Program Overview

  • The Dakota Promise provides free college tuition at Pikes Peak Community College and academic support to every qualifying high school graduate in Harrison School District Two.

    How it works
    If you graduate from a Harrison School District Two high school with a 2.5 GPA, you get free tuition and books, up to $5,000 a year at Pikes Peak Community College. The Dakota Promise also pays for fees, books, supplies, and transportation. It pays secondary to Pell Funding.

    In addition to financial assistance, students will receive intensive support from professional student success coaches. 

    To be eligible for the program, students must complete high school with a 2.5 or better GPA, enroll at PPCC within 12 months of graduation, complete a minimum of 24 credit hours per academic year, and complete a FAFSA and apply for Pell Grants. The Dakota would pay the difference between the Pell grants and tuition and fees. Students must also maintain a 2.0 or better GPA to continue the program.

    The program will start in the fall of 2020 for the high school graduating class of 2020.


  • Visit your high school counseling office