News Release

For Immediate Release

Contacts:    Jennifer Buaas

Get Ready for Back to School with

Save time and get organized with online information and services

AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 18, 2011 —, the official website of the State of Texas, is a helpful resource for Texans as they prepare for the upcoming school year. Every day, thousands of people visit to search for information and complete online transactions.

Parents can use to:

The Education page,, also provides a wide range of state-related education information and resources to help website visitors:

  • Find information on local schools, including grade averages and class sizes;
  • Learn about becoming a teacher in Texas;
  • Pay student loans online; and
  • Research scholarship and grant resources.

In addition to back-to-school resources, offers a quick, convenient, and fuel-efficient way for Texans to access more than 1,000 online services, including Vehicle Registration Renewal, Professional License Renewal, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, and more. Users can also access on-the-go with iPhone and Android mobile applications.

About is the official website of the state of Texas ( and is a collaborative public/private partnership managed by the Texas Department of Information Resources. helps state and local government entities Web-enable their services and operates without tax funds through a partnership between the state and Texas NICUSA, LLC.  Texas NICUSA builds, operates, maintains, and markets and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. Since launching in 2000, has securely processed more than 130 million financial transactions and collected over $17 billion on behalf of participating entities. 

About NIC

NIC is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country.  Our popular self-funded solution allows government to put in-demand services online without using taxpayer funds.   The NIC family of companies currently provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,000 federal, state, and local agencies that serve 98 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at