programsMatch the Promise

Scholarship Types

Match the Promise scholarships and grants are awarded in the form of Texas Tuition Promise Fund® tuition units. These tuition units represent a fixed amount of undergraduate tuition and school-wide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities.

Two levels of scholarships

Matching Scholarship. Up to 150 top-scoring applicants will have up to $500 of participant tuition unit purchases matched with the same type of tuition units.

Scholarship recipients with a family income of $75,000 or less will receive a two-to-one match worth up to $1,000 in tuition units. All other scholarship recipients will receive a one-to-one match worth up to $500.

Promise Scholarship. Applicants who score the highest number of points will receive a one-time grant of tuition units worth up to $2,000 at today's prices. This scholarship doesn’t have a matching component.

Tuition units

Types of tuition units

The Promise Fund offers three different types of tuition units to cover all or a portion of tuition and required fees at Texas public colleges and universities — from community colleges to the most expensive schools.

  • Type III units. Priced for the weighted average cost of Texas public two-year colleges.
  • Type II units. Priced for the weighted average cost of Texas public four-year colleges and universities.
  • Type I units. Priced for the most expensive Texas public four-year college or university.

For more information on tuition unit types, prices and flexibility, visit the Promise Fund website.

Value of tuition units

You can purchase the number and type of tuition units that fit your need. Generally, 100 tuition units represent 30 semester hours, or one academic year, at the school nearest to the pricing point for a unit type. The number of tuition units needed for an academic year varies depending on school and unit type.

Scholarship award examples

Following are examples of the number and type of tuition units that Match the Promise scholarships and grants could provide.

  • Matching Scholarship. According to 2016-17 tuition unit pricing, tuition units worth $500 at today's prices would equal approximately: 21 Type III units, five Type II units, or four Type I units.
  • Promise Scholarship. According to 2016-17 tuition unit pricing, tuition units worth $2,000 at today's prices would equal approximately: 84 Type III units, 21 Type II units, or 15 Type I units.