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Enrollment Deadline This Month for Prepaid College Tuition Program

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

 

State Rep. Villarreal Announces New Opportunity to Make College More Affordable
 
(SAN ANTONIO, TX) -- The current enrollment period for the Texas Tuition Promise Fund, the state's new prepaid college tuition program, ends February 28. The program allows families to lock in college tuition and required fees at current prices for Texas colleges and prepay those expenses before a child is ready to go to college. The Fund is designed to allow families, regardless of economic background, to achieve their educational goals.
 
"I was the first person in my family to attend and graduate from college. That opportunity transformed my life and strengthened my ability to take care of my family," said Villarreal.  "The Texas Tuition Promise Fund is a great opportunity for parents to bring college within reach for their children, particularly in these challenging economic times."
 
The program allows families to purchase tuition "units" with three levels of pricing to prepay undergraduate resident tuition and fees at schools ranging from public community colleges to four-year state universities. Parents must enroll their child by February 28th in order to lock in current contract prices, which start at as little as $15.16 per month for parents of a newborn wanting to prepay a year of tuition at a community college. The next enrollment period begins in September, except for newborns born between March and August.
 
Rep. Villarreal was a Joint Author of HB 3900, the legislation that created the Texas Tuition Promise Fund during the 2007 legislative session. Last month he filed legislation, HB 399, to expand enrollment opportunities for state employees.
 
For more information about this program visit the Comptroller's website about the program Every Chance, Every Texan www.EveryChanceEveryTexan.org/.