POSTED: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 9:58am
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 1:06pm
Austin, TX (KTSM) — The deadline is July 31 for Texas families to enroll their newborns in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® and avoid future increases in tuition and required fees at Texas public colleges and universities.
Newborns are children younger than 1 years old at the time of enrollment.
The Texas Tuition Promise Fund — the state’s prepaid college tuition program — allows participants to lock in the cost of undergraduate tuition and required fees at Texas public colleges and universities based on current prices.
Under the plan, families can prepay tuition and required fees for a four-year degree, two years of community college, or just a few semesters at Texas public colleges and universities by purchasing tuition units.
Enrollment in the program at 2013-14 prices closed Feb. 28 for children older than 1.
The next annual enrollment period begins on Sept. 1, with new contract prices based on Texas public college costs for the 2014-15 academic year.
Complete plan information, current prices, enrollment forms, and more are available online at www.TuitionPromise.org , or call 1-800-445-GRAD (4723), Option 5.