Open enrollment begins for Texas Prepaid College Tuition Program

Tom Hinde

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds families that open enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund, the state's prepaid college tuition program, began Friday, September 1 and continues through Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The program offers parents and loved ones the chance to prepay a child's education at Texas public colleges and universities at today's prices.

"A Texas Tuition Promise Fund account is an opportunity to start paying for future college expenses and is a good way to give your child a path to a college education," Hegar said. "Planning for your child's education today helps save money on tomorrow's expenses." Participants in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund purchase prepaid "tuition units" that can later be used toward undergraduate resident tuition and school-wide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities. Prices are based on 2017-18 academic year costs for the state's public colleges and universities.

For more information about the prepaid college tuition program, including how the plan can be used for Texas private colleges and universities, out-of-state colleges and universities and career schools, visit or call (800) 445-4723, option 5.