Lamar Promise

The Lamar University Promise ensures that sufficient grant and/or scholarship assistance will be provided to cover the full amount of fall and spring in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate Texas residents meeting certain eligibility criteria. 

Eligibility Requirements for Lamar Promise

  • Complete a FAFSA or TASFA (if applicable) and submit all Financial Aid documents by February 1st of each year
  • Be a degree-seeking, in-state, undergraduate student eligible for Texas in-state tuition  
  • Be a dependent student per Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Dependency Requirements
  • Have a Household Adjusted Gross Income (per IRS regulations) of no more than $25,000
  • Enroll as a full-time Lamar University student (12 or more semester credit hours)
  • Be within the program eligibility limit of four academic years (or three years, if a transfer student)
  • Be eligible for full federal Pell grant award. 
  • Be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress

New freshman are eligible for the Lamar Promise program and may continue to have their tuition and fees covered with grant and/or scholarship funds for up to four years as long as they continue to meet eligibility requirements. Transfer students are eligible for up to three years of Lamar Promise eligibility. Students enrolled in the Accelerated Online Program are not eligible for participation due to the reduced cost.