Departmental Correspondence

July 9, 2018
College Access Loan FY 2018 Notification Memo

This memo is to make you aware of an issue with the College Access Loan (CAL) application process. Students may receive an error message during the loan application process regarding “a problem accessing your information”. We are working to resolve this issue with our software vendor and will update you as more information becomes available.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
December 7, 2018
Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program 2019-20 Memo

The Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program was established in 1997 by the members of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to honor Dr. Ashworth for his 21 years of service as Commissioner of Higher Education. The purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance to students with financial need enrolled in a graduate program leading to a career in public affairs, public service or public administration. The 2019-20 application is enclosed and also available on the College For All Texans website under the Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program page.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
November 14, 2018
User Access Portal FY 2019 Annual Review Memo

Financial Aid Services (FAS) requires an annual User Access Review for the secure web portals used to transmit information between institutions and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). The three main financial aid portals include: Higher Education Loan Management System (HelmNet), Coordinating Board Pass (CBPASS) and MOVEit DMZ. These web portals allow staff at the institution to access FERPA regulated information. For compliance and security purposes, institutions are required to ensure that designated portal users are accurate and up-to-date.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
November 14, 2018
State Funded Campus Based Programs FY 2018 Report Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is required to collect data on statefunded campus-based programs and maintain guidelines for the administration of the Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG) program. Enclosed is the required form that should be used by participating private and all public institutions to report data for the 2017-18 academic year.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
November 14, 2018
B-On-Time Loan FY 2019 Reallocation Process Memo

Enclosed is a copy of the FY 2019 BOT allocation for private and independent institutions, including encumbered and unencumbered amounts as of October 17, 2018.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
August 17, 2018
Texas College Work-Study Mentorship FY 2019 Final Allocation Memo

On July 9, 2018, the 10-day allocation data review materials for the TCWS Mentorship program were issued to institutions. Institutions were invited to confirm that the “TCWS Mentorship Preliminary Allocation Calculation Data” accurately reflected the data submitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Institutions were allowed 10 days to review the data. That period ended at the close of business on July 23, 2018. Through this process, THECB received no comments about the data.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
July 11, 2018
Educational Aide FY 2019 Application Memo

Enclosed is the 2018-19 application for the Educational Aide Exemption (EAE) program.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
July 9, 2018
Financial Aid Database FY 2018 Reporting Cycle Two Programming Update

During the FY 2018 FAD reporting cycle two, necessary programming changes to the reporting process were identified and have been placed into production. Enclosed are some clarifications to assist institutions with file processing.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
June 5, 2018
Net Price Calculator FY 2019 Data Deadline Reminder Memo

The deadline to submit data for the State’s Net Price Calculator tool located on the College For All Texans website is May 31, 2018. All public institutions that offer an undergraduate program(s) are required to participate.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
June 5, 2018
Financial Aid Database FY 2018 Reconciliation Memo

All state financial aid programs must be reconciled with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) starting with reporting cycle two in order to validate by the August 1, 2018 deadline.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
May 21, 2018
B-On-Time Loan FY 2019 10 Day Allocation Data Review Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announces the 10-day allocation data review for the 2018-19 BOT loan program at eligible institutions.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
May 21, 2018
Toward EXcellence Access and Success Grant FY 2019 10 Day Allocation Preliminary Data Review Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announces the 10-day allocation data review for the 2018-19 TEXAS Grant program at public institutions.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
May 21, 2018
Texas Educational Opportunity Grant FY 2019 10 Day Allocation Data Review Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announces the 10-day allocation data review for the 2018-19 TEOG program at public community colleges, public state colleges, and public technical institutes.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
May 21, 2018
Tuition Equalization Grant FY 2019 10 Day Allocation Data Review Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announces the 10-day allocation data review for the 2018-19 TEG program for private/independent institutions.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
May 21, 2018
Educational Aide Exemption FY 2019 10 Day Allocation Data Review Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announces the 10-day allocation data review for the 2018-19 EAE program at public institutions.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
May 21, 2018
Financial Aid Database FY 2018 Reporting Cycle Two Reminder Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is now accepting files for the second reporting cycle for the FY 2018 (2017-18) FAD Report.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
May 1, 2018
College Access Loan FY 2019 Allocations Memo

The CAL allocations are now available for institutions to certify eligible recipients for the 2018-19 academic year

By Student Financial Aid Programs
May 1, 2018
Net Price Calculator FY 2019 Data Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is required to provide an accessible tool for estimating the cost of attendance (COA) for full-time entering first year students attending institutions of higher education in Texas.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
May 1, 2018
College Access Loan FY 2018 Interest Rate Change Clarification Memo

A notification was sent out April 20, 2018, announcing that effective May 14, 2018, the CAL program will carry a fixed interest rate of 5.30 percent. In that notification, we indicated that all CAL certification processing should be discontinued until May 14th, thus giving the impression that no CAL certifications would be accepted before then.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
May 1, 2018
College Access Loan Program FY 2019 Interest Rate Change Memo

Effective May 14, 2018, the interest rate on all College Access Loans will be 5.30 percent.

By Student Financial Aid Programs