General Correspondence

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
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
January 23, 2020
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Announces New Leadership Team
By External Relations
Tags: media
January 2, 2020
Financial Aid Database (FAD) Manual FY 2020 Memo

This document alerts financial aid administrators  of the newly published Financial Aid Database  (FAD) Instruction Manual for 2019-20. A link to the instruction manual is included in this memo.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Tags: FAD, Financial Aid Database, THECB
November 22, 2019
Media Release 2019 Star Award Announcement

The Coordinating Board recognizes three Texas public higher education institutions for innovative programs that support student success and the state's 60x30TX plan.

By External Relations
Tags: media; star award
August 28, 2019
Media Release: 2019 Star Award Finalists
By External Relations
Tags: media; star award
September 11, 2019
Media Release: Coordinating Board Announces New Commissioner of Higher Education
By External Relations