Texas 529 College Savings Plans

Both the Texas direct-sold 529 plan (Texas College Savings Plan) and the advisor-sold plan (Lonestar 529 Plan) are managed by NorthStar Financial Services. Texas also has a 529 prepaid tuition plans for Texas residents (Texas Tuition Promise Fund).

Texas 529 Tax Benefit
  • Tax deduction for single filersNone
  • Tax deduction for joint filersNone

Consumer Plans

Texas College Savings Plan

The Texas College Savings plan, managed by NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC offers two age-based investment options and seven static options using underlying investments managed by Artisan, DFA, Dodge & Cox, Dreyfus, Invesco, T. Rowe Price, TIAA-CREF, and Vanguard....

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Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan

The Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan, a prepaid tuition plan has stopped accepting new enrollments. However, Texas residents have alternatives including the Texas Tuition Promise Fund, a unit-based prepaid plan that enables families to prepay future tuition and mandatory fees at Texas public institutions....

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Texas Tuition Promise Fund

With the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Fund closed to new enrollment, this unit-based prepaid plan steps in to provide Texas families with an opportunity to prepay future tuition and mandatory fees at Texas public institutions. By shifting the tuition risk to the state's public universities and colleges (under Texas law), the program is able to offer units at current tuition levels....

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Advisor Sold Plans

Lonestar 529 Plan

The program management of Texas' Lonestar 529 Plan was assumed by NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC in September 2014. The plan offers an age-based option, two multi-fund portfolios, and 10 individual fund portfolios.

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ABLE plans

Texas ABLE

The Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (Texas ABLE) Program was established to encourage and assist individuals with disabilities and their families in saving funds to pay for many disability-related expenses critical to maintaining the individuals' health, independence, and quality of life. The Texas ABLE Program is established and maintained by the Texas Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board with assistance from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts....