General Correspondence

May 13, 2020
Foster Care Exemption Fact Sheet and Updates to Exemption Guidelines Memo

Financial Aid Services announces the release of a new resource for institutions: Foster Care Exemption Fact Sheet. The fact sheet was developed to help public institutions assist foster youth currently or formerly under the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and those adopted from DFPS.
In January of this year, six exemption program guidelines were released, and each of these documents was recently updated to align the selective service section with the FY 2021 grant, loan, and work-study program guidelines.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: Foster Care Exemption Fact Sheet, Exemption Program Guidelines, THECB
May 13, 2020
Program Guidelines Release FY 2021 Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announces the annual release of the 2020-2021 (FY 2021) program guidelines. The enclosed guidelines are also posted on the Student Financial Aid Programs (SFAP) webpage under Program Resources.
Each year, updates to the guidelines are made to align with any changes to the Texas Education Code (TEC) and the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) and to improve guidance to assist institutions with the administration of state financial aid programs.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: FAS Program Guidelines, THECB, TEXAS Grant, TEOG, TEG, TASSP, CAL, TCWS, WSMP, EAE
April 29, 2020
Peace Officer Loan Repayment Assistance Program Media Release

This media release announces the upcoming September launch of the Peace Officer Loan Repayment Assistance Program. 

By External Relations
Tags: POLRAP, Media, Peace Officer
April 28, 2020
GenTX Virtual Decision Day Media Release

This media release announces GenTX Virtual Decision Day is scheduled for May 1, 2020.  GenTX effort to build excitement and awareness surrounding the college selection and enrollment process.

By External Relations
Tags: GenTX, Decision Day, Media Release
April 27, 2020
THECB, Greater Texas Foundation and Trellis Foundation Emergency Aid Media Release

THECB, Greater Texas Foundation and Trellis Foundation Emergency Aid Media Release

By External Relations
April 24, 2020
College Access Loan FY 2021 Allocations Memo

This memo announces that CAL allocations are now available for institutions to certify eligible recipients for the 2020-2021 (FY 2021) academic year. 

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: College Access Loan (CAL) Allocation, THECB
April 9, 2020
Selective Service Status Statement Requirement Memo

This memo provides new guidance on confirming whether a male student is registered for Selective Service, which is effective immediately.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: Selective Service Status Statement, SSS, THECB
February 27, 2020
Financial Aid Database (FAD) FY 2020 Reporting Cycle One Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is now accepting files for the 2019-20 (FY 2020) FAD Reporting Cycle One. Enclosed is the announcement that was released on Dec. 20, 2019, which includes the 2019-20 FAD Manual, new deadline dates and updates to various data elements in the manual. Institutions are encouraged to review these items carefully to determine if there are any impacts to file processing.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: Reporting Cycle One, THECB, Financial Aid Database, FAD
February 27, 2020
B-On-Time (BOT) Loan FY 2020 Certification Memo

This memo announces the B-On-Time (BOT) Loan Program certification deadline for the 2019-20 academic year.

The Texas B-On-Time loan program will officially end at the conclusion of FY 2020. Institutions that have allocated funds remaining for FY 2020 have until Feb. 20, 2020 to certify eligible BOT loan applications. Please review any prior BOT recipients to determine whether any remaining students are eligible to receive funding for the current year.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: State Loans, THECB, B-On-Time, BOT
February 10, 2020
College Access Loan (CAL) FY 2021 Opt-In Opt-Out Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) invites all Regional Education Service Centers or other entities that offer Alternative Educator Certification Program the opportunity to participate in the state loan program to receive CAL funds.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: College Access Loan, CAL, Opt-In Opt-Out Memo, THECB
February 10, 2020
Texas State Financial Aid FY 2021 Opt-In Opt-Out Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is required on an annual basis to invite all eligible institutions to participate in certain state financial aid programs in order to be included in the allocation calculation process. The applicable programs found in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) include:

 

  • Educational Aide Exemption (EAE)  
  • Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG)  
  • Texas College Work-Study (TCWS)  
  • Work-Study Student Mentorship (WSMP)
By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: State Financial Aid, THECB, Financial Aid Services Memos
February 10, 2020
Good Neighbor Program (GNP) FY 2021 Memo

The 2020-21 (FY 2021) Good Neighbor Program (GNP) recommendation form is now available through the CBPASS portal. To help institutions with the submission process, enclosed are the instructions that include the data requirements needed for each eligible applicant being recommended through CBPass. In addition, the enclosed program guidelines were created to assist institutions with navigating the eligibility and awarding process.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: Good Neighbor Program, GNP, THECB
January 31, 2020
TEG Award Amounts FY 2021 Memo

This memo announces the award amounts for the TEG program for the 2020-2021 year to the private/independent Texas institutions of higher education. The TEG program has an annual award maximum and may be awarded in one, two or across all three terms.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: TEG, State Grant Award Maximums, THECB
January 31, 2020
TEXAS Grant and TEOG Award Amounts FY 2021 Memo

This memo announces the the Toward EXcellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant and Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG) semester award maximum amounts for the 2020-2021 academic year to the Texas public institutions of higher education.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: TEXAS Grant, TEOG, Maximum Award Amounts, THECB
January 31, 2020
State Financial Aid Resource Updates Memo

This memo provides an overview of resources the Office of Student Financial Aid Programs (SFAP) would like to provide to institutions to use in the administration of state aid programs throughout the new 2020 year.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: State Aid Resource Updates Spring 2020, State Financial Aid Resources, THECB, FAS
November 14, 2019
B-On-Time (BOT) Loan Reallocation Process FY 2020 Memo

Memo notifying institutions of the FY 2020 BOT allocation for private and independent institutions, including encumbered and unencumbered amounts as of Oct. 29, 2019.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: THECB, B-On-Time (BOT), Reallocation
November 14, 2019
State Campus-Based Programs Annual Report FY 2019 Memo

This memo informs institutions of THECB's requirement to collect data on state campus-based programs and maintain guidelines for the administration of the Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG) program for all public institutions.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: THECB, State Campus-Based Programs, Annual Report, FY 2019
November 14, 2019
Work-Study Student Mentorship Program (WSMP) Updates FY 2020 Memo

This memo is to notify institutions of some changes to the Work-Study Student Mentorship Program (WSMP) for 2019-2020.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: THECB, Work-Study Student Mentorship Program (WSMP), Updates, FY 2020
January 16, 2020
CBM Reporting Memo - CBM00T Transfer Report - January 16, 2020

The Reporting and Procedures Manual for Texas Public Universities in effect Fall 2019 for CBM Reports has been updated to include the CBM00T Transfer Report.

By Strategic Planning and Funding
Tags: CBM Memos, Data Reporting, Texas Public Universities, CBM Reports, CBM00T
January 23, 2020
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Announces New Leadership Team
By External Relations
Tags: media