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 Orion Advisor Solutions, Inc. (formerly known as NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC) and offer investments from a diverse selection of firms. Texas also has two 529 prepaid tuition plans for Texas residents—a contract-type program that closed to new enrollment in 2003 (Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan) and a replacement unit-type plan managed by Orion that opened in fall 2008 (Texas Tuition Promise Fund).

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Consumer Plans

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Texas College Savings Plan

The Texas College Savings plan, managed by Orion Advisor Solutions, Inc. (previously known as 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 Tuition Promise Fund

This unit-based prepaid plan provides 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 Orion Advisor Solutions, Inc. (previously known as 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....

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