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 (this does not include room and board charges) for undergraduate Texas residents meeting certain eligibility criteria.  

Eligibility Requirements

  • Complete a FAFSA and submit all Financial Aid documents by April 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.  (Partial Pell amounts awarded under the Pell Grant 150% rule do not establish eligibility for Promise funding)
  • Be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress

New freshman are eligible for the Lamar Promise program and may continue 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.

If you complete the process after April 1st and meet the Promise requirements, you will be awarded grant assistance if funds are available.  To cover additional expenses (such as textbooks, transportation, room, and board), you may be eligible for additional funds through loans, supplemental grants, and on-campus Work-Study programs