Earnings in the plan grow federal income tax free for the life of the account.
You can withdraw the money federal tax free, as long as it's used to pay for qualified higher education expenses. When withdrawals are used for other purposes, the earnings portion of the withdrawal is subject to federal income taxes, any applicable state tax and an additional 10% federal tax.
Use Your Savings at Schools in the U.S. and Abroad
You can use your savings to pay for qualified higher education expenses at most accredited institutions in the U.S., including vocational schools, two- and four-year colleges and graduate schools, as well as at some foreign institutions.
Choose Your Beneficiary
Put money away for future higher education costs—whether for your child, grandchild, relative, friend, spouse or even yourself.
Control and Flexibility
Because the 529 account is in your name, you retain control over when and how the savings are used. You decide when and how much to contribute, and control when to make withdrawals.
You can even change beneficiaries among qualified family members without penalty or tax ramifications.
Broad Range of Investment Options
The Texas College Savings Plan lets you pick your path to a big future by offering numerous investment portfolios based on risk tolerance, time horizon and financial situation. It's easy to find one that suits your particular needs.