Departmental Correspondence

April 14, 2021
Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program Overview

Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP) overview and nomination process for the 2021-22 academic year.

By Student Financial Aid Programs, External Relations
April 14, 2021
Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program Memo

This memorandum is regarding the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP) overview for the 2021-2022 academic year.

By Student Financial Aid Programs, External Relations
March 11, 2021
Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) FY 2022-23 Award Amounts for 2021-22 and 2022-23 Memo

Enclosed are the maximum award amounts for the TEG program for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 year.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Net Price Calculator FY 2021 Update Memo

The THECB, in collaboration with Financial A id Advisory Committee (FAAC) and Data Collection Sub-Committee, has determined an interim solution to allow the agency and institutions to be compliant with state and federal s tatutes. The solution requires public institutions to create and submit the most recent version (2018-19) of the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Net Price Calculator template to the THECB.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Financial Aid Database (FAD) FY 2021 Reporting Cycle One Memo

Beginning Mar. 3, 2021, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is now accepting files for the FY 2021 (2020-21) FAD Reporting Cycle One.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Good Neighbor Program 2021-22 FY 2022 Memo

Good Neighbor Program 2021-22 FY 2022 Memo

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Texas State Financial Aid Opt-in Opt-out Form for 2022-22 Memo

Texas State Financial Aid Opt-in Opt-out Form for 2022-22 Memo

By Student Financial Aid Programs
Texas College Work Study (TCWS) Program FY 2021 Summer Awarding Memo

Texas College Work Study (TCWS) Program FY 2021 Summer Awarding Memo

By Student Financial Aid Programs
State Financial Aid 2021 Resource Updates Memo

2021 State Financial Aid Resource Updates:
As we begin the new calendar year, the Office of Student Financial Aid Programs (SFAP) would like to provide institutions with several resource updates.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
January 26, 2021
Toward EXcellence Access and Success Grant and Texas Educational Opportunity Grant FY 2022 Award Amounts Memo

Award Amounts for 2021-2022 (FY 2022): Toward EXcellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant and Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG)

By Student Financial Aid Programs
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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