Lubbock County residents who think — or hope — they might have some money waiting in the state’s Unclaimed Property database can search the list at an event hosted by the Texas Comptroller’s office and Lubbock County Treasurer Sharon Gossett.
In addition, Texans will have the opportunity to learn about enrolling in the state’s prepaid college tuition program, the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® (TTPF).
Unclaimed Property and TTPF representatives from the Comptroller’s office will be available to help people search for unclaimed property online, fill out claim forms and answer questions about the TTPF program from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15th, at the Lubbock County Jury Pool Building, at 1302 Crickets Ave., in Lubbock.
“There is currently about $3.8 billion in the unclaimed property program,” said Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. “That money belongs to Texans, and it is important that we get it back into the right hands.”
The Comptroller’s office reports that Lubbock County residents currently have more than $17 million waiting to be claimed.
The Comptroller estimates one in four Texans has money waiting to be claimed. Unclaimed property includes forgotten utility deposits or other refunds, insurance proceeds, mineral interest or royalty payments, dormant bank accounts and abandoned safe deposit box contents. To search for unclaimed property at anytime, visit the Comptroller’s unclaimed property website at www.ClaimItTexas.org, or call 1-800-654-FIND (3463). Also on the website, public interest videos are available for browsing and linking to via social media.
A TTPF representative will discuss the advantages and enrollment opportunities for the state’s prepaid tuition program, benefiting Texas parents who are interested in saving for their children’s college education.
“Public college costs have risen exponentially over the past decade. It is important for Texas parents to have the opportunity to save for their children’s college education with this prepaid tuition plan,” Combs said.
The TTPF allows Texans to lock in the cost of undergraduate college tuition and required fees at Texas public colleges and universities, protecting against future tuition inflation.