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Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

programs Match the Promise

Using Scholarships

Participating institutions
Scholarship tuition units can be used for undergraduate resident tuition and schoolwide required fees at Texas public two- and four-year colleges and universities. Scholarship tuition units cannot be used at career schools or private or out-of-state colleges and universities.
Distribution of units

When registering at a Texas public college or university, the approved recipient should notify the school's billing office that he or she will be using the Promise Fund as payment for all or some of the tuition and required fees.

To use available scholarship tuition units awarded by the Foundation, the owner of the linked Promise Fund account must submit an Approval Request to Use Scholarship Tuition Units (PDF) to the Foundation. The Foundation will work with the Promise Fund program to disburse scholarship tuition units as needed, up to the maximum number available, directly to the school's billing office upon request.

To the extent possible, available tuition units that the Foundation matched in the recipient's linked Promise Fund account should be used before tuition units in the recipient's scholarship account. The Beneficiary’s parent or legal guardian who applied for the scholarship may contact the Foundation at match.the.promise@cpa.texas.gov for additional information on use of scholarship tuition units.

Note: To use available tuition units in the recipient's linked Promise Fund account (not the scholarship account), the account owner must complete the benefit authorization process outlined in the Student Handbook at the Promise Fund website under Quick Links.


  • [1] The Promise Fund sales period is the time frame in which the current tuition prices are valid, and when, once enrolled, you can purchase additional tuition units.