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

  • Admission to Lamar University obtained by February 1st
  • 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 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 are eligible for up to 6 consecutive fall/spring semesters of Lamar Promise eligibility. Students enrolled in the Accelerated Online Program are not eligible for participation due to the reduced cost.