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NCTC Red River Promise

Posted Date: 12/08/2023

NCTC Red River Promise

The Red River Promise 

NCTC, in partnership with our communities, will build a stronger college-going culture, produce students ready to achieve their educational goals and provide well-educated and trained graduates to strengthen our local and state-wide workforce. Graduating seniors from the 13 Promise schools are eligible to receive varied support services and the cost of tuition and fees covered for credit courses for up to two years or 60 credit hours.

"The ability for a community to inspire and develop talent is the cornerstone of a healthy regional economy. Community colleges play a central role in developing Texas talent and we are energized to be learning with other regional initiatives as part of this grant as well as along with many other Texas talent regions." — DR G. BRENT WALLACE, Chancellor, North Central Texas College


Once students make their pledge to the program, they can attend NCTC or a partnering university the fall after they graduate from high school, receiving this last-in scholarship. A last-in scholarship means that the promise program will cover any balance in tuition and fees that is not covered by federal or state financial aid or institutional scholarships. 

The 13 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 ISD. High school students at these schools can contact their counselor for more information or visit

The seven university partners participating are Texas Woman’s University, Midwestern State University, University of Texas at Arlington, University of North Texas at Dallas, West Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University Commerce, and Southeastern Oklahoma State University. 

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.


For more information on the NCTC Red River Promise program please Mr. John Metzler, superintendent or visit the NCTC website at


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16346 FM 455
Forestburg, Texas 76239

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