TWU partners with NCTC to expand access for rural students


January 14, 2022 – DENTON – Texas Woman’s University has partnered with North Central Texas College (NCTC) to launch the Red River Promise program, which offers high school students in 13 school districts the opportunity to attend college for free and benefit from a range of support services.

Eligible students who commit to the program can attend NCTC, Texas Woman’s, or several other partner institutions in the fall after graduating from high school. The Promise program covers tuition and fees not covered by federal and state financial aid or institutional scholarships.

The partnership aims to create a stronger college culture among rural high school graduates and provide a more affordable path to higher education that won’t lead to high debt loads, said NCTC Chancellor Brent Wallace.

School districts participating in the program are Bowie ISD, Callisburg ISD, Era ISD, Forestburg ISD, Gainesville ISD, Gold-Burg ISD, Graham ISD, Lindsay ISD, Muenster ISD, Nocona ISD, Prairie Valley ISD, Saint Jo ISD and Valley View DSI . High school students in schools in these districts can contact their counselor for more information or visit promise.nctc.edu.

The Red River Promise program is funded by a grant from the Greater Texas Foundation, with additional support from the Rural Community College Alliance, the National College Promise Campaign, and Phi Theta Kappa.

The launch of the Red River Promise program came about a month after Texas Woman’s partnered with Grayson College to establish the Texoma Promise, a similar initiative that benefits rural students in this area of ​​North Texas.

Page last updated on January 14, 2022 at 10:09 a.m.


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