Texas Prepaid Tuition Program enrollment deadline approaches
Fri, 2015-07-17 05:00 News Staff
AUSTIN — The deadline is July 31 for Texas families to enroll their newborns in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® and avoid future increases in tuition and school-wide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities. Newborns are children younger than one year at the time of enrollment. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, allows participants to lock in the cost of undergraduate tuition and school-wide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities based on current prices. “I know parents and families all over Texas are concerned about rising tuition costs and are looking for some peace of mind when it comes to college opportunities for their children,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. “That’s why it’s more important than ever to start planning early and consider enrolling your newborn in this program.” Under the plan, families can purchase tuition units to pay for all or part of tuition and school-wide required fees at Texas public two- and four-year colleges and universities. Enrollment at 2014- 15 prices closed Feb. 28 for children older than one. The next annual enrollment period begins on Sept. 1 and is based on Texas public college tuition and school-wide required fees for the 2015- 16 school year. Complete plan information, current prices, enrollment forms and more are available online at TuitionPromise. org, or call 1-800-445-GRAD (4723), Option 5.