pathways, and we want to help you find your best fit. Need help figuring out the best pathway for you? Explore our pathways at NCTC.


CTE Pathways                                 Academic Pathways


Students who fulfill all Promise requirements receive guidance to help them transition from high school to college. Once you’re enrolled, success coaches, academic advisors and faculty will continuously support you and keep you on track as you earn your certificate or degree.

The Red River Promise Program covers tuition and fees through a combination of grants and scholarships. Be sure to complete all steps below by the deadlines to remain eligible.



The Red River Promise Pledge opens for graduating high school seniors on:  September 1

Please note, students must have the following to participate:

Program Requirements:

  • Graduating from a partnering Promise high school
  • 10 hours of community service during your junior year in high school

Academic Achievement:

  • Actively working towards college readiness per Texas state standards
  • Must graduate high school on time within the academic year


  • Progress on time through high school
  • Enroll in college for immediate fall semester following high school graduation
RRP entry offers for graduating seniors
RRP entry offers for current scholars

Become a Promise Scholar
in 3 easy steps…


Submit your pledge to open your possibilities with the Red River Promise Program by
February 1


Apply to the Promise partner college or university of your choice and submit your TASFA/ FAFSA and community service form by
April 1


Register for courses for the Fall 2023 semester by
July 31

* Promise partner colleges and universities may have additional requirements and application deadlines



Keep track of these important events and deadlines for 2023-2024

September 1

Pledge Opens

Complete your pledge here.

December 1

FAFSA & TASFA Applications opens

February 1

Pledge Closes

Complete your pledge here.

February 15

Deadline for UNT

March 1

Deadline for MSU, TAMUC, and TWU

March 15

Admissions application and Financial Aid Deadline for

April 1

Deadline for UTA, SOSU, and UNTD

April 1

Red River Promise Deadline

April 15

Deadline for WTAMU

Participating High Schools

Callisburg High School

Era High School

Gainesville High School

Lindsay High School

Muenster High School

Valley View High School

Bowie High School

Forestburg High School

Gold-Burg High School

Nocona High School

Prairie View High School

Saint Jo High School

Graham High School

Sacred Heart Catholic School