Guidelines / Manuals

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

By Student Financial Aid Programs
June 3, 2020
Bilingual Education Program FY 2021 Guidelines

Bilingual Education Program FY 2021 Guidelines

By Student Financial Aid Programs
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
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
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
Tuition Equalization 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 Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG), 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
Educational Aide Exemption 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 Educational Aide Exemption (EAE) 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
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.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
April 21, 2020
Texas Armed Services Scholarship 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 Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP), 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 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.

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
April 7, 2020
ICPS Capital Expenditure Plan Training

Training slides for Integrated Campus Planning System (ICPS) Tool for THECB to collect all capital planning data from institutions and agencies. Last updated April 2020.

By Strategic Planning and Funding
April 7, 2020
Workforce Education Course Manual Protocols

The WECM Protocols Manual provides guidance for the design, development, and review of credit and non-credit workforce education courses.

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.

By Academic Quality and Workforce
February 4, 2020
EDC Portal User Guide

Instructions for using the secure THECB EDC Portal (CBPass Login) for submitting CBM001 reports for processing to the Educational Data Center (EDC). Last updated November 2019 for Spring 2020 CBM001 report submission.

By Educational Data Center