Program Overview

  • The Dakota Promise Program 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 2.25 GPA, you get free tuition at Pikes Peak Community College for up to two years. The Dakota Promise Program also pays for fees, books, supplies, and transportation. The program funding support is 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 2.25 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 Promise Program will pay the difference between what the Pell Grant will cover of tuition and fees. Students must also maintain a 2.0 or better GPA to continue the program.

    Recruitment of 2021 graduates, for participation in the Dakota Promise Program 2021 cohort, started in the fall of 2020.


  • Alisha Duran

    (719) 579-2328 Office

    (719) 232-5850 Cell