It’s a Fact: College Costs Are Outpacing Inflation

The four year average resident tuition and required fees for Texas public universities in 2011 is $26,1201. And it will, no doubt, cost more by the time your Beneficiary is ready to attend college. While college may be expensive, it also may be one of the best investments you can make in a child’s future.

Use our resources and plan ahead.

You can avoid paying rising tuition and required fee costs at Texas public colleges and universities with the Texas Tuition Promise Fund.

Our tips and tools can put you and your college-bound child on track for ensuring that you can pay for tomorrow’s college tuition at today’s current costs.

Cover all the angles of saving and planning for college with these useful resources and articles on saving for college:

1 Source of data: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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