General Information

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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.

Our Ratingx

Fee Scorex

2 of 5

Performancex

N/A

  • Program typePrepaid unit
  • Enrollment periodSeptember 1 thru February 28 (July 31 for newborns.) First payment is due on the following May 1.
  • Inception2008
  • State agency
    Texas Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board; program manager is NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC
  • Tax deduction

Ratings & Rankings

Our overall rating for TX residents

This is a very good program that offers valuable benefits but may have some limitations or concerns that investors need to know.

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.

Savingforcollege.com'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

4.0

Features

4.0

Safety

2.0

Reliability

4.0

Eligibility

State residency requirements:

Who can be a participant/owner in the program?

Significant time or age restrictions imposed by the program:

Contributions

Maximum contributions:

Minimum contributions:

Contractual Features

Current value of one unit:

Current unit price:

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

Note

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?

Does the program have a formal agreement with a rewards program or outside scholarship 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:

Documents, Access & Reporting

Does participant have online password-protected access to account?

Can the complete enrollment process including funding be done online?

Contact

Website:

Telephone: