Guidelines / Manuals

May 7, 2020
Foster Care Exemption Fact Sheet

This fact sheet highlights specific requirements in the Texas Education Code (TEC)
and Texas Administrative Code (TAC) in order to assist institutions with the administration of the Foster Care program for those who are currently or formerly under the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS).

By Student Financial Aid Programs
April 21, 2020
College Access Loan FY 2021 Guidelines

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Program Guidelines are intended to support institutions by highlighting requirements that appear in the Texas Education Code (TEC) and Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). When administering the College Access Loan (CAL) Program, institutions should always refer to the applicable statutes and rules. The information provided in this document is to be used solely as a resource and does not supersede the statute and/or rules for this program.

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April 21, 2020
Work-Study Student Mentorship Program FY 2021 Guidelines

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Program Guidelines are intended to support institutions by highlighting requirements that appear in the Texas Education Code (TEC) and Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). When administering the Work-Study Student Mentorship Program (WSMP), institutions should always refer to the applicable statutes and rules. The information provided in this document is to be used solely as a resource and does not supersede the statute and/or rules for this program.

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Peace Officers and Firefighters Disabled in the Line of Duty Guidelines

The exemption for Peace Officers and Firefighters Disabled in the Line of Duty is authorized by TEC, Chapter 54, Subchapter D, Section 54.352. The program provides an exemption from tuition and fees to eligible peace officers and firefighters who are permanently disabled as a result of an injury sustained in the line of duty.

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June 22, 2020
State Financial Aid Program Guidelines 2020-21

State Financial Aid Program Guidelines 2020-21

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June 18, 2020
Tuition Equalization Grant FY 2020 Engagement Guide

The TEG Engagement Guide was developed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to assist auditors during the TEG Program engagement process at Texas Private/Independent institutions. The purpose of the engagement is to confirm that awards are only given to eligible students and that the institution has an adequate system of internal controls to assure adherence to program laws and regulations.

Although all requirements outlined in this guide must be addressed by the auditor, the auditor should use his or her judgment to determine if further matters should be reviewed. This guide is not intended to be an exhaustive reference.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
June 17, 2020
Financial Aid Database FY 2020 Revised Report Manual

The purpose of the Financial Aid Database (FAD) Report is to collect data used by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to produce an annual statewide Financial Aid Report, determine state aid program allocations, conduct compliance monitoring, and generate additional statewide and institutional reports. The FAD Report provides the state with a means of measuring and analyzing the funding resources available to students attending public and private/independent institutions of higher education in Texas

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December 19, 2019
Children of Disabled or Deceased Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers Guidelines

This document provides information on this exemption in order to give guidance to institutions of higher education in the administration of this program.

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May 19, 2020
Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) List 2020

This spreadsheet includes most courses in the Spring 2020 edition of the ACGM. It does not include courses previously removed or courses currently under review and scheduled for deletion. Academic Cooperatives (courses numbered 2289 and 2389), MUAP (applied music), MUEN (music ensembles), PHED/KINE activity and recreational dance courses, and Development Education are also excluded from the list. The spreadsheet includes course titles, descriptions, learning outcomes, semester credit hours, contact hours, and CIP approval codes.

By Academic Quality and Workforce
December 18, 2019
Peace Officers Enrolled in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice Courses Guidelines

This document provides information to give guidance to institutions for the administration of the Exemption for Peace Officers enrolled in certain courses.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
December 19, 2019
Education Benefits for Certain Survivors of Individuals in Specific Public Servant Positions Guidelines

This document contains information to provide clarity and guidance to institutions of higher education in the administration of the Education Benefits for Certain Survivors of Individuals in Specific Public Servant Position exemption.

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April 21, 2020
Toward EXcellence, Access, and Success Grant FY 2021 Guidelines

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Program Guidelines are intended to support institutions by highlighting requirements that appear in the Texas Education Code (TEC) and Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). When administering the Toward EXcellence, Access, & Success (TEXAS) Grant Program, institutions should always refer to the applicable statutes and rules. The information provided in this document is to be used solely as a resource and does not supersede the statute and/or rules for this program.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
April 21, 2020
Texas Educational Opportunity Grant FY 2021 Guidelines

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Program Guidelines are intended to support institutions by highlighting requirements that appear in the Texas Education Code (TEC) and Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). When administering the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG), institutions should always refer to the applicable statutes and rules. The information provided in this document is to be used solely as a resource and does not supersede the statute and/or rules for this program.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
April 21, 2020
Texas College Work-Study FY 2021 Guidelines

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Program Guidelines are intended to support institutions by highlighting requirements that appear in the Texas Education Code (TEC) and Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). When administering the Texas College Work-Study (TCWS) Program, institutions should always refer to the applicable statutes and rules. The information provided in this document is to be used solely as a resource and does not supersede the statute and/or rules for this program.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
April 16, 2020
Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) List 2019

This list includes most courses in the Spring 2019 edition of the ACGM. It does not include courses previously removed or courses currently under review and scheduled for deletion. Academic Cooperatives (courses numbered 2289 and 2389), MUAP (applied music), MUEN (music ensembles), PHED/KINE activity and recreational dance courses, and Development Education are also excluded from the list.

By Academic Quality and Workforce
March 17, 2020
Best Practices for Graduate Program Reviews-Online Included

Helpful document that outlines best practices for institutions submitting graduate program reviews for their degree programs (face-to-face or online).

By Academic Quality and Workforce
February 12, 2020
Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual Spring 2020

The official list of courses approved for general academic transfer that may be offered by public community and technical colleges in Texas for state funding. The manual includes course number, title, description, learning outcomes, and funding approval code for each course.

By Academic Quality and Workforce
February 6, 2020
Low-Producing Degree Program Review January 2020

Description of the review process, criteria, and type of recommendations for the annual review of low-producing degree programs.

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January 29, 2020
Good Neighbor Program (GNP) Online Recommendation Instructions - FY 2021

The purpose for this document is to provide guidance and clarification to institutions of higher education in the Good Neighbor Program online student nomination submission process. The purpose of the  form is to provide institutions with a secure method for submitting student recommendations to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

By Student Financial Aid Programs
January 6, 2020
Texas Core Curriculum Submission Portal User Manual

User manual for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board application to submit changes to the Core Curriculum, the Texas Core Curriculum Submission Portal.

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