Let’s face it – college costs are out of control; the words “student loan” have young people breaking out in hives; and college students are graduating with more debt than ever.

Enter Irving ISD, where we help jumpstart your child’s college education at no cost to parents and students.

Check out these 10 FREE ways Irving ISD helps students get ahead and save money for college.

#1           All 8th, 10th and 11th graders take the PSAT exam – during the school day!

#2           All juniors take the SAT exam – during the school day!

#3           All seniors take the ACT exam – during the school day!

#4           AP (Advanced Placement) classes are offered in 30 different subjects

#5           End-of-course AP exams paid for by the district

#6           Dual-credit courses offered in 40 subjects

#7           Early College Start program at every high school, giving students the opportunity to earn an associate degree along with their high school diploma.

#8           Partnerships like Dallas County Promise give Irving ISD graduates the opportunity to attend community college in the Dallas County Community College District, tuition-free.

#9           Access to college scholarships through the Irving Schools Foundation. The 2019-2020 application opens November 12 at www.irvingschoolsfoundation.org.

#10        Access to Singley Collegiate Academy – opening in August 2020 – giving students the opportunity to earn up to 60 hours of college credit or an associate degree, tuition-free.