Lamar Promise Program

The Lamar Promise Program 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. The Lamar Promise Program does NOT cover room and/or board. 

Eligibility Requirements for Lamar Promise Program

  • Admission to Lamar University obtained by February 1st for the Summer or Fall semester
  • Complete a FAFSA or TASFA (if applicable) and submit all Financial Aid documents by February 1st of each year
  • Be a Texas Resident, seeking first undergraduate degree and new first time in college freshman or transfer 
  • 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 $40,000
  • Enroll in 15 semester credit hours per semester within their program of study 
  • 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 beginning in either the summer or fall semester 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 8 consecutive fall/spring semesters as long as they continue to meet eligibility requirements.

Transfer students beginning in either the summer or fall semester are eligible for up to 6 consecutive fall/spring semesters of the program eligibility.

Students enrolled in any online program are not eligible for participation due to the reduced cost.