General Correspondence

November 19, 2020
Higher Education is Key to Texas' Economic Recovery Media Release

This media release announces Commissioner Keller: Higher Education is Key to Texas’ Economic Recovery.

By External Relations
Tags: State of Higher Education, SOHE, Keller
Presentations: Conference Panelists, Facilitators, and Resources
November 18, 2020
Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative Submits Report to Governor Abbott

This media release announces that the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative, a joint endeavor among the Commissioners of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), today released its latest report to Gov. Greg Abbott.

By External Relations
Tags: Tri-Agency, THECB, TEA, TWC
November 9, 2020
THECB Highlights Benefits of Digital Learning Media Release

This media release announces as part of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), the THECB joins the United States Distance Learning Association to highlight the success of digital learning.

By External Relations
Tags: NDLW, OERTX, OER
October 29, 2020
TX Taps Artificial Intelligence to Expand Access for Low-Income and First-Generation Students

This media release announces that a new statewide chatbot, developed in partnership with AdmitHub, provides personalized guidance to help students navigate COVID-19 impact on college access and student success. 

By External Relations
Tags: ADVi, ApplyTexas, AdmitHub
October 27, 2020
Request for Applications for the Open Educational Resources Grants Media Release

This media release announces the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Request for Applications (RFA) for the Open Educational Resources (OER) Course Development and Implementation Grant Program, supported by a portion of the $175 million allocation to the THECB from the Governor's Emergency Educational Relief (GEER) Fund. 

By External Relations
Tags: OER, OERTX, Grants, GEER
September 28, 2020
THECB 2020 Almanac Media Release

This media release announces the agency's launch of its 10th annual Texas Public Higher Education Almanac.

By External Relations
Tags: Data Resource, Almanac
September 22, 2020
National Student Clearinghouse Data Services Media Release

This media release announces that the agency has retained Student Tracker Premium data services from the National Student Clearinghouse for summer 2020 through summer 2022.

By External Relations
Tags: National Student Clearinghouse, NSC, Data Services
September 3, 2020
THECB and Texas Higher Education Foundation Award $125,000 in Student Emergency Aid

This media release announces that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Higher Education Foundation award $125,000 in student emergency aid grants to five Texas community colleges.

By External Relations
Tags: Grants, Emergency Aid
August 27, 2020
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Launches Open Educational Resources Repository

This media release announces the launch of OERTX, the state's digital repository of open educational resources (OER) for Texas students and educational institutions.

By External Relations
Tags: OER, Open Educational Resources, OERTX
August 26, 2020
WorkStudy Student Mentorship Program FY 2021 Final Allocations Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announces the enclosed 2020-21 (FY 2021) final allocation amounts, based on the reduced appropriation for fiscal year 2021 for the Work-Study Student Mentorship Program (WSMP) at public and private/independent institutions. The Texas College Work-Study appropriation supports the Work-Study Student Mentorship and the Texas WORKS Internship Programs. This allocation is specifically for WSMP.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: Work-Study Student Mentorship Program (WSMP) 2020-21 (FY 2021) Final Allocations Memo, THECB
August 26, 2020
Net Price Calculator FY 2021 Data Memo

The Net Price Calculator (NPC) Data Memo: The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is required to provide an accessible tool for estimating the cost of attendance (COA) for full-time entering first-year students attending institutions of higher education in Texas. General rules concerning the uniform standards for the publication of COA information as well as a tool to compute an estimated COA can be found in Title 19, Chapter 21, Subchapter PP, of the Texas Administrative Code.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: State Net Price Calculator (NPC) 2020-21 (FY 2021) Data Memo, NPC Tool, THECB
August 25, 2020
Texas Educational Opportunity Grant FY 2021 Final Allocations Memo

On June 23, 2020, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) issued revised allocations to institutions for the TEOG program, based on a plan that reduced the 2020-21 biennial appropriations by 5%. Those revised allocations are now confirmed as final allocations for fiscal year 2021 for the TEOG program.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG) 2020-21 (FY 2021) Final Allocations Memo, THECB
August 25, 2020
Tuition Equalization Grant FY 2021 Final Allocations Memo

On June 23, 2020, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) issued revised allocations to institutions for the TEG program, based on a plan that reduced the 2020-21 biennial appropriations by 5%. Those revised allocations are now confirmed as final allocations for fiscal year 2021 for the TEG program.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) 2020-21 (FY 2021) Final Allocations Memo, THECB
August 25, 2020
Toward EXcellence Access and Success Grant FY 2021 Final Allocation Memo

On June 23, 2020, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) issued 10-day allocation data review materials to institutions for the TEXAS Grant program, based on a plan that reduced the 2020-21 biennial appropriations by 5%. Institutions had 10 days to review the data, with the review period ending July 7, 2020. The THECB received institutional feedback regarding the data and adjusted allocation calculations to reflect those comments. Enclosed are the final allocations for fiscal year 2021 for the TEXAS Grant program.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: Toward EXcellence, Access, and Success (TEXAS) Grant 2020-21 (FY 2021) Final Allocation Memo, THECB
August 25, 2020
Bilingual Education Program FY 2021 Final Allocation Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announces the enclosed 2020-21 (FY 2021) final allocation amounts, based on the reduced appropriation for fiscal year 2021 for the Bilingual Education program at seven public institutions.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: Bilingual Education Program 2020-21 (FY 2021) Final Allocation Memo, THECB
August 25, 2020
Texas College WorkStudy FY 2021 Final Allocation Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announces the enclosed 2020-21 (FY 2021) final allocation amounts, based on the reduced appropriation for fiscal year 2021 for the Texas College Work-Study (TCWS) program at public and private/independent institutions. The Texas College Work-Study appropriation supports the TCWS, the Work-Study Student Mentorship, and the Texas WORKS Internship Programs. This allocation is specifically for the TCWS Program.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: Texas College Work-Study (TCWS) 2020-21 (FY 2021) Final Allocation Memo, THECB
August 25, 2020
Educational Aide Exemption FY 2021 Final Allocation Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announces the enclosed 2020-21 (FY 2021) final allocation amounts, based on the reduced appropriation for fiscal year 2021 for the Educational Aide Exemption (EAE) program at public institutions.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: Educational Aide Exemption (EAE) Program 2020-21 (FY 2021) Final Allocation Memo, THECB
August 25, 2020
Student Financial Aid Programs FY 2021 Resources and Updates Memo

The Office of Student Financial Aid Programs (SFAP) would like to provide institutions with resources and updates that can be used throughout the 2020-21 (FY 2021) year.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: Student Financial Aid Progams (SFAP) 2020-21 (FY 2021) Resources and Updates Memo, THECB
August 24, 2020
CBM Reporting Memo - Nonresident Distance Education - August 31, 2020

CBM Reporting Memo - Reporting Modifications for Nonresident Distance Education Courses for Formula Funding - August 31, 2020

By Educational Data Center
Tags: CBM Memos, Data Reporting, Texas Public Universities, Texas Health-Related Institutions, Texas Community Colleges, Texas Technical Colleges, Texas State Colleges, CBM Reports, Distance Education