Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan

The Texas Guaranteed Tuition Fund will pay for the number of tuition hours that have been purchased under the student's contract.

Students will be responsible for paying additional tuition hours to the university not covered by their plan. Mandatory fees that all students are required to pay for enrollment are covered for a limited amount of semesters (please contact the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Fund additional information). The Texas Guaranteed Tuition Fund does not cover laboratory fees, course-specific fees, room, board, books, sport passes, enhancements fees, field trip fees, study abroad trip fees, optional fees, 3-peat fee, etc.

Late TGTP Request

Account Activation  

Please log in to our Request TGTP tab in Aggie Answers to authorize your TGTP. You will need to create a login for the site in order to protect sensitive information (UIN, TGTP Acct #, etc.) that you provide on the site. If you wish to use TGTP for a Summer semester, you must submit a separate authorization request for each Summer term. 
The following information is needed when requesting TGTP:

  • Student's UIN
  • Student's Full Name
  • Student's Academic Level (undergraduate, graduate, professional)
  • TGTP Account Number
  • The type of plan that was purchased (Junior/Senior, Private, Senior/University).
How Payment is Made  
An estimated conditional credit will be posted for student-activated accounts prior to the first day of class and at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester. Adjustments may be made according to student benefits available, after the 20th class day, when the state sends funding. An out-of-state tuition waiver will be processed on accounts for non-resident students with a TGTP contract based on available contracted hours. The conditional credit does not signify payment from TGTP was received by the University. We will invoice TGTP for your eligible charges for the semester. Students will be responsible for any charges not covered by TGTP.
Plan Removal  
Student and guardians may request to remove their plan before the first due date of any semester or before the semester begins. The conditional credit may not be removed after school has started.
Summer Semester  
Students must send submit a request to Student Business Services, via the Request TGTP link, prior to 5:00 pm on the first due date of the Summer semester. Students who fail to notify SBS of their intent to use TGTP for Summer sessions prior to the deadline will have to request benefits directly from TGTP. The request to use TGTP funds for the Summer will cover all Summer sessions the student is enrolled for; amounts will not be prorated for each session.
Study Abroad  

Texas A&M Sponsored International Programs 
Students participating on a Texas A&M faculty-led program, reciprocal educational exchange program, or credit-bearing intern/research/volunteer experience and receiving Texas A&M credit may request to use their pre-paid tuition plan by contacting Specialized Student Billing. For Texas A&M sponsored programs, Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan (TGTP) is applied toward the Texas A&M tuition and required fees incurred by enrolling in the program course(s) and is not applied toward the study abroad administrative fees and other travel expenses.

Transfer Credit Study Abroad Programs 
For students studying abroad independently through a U.S. university, an accredited international institution, or a third-party program provider for transfer credits, TGTP can be applied toward a portion of the program cost based on the students’ course load abroad (enrollment in the SABR placeholder course). Note: TGTP does not cover the full program cost. Therefore, please expect to be responsible for paying the difference.

For transfer credit programs coordinated by Title IV eligible institutions, the TGTP main office can send payments directly to an approved institution. To initiate the direct payment process, please contact TGTP at 1-800-445-GRAD (4723), Option 2 and provide 60 days advance notice of your program’s final payment due date.

For transfer credit programs coordinated by third-party providers and non-Title IV eligible institutions, the Study Abroad Programs Office will facilitate third-party billing. To initiate the third-party billing process, students must complete the pre-approval process for Transfer Credit Study Abroad Programs and email the Study Abroad Programs Office request 120 days in advance of their program departure date.

As a part of the third-party billing process, students must pay the application fee and confirmation deposit owed to the program provider/host institution by its billing due dates. The remaining program fee is deferred and billed to the students’ Howdy account. The estimated TGTP disbursement amount available is determined based on the current fiscal state rate per credit hour and the students’ course load abroad. For questions about this process, please email the Study Abroad Programs Office.

Fee Term Benefit and TGTP  
Texas A&M University will bill the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan for all benefits available. It is the student's responsibility to notify Student Business Services when hours and fee terms are running out of their plan. Failure to notify Student Business Services may result in an unexpected balance due to the student account. This is also referred to as charge-back due to an insufficient TGTP benefit(s). When a student's hours or fee benefits become insufficient, the plan will no longer apply to the student account automatically for the fall and spring semesters. Students will need to contact Student Business Services before the first day of classes to request to use any balance of benefits in the event this occurs. Students who fail to notify Student Business Services of their intent to use their plan before classes begin may result in the inability to use their plan that semester.
Early Graduation and TGTP  
The purchaser of the TGTP contract can contact the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan office in Austin to request to be reimbursed for benefits for any semester for which the student is using the Hazlewood exemption. It would be more beneficial for customers to request reimbursements directly from the state since the university would have a minimal amount to report back to the state as due on behalf of the student. The amount reported back to the state would be minimal since the Hazlewood exempts tuition and required fees to eligible students, with the exception of the student services fees and certain distance education fees. Customers would be able to receive funds back from the state more timely than from the university. Texas A&M University will not request reimbursement for TGTP customers using the Hazlewood exemption.
Remaining Hours  
Students may use their plan toward graduate school at TAMU. The plan will pay the undergraduate state average for the type of plan purchased. Students will be responsible for amounts billed over the state average. Contact the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan for more information on unused plan hours and benefits.
Flat Rate Tuition  
The Texas Guaranteed Tuition plan will continue to cover tuition and fee charges according to the student plan and benefits available. The University will continue to estimate those payments according to the hours the student is registered for.
Valedictorian Exemption & TGTP  
According to TGTP, the student is entitled to receive both. The valedictorian exemption has a higher priority in our student system and will credit or pay the student account first. TGTP must be manually billed after the 20th class day for the benefits covered in the student plan (for a maximum of hours the student is enrolled for the term) so the student can receive full credit for the tuition. TGTP usually submits payment for benefits four to six weeks after an invoice has been submitted. When TGTP submits payment to the university, the student will receive full credit for the TGTP benefits. If the student account is paid in full, a refund will be issued to the student equivalent to the value of the valedictorian exemption, if the student has enough TGTP benefits to cover the enrolled hours for the term.
Early Graduation and TGTP  
The TGTP will be applied for the cost of tuition and required fees covered by the TGTP plan. The Early High School Scholarship will then be applied toward the enhancement fees, course-specific fees, and lab fees that the TGTP does not cover. Scholarship recipients with TGTP will not receive full credit for their scholarship at the beginning of the term. Credit will be issued to students after funds are received by the university from the Texas Educational Coordinating Board that is equivalent to the awarded scholarship amount that would have covered tuition and required fees for the term. This usually takes place around the end of November for the fall term and end of April for the spring. This credit will be applied toward the student account balance for the term and any excess will be refundable to the student.
ROTC Scholarships and TGTP  
The TGTP will be applied for the cost of tuition and required fees covered by the TGTP plan. The ROTC Scholarship will then be applied toward the enhancement fees, course-specific fees, and lab fees that the TGTP does not cover. Scholarship recipients with TGTP will not receive full credit for their scholarship at the beginning of the term. Credit will be issued to students after funds are received by the university from the ROTC that is equivalent to the awarded scholarship amount that would have covered tuition and required fees for the term. This usually takes place around the end of December for the fall term and end of May for the spring. This credit will be applied toward the student account balance for the term and any excess will be refundable to the student.
TGTP and 1098T Tax Information  
If you would like to verify your hours or get more information about your plan, The Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan Office can be contacted through the State Comptroller's office at (800) 531-5441. This information is also available on the back of the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan ID card. Please visit Texas Guaranteed Tuition Fund (formerly the Texas Tomorrow Fund) for more information.

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