comptroller seal Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 28, 2015

Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Enrollment Deadline Approaches

(AUSTIN) — Texas families seeking to lock in the cost of undergraduate tuition and required fees at Texas public colleges and universities are urged to enroll their children in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® prior to the close of the current enrollment period, which ends on Feb. 28.

The Texas Tuition Promise Fund, the state's prepaid college tuition program, allows participants to purchase tuition units based on current prices and avoid future increases in the cost of undergraduate tuition and school-wide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities.

“Prepaying tuition and most required fees at Texas public colleges and universities through the Promise Fund can give peace of mind to countless Texas parents concerned about the rising cost of college and the future success of their children,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. “Families can feel secure knowing they are locking in today's rates for tomorrow's tuition and fees at Texas public colleges and universities. The plan's range of options gives budget conscious Texas families the flexibility needed to provide future opportunities for their children.”

Under the plan, families can prepay tuition and school-wide required fees for a four-year degree, two years of community college or just a few semesters at Texas public colleges and universities by purchasing tuition units.

Enrollment in the program at 2014-15 prices will close Feb. 28. This deadline extends to July 31 for children younger than 1. The next annual enrollment period begins Sept. 1, with new contract prices based on Texas public college costs for the 2015-16 academic year.

Complete plan information, current prices, enrollment forms and more are available online at www.TuitionPromise.org, or call 1-800-445-GRAD (4723), Option 5.

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