General Correspondence

March 4, 2021
Open Texas 2021 Virtual Open Education Conference Media Release

This media release announces Open Texas 2021 statewide education conference March 11-12, organized by the THECB, the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas, and Texas Digital Library.

By Communications, External Relations
March 4, 2021
THECB Awards $9.3M in Second Round of Texas Reskilling Grants Media Release

This media release announces the THECB has awarded $9.3 million to Texas higher education institutions as part of the second round of awards under the Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant Program.

By Communications, External Relations
February 24, 2021
CBM Reporting Memo - Nonresident Distance Education - February 24, 2021

CBM Reporting Memo - Expiration of Reporting Modifications for Nonresident Distance Education Courses for Formula Funding - February 24, 2021.

By Educational Data Center
January 28, 2021
Texas OnCourse Media Release

This media release is to announce Texas OnCourse, a statewide initiative to improve college and career readiness, has transferred from The University of Texas at Austin to the Coordinating Board as it launches its first postsecondary training offerings.

By Communications, External Relations
January 27, 2021
Texas Reskilling Grants Deadline Extended Media Release

This media release announces the THECB has extended the deadline for the second round of the Texas Reskilling Support Grant Program to February 1, 2021.

By Communications, External Relations
December 18, 2020
THECB Awards $18.1 million in Texas Reskilling Grants

This media release announces that THECB awards $18.1 million in Texas Reskilling Grants to higher education institutions as agency opens second-round applications.

By Communications, External Relations
November 19, 2020
Higher Education is Key to Texas' Economic Recovery Media Release

This media release announces Commissioner Keller: Higher Education is Key to Texas’ Economic Recovery.

By External Relations
November 18, 2020
Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative Submits Report to Governor Abbott

This media release announces that the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative, a joint endeavor among the Commissioners of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), today released its latest report to Gov. Greg Abbott.

By External Relations
November 9, 2020
THECB Highlights Benefits of Digital Learning Media Release

This media release announces as part of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), the THECB joins the United States Distance Learning Association to highlight the success of digital learning.

By External Relations
October 29, 2020
TX Taps Artificial Intelligence to Expand Access for Low-Income and First-Generation Students

This media release announces that a new statewide chatbot, developed in partnership with AdmitHub, provides personalized guidance to help students navigate COVID-19 impact on college access and student success. 

By External Relations
October 27, 2020
Request for Applications for the Open Educational Resources Grants Media Release

This media release announces the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Request for Applications (RFA) for the Open Educational Resources (OER) Course Development and Implementation Grant Program, supported by a portion of the $175 million allocation to the THECB from the Governor's Emergency Educational Relief (GEER) Fund. 

By External Relations
September 28, 2020
THECB 2020 Almanac Media Release

This media release announces the agency's launch of its 10th annual Texas Public Higher Education Almanac.

By External Relations
September 22, 2020
National Student Clearinghouse Data Services Media Release

This media release announces that the agency has retained Student Tracker Premium data services from the National Student Clearinghouse for summer 2020 through summer 2022.

By External Relations
September 3, 2020
THECB and Texas Higher Education Foundation Award $125,000 in Student Emergency Aid

This media release announces that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Higher Education Foundation award $125,000 in student emergency aid grants to five Texas community colleges.

By External Relations
August 27, 2020
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Launches Open Educational Resources Repository

This media release announces the launch of OERTX, the state's digital repository of open educational resources (OER) for Texas students and educational institutions.

By External Relations
August 24, 2020
CBM Reporting Memo - Nonresident Distance Education - August 31, 2020

CBM Reporting Memo - Reporting Modifications for Nonresident Distance Education Courses for Formula Funding - August 31, 2020

By Educational Data Center
July 1, 2020
Tuition Equalization Grant FY 2020 Engagement Guide Memo

The FY 2020 Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) Engagement Guide is available on the Student Financial Aid Programs webpage under Program Resources. Private and independent institutions participating in the TEG program are required to have their operations of the program audited on an annual basis by an independent auditor or by an internal audit office that is independent of the financial aid and disbursing office.

The purpose of the engagement is to confirm that awards are made only to eligible students and that the institution has an adequate system of internal controls to ensure adherence to program laws and regulations.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
July 1, 2020
Tuition Equalization Grant FY 2019 Engagement Report Deadline Reminder Memo

As a reminder, the deadline for institutions to submit their 2018-19 (FY 2019) Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) Engagement Report to Financial Aid Services is June 30, 2020.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
July 1, 2020
Authority to Transfer Funds FY 2020 Deadline Reminder Memo

As a reminder, the deadline for institutions to move any unexpended Texas College Work-Study (TCWS) or Work-study Student Mentorship Program (WSMP) allocations to state grant programs is July 1, 2020.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
June 30, 2020
Tuition Equalization Grant FY 2019 Need Survey Review Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is required to present the result of its most recent annual need survey for Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) funds as part of its biennial appropriations request to the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) and the governor. The request includes an estimate of the amount needed to fully fund the TEG program in the coming biennium. 

Enclosed is the spreadsheet that lists calculated TEG Need for each institution. Steps for completing the review process is documented within this memo.

 

By Student Financial Aid Programs