The McMurry Promise

The McMurry Promise works with all students with significant financial need and high academic ability from Abilene and Taylor County. All qualified incoming commuter freshmen will get FREE tuition during their first year. The students will then only need the Federal Loan Program for the remaining three years. This will allow them to graduate with a bachelor's degree from McMurry with no more than $10,500 in loans, 58% less than the average Texas graduate.

The McMurry Promise continues the tradition of service, academic excellence and genuine focus on student success.


The McMurry Promise Scholars must:

  • Have an 1150 SAT or above in Critical Reading/Mathematics, or a 23 ACT or higher, or a GPA of 3.25 or above

  • Have no expected family contribution from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Must file the FAFSA by March 1, 2016

  • One recommendation by a teacher, counselor or principal

  • Must be accepted at McMurry University

  • Participate in the work-study program

  • Remain in good academic standing at McMurry

At McMurry over 95% of students receive some type of financial assistance, and this year alone McMurry awarded $9 million in financial aid. McMurry is prepared to help all talented and qualified students in need of financial assistance. To view additional financial aid opportunities please visit the Financial Aid Office.

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Augustine Gutierrez

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