TSTC is committed to providing highly specialized and advanced technical education that can lead to great career opportunities. We currently offer over 100 certificate and degree programs state-wide.

TSTC students come from more than 100 counties across the state. They arrive right out of high school, transfer from other colleges or from the workforce.

While we are proud that TSTC's education is affordable and a high return on your investment, we realize financial aid is the only option for some students.

At TSTC we understand your ultimate goal is a career you're passionate about and will make you the money you want to enjoy your life! Our goal is to help you be successful.

TSTC has been providing top-quality, career-driven education for Texans for close to 50 years. The college is nationally recognized for the number and quality of our technology graduates.

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Financial Security

Teacher Retirement System / Optional Retirement Program

All regular employees are eligible for membership in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) after 90 days of employment. TRS is a defined benefit plan. The employee’s tax-deferred contribution is 6.4% and Texas State Technical College contributes 6% to the system.

Full-time faculty members and certain professional administrative staff members (including Librarians) may be eligible to elect to participate in the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) in lieu of TRS. Eligibility laws and rules and a list of specific job titles eligible for ORP are available in the college Human Resources Office. ORP is a defined contribution plan. The tax-deferred employee contribution is 6.65% and Texas State Technical College contributes 6% to the employee’s account.

Supplemental Retirement

Employees may participate in the 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity Program or a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan through payroll deduction. The voluntary tax-deferred contributions may be invested in a variety of investment products with an approved company.

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