General Information

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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 may invest in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund, a unit-based prepaid plan that enables families to prepay future tuition and mandatory fees at Texas public institutions.

Our Ratingx

Fee Scorex

4.5 of 5



  • Program typePrepaid contract
  • Enrollment periodClosed to new enrollment.
  • Inception1996
  • State agency
    State Comptroller's Office and the Texas Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board
  • Tax deduction

Ratings & Rankings

Our overall rating for TX residents

This program is not open to you either because it has residency requirements or because it has stopped accepting new enrollments.

Our overall rating for non-residents

This program is not open to you either because it has residency requirements or because it has stopped accepting new enrollments.'s 5-Cap Ratings provides an evaluation and comparison of 529 plans, utilizing a formula that examines dozens of factors grouped into the following categories.

Financial Benefits









State residency requirements:

Who can be a participant/owner in the program?

Significant time or age restrictions imposed by the program:


Minimum contributions:

Contractual Features

Contract prices:

Available tuition packages:

Benefits for beneficiary attending private or out-of-state institution:

Contract payment options:

Are program benefits backed by the full faith and credit of the state?

Are program benefits collateralized or guaranteed in any other way?

Fees & Expenses

Enrollment or application fee:

Taxes and other Benefits

  • Tax deduction for single filersNone
  • Tax deduction for joint filersNone


Texas doesn't offer tax deductions

Program match on contributions:

State tax deduction or credit for contributions:

State tax treatment of qualified distributions:

Does the sponsoring state exclude the value of an account for state financial aid purposes?

Does participation in the program provide beneficiaries with any advantages in qualifying for resident tuition status at state institutions?

Is there a rewards program or outside scholarship program that works with this program?

Upromise Helps Families Save for College

Statutory protection of an account from creditors:

Distributions & Terminations

To whom are distributions made payable:

Account Changes

Policy regarding participant/owner changes: