Prepaid tuition program enrollment deadline is Feb. 28

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, February 15, 2014

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The current enrollment period for the Texas Tuition Promise Fund ends Feb. 28.

By enrolling, families can save for college and lock in the cost of undergraduate tuition and fees at public universities in Texas based on current prices.

“The future cost of children’s college education can weigh heavily on families as they set their budgets,” Comptroller Susan Combs said. “Fortunately, parents can ease concerns about those costs by locking in prices through the Promise Fund.

“The prepaid tuition program gives families payment options as well as flexibility in choosing how much prepaid tuition they want to buy, which helps them set aside money to fit into their budgets.”

Under the plan, families can prepay tuition and 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 at 2013-14 prices will close Feb. 28. The 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 2014-15 academic year.

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

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