The assigned value of a Type III Tuition Unit is 1% of the Weighted Average cost of undergraduate resident tuition and required fees for the applicable academic year consisting of 30 semester credit hours with an assumed 15 hours per semester charged by two-year institutions of higher education for residents of the taxing jurisdiction of the two-year college (two-year public junior college/public technical institute) in Texas, disregarding any portion of the tuition charged by a public junior college to a resident of this state who does not reside within the taxing jurisdiction of the junior college. The number of hours paid will vary depending on the college your Beneficiary attends and the extent to which its costs are above or below the Weighted Average cost at Texas public two-year colleges.
All types of Tuition Units can be used at any Texas public college or university or converted to the Transfer Value for use at Texas private colleges and universities or out-of-state colleges or universities or eligible career schools. Transfer Value (Transfer Outside of Plan) is limited to the lesser of (1) the costs the Tuition Unit would cover at a public in-state college or university or (2) the original purchase price of the Tuition Unit plus or minus the Plan’s net investment earnings or losses on that amount. See the Tuition Unit Pricing Schedule and Unit Value Redemption Guide to determine the number of Tuition Units required for redemption at four-year and two-year Texas public colleges or universities in the current year.