General Correspondence

September 3, 2020
State Financial Aid Programs FY 2021 Funds Request Memo

 

Institutions can now submit requests for state financial aid funding for FY 2021 (2020-21). 

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: State Financial Aid Programs 2020-21 (FY 2021) Funds Request Now Available Memo, THECB
September 3, 2020
Governors Emergency Education Relief Fund FAQ Webpage Memo

 

To find answers to frequently asked questions, reporting requirements, and other important information associated with the GEER fund for state grants and Emergency Educational Grants, visit the Student Financial Aid Programs webpage à GEER State Grant and Emergency Educational Grants.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: Governor's Emergency Relief (GEER) Fund FAQ Webpage Memo, THECB
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
August 13, 2020
Loan Processing Schedule Update 2020AUG12 Memo

The Texas Comptroller’s office payment system USAS, will be down from Aug. 31 – Sept. 1, 2020 for year-end processing. Note: Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 is the last day for borrowers to accept a Loan Approval Disclosure (LAD) in order for funds to arrive at the institution prior to Aug. 28, 2020.  

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: Loan Processing Schedule Update 2020AUG12 Memo, THECB
August 13, 2020
Blind or Deaf Student Exemption Fact Sheet Memo

Financial Aid Services (FAS) announces the release of a new resource for public institutions: Exemption for Blind or Deaf Students - Fact Sheet. FAS developed the fact sheet to help institutions assist students who are blind or deaf that qualify for an exemption of tuition under Texas Education Code, Section 54.364, and are attending a public college or university in the state of Texas. 

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: Blind or Deaf Student Exemption Program Fact Sheet Memo, Blind/Deaf, THECB
August 13, 2020
Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program FY 2021 Award Amount Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board announces the maximum award amount for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP) for the 2020-21 academic year: the annual amount for initial and continuing awards is $10,000.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP) 2020-21 (FY 2021) Award Amount Memo, THECB
August 13, 2020
Bilingual Education Program Guidelines Update FY 2021 Memo

Enclosed are the updated 2020-21 Bilingual Education Program Guidelines that include clarification regarding eligibility requirements for the program. One of the requirements to receive an award of program funds is that qualified students must successfully pass the State Board for Educator Certification Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: Bilingual Education Program Guidelines Update 2020-21 (FY 2021) Memo, THECB
July 28, 2020
Texas College Work Study 2018-19 Data Request Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) compiles an annual Financial Aid Report (FAR) concerning student financial aid at Texas public and private/independent institutions of higher education. The report is created in accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC) section 56.082, which calls for the THECB to report the number of Texas College Work-Study (TCWS) students employed by for-profit or nonprofit employers.

To comply with reporting requirements, the institutions on the enclosed list must provide employer status of “for-profit” or “nonprofit” for each TCWS student for the 2018-19 (FY 2019) year.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: Texas College Work-Study (TCWS) 2018-19 (FY 2019) Data Request Memo, THECB
July 1, 2020
Authority to Transfer Funds FY 2020 Deadline Reminder Memo

As a reminder, the deadline for institutions to move any unexpended Texas College Work-Study (TCWS) or Work-study Student Mentorship Program (WSMP) allocations to state grant programs is July 1, 2020.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: Authority to Transfer Funds 2019-20 (FY 2020) Deadline Reminder Memo, THECB