General Correspondence

June 30, 2020
Toward EXcellence Access and Success Grant FY 2021 10-Day Allocation Data Review Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announces the 10-day allocation data review for the 2020-21 (FY 2021) TEXAS Grant program for public institutions.

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
June 30, 2020
Financial Aid Database FY 2020 Reporting Cycle Two Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) will begin accepting files June 22, 2020 for the 2019-20 (FY 2020) FAD Reporting Cycle Two.

Enclosed is the updated FY 2020 FAD manual, which is also available on the Student Financial Aid Programs website under Online Resources. Please replace all previous copies of the FY 2020 FAD manual to ensure that financial aid administrators submit all files accurately.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
June 30, 2020
College Access Loan 2020 Interest Rate Change

Effective July 1, 2020, the interest rate on all College Access Loans (CAL) will be 4.20%.

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

Reminder: Institutions have until  June 24, 2020 to send a confirmation through CONTACT US (select “Financial Aid Question” as the Contact Reason) for the FY 2019 Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) Need Survey - Review.

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
June 30, 2020
State Financial Aid Programs FY 2021 Comprehensive Guidelines Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announces the release of the comprehensive 2020-21 (FY 2021) program guidelines, a resource that combines all guidelines in one PDF for ease of use. The enclosed comprehensive guidelines are also posted on the Student Financial Aid Programs (SFAP) Program Resources webpage. 

By Student Financial Aid Programs
June 30, 2020
Work-Study Student Mentorship Program FY 2021 10-Day Allocation Data Review Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announces the 10-day allocation data review for the 2020-21 (FY 2021) Work-Study Student Mentorship Program (WSMP) at public and private/independent institutions. The Texas College Work-Study Program appropriation supports the Texas College Work-Study, the WSMP, and the Texas WORKS Internship Programs. This allocation data review is specifically for the WSMP.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
June 30, 2020
Educational Aide Exemption FY 2021 10-Day Allocation Data Review Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announces the 10-day allocation data review for the 2020-21 (FY 2021) Educational Aide Exemption (EAE) program for public institutions.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
June 30, 2020
Bilingual Education Program FY 2021 Proposed Allocation Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announces the enclosed 2020-21 (FY 2021) proposed allocation amounts for fiscal year 2021 for the Bilingual Education Program.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
June 30, 2020
Texas College Work-Study FY 2021 10-Day Allocation Data Review Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announces the 10-day allocation data review for the 2020-21 (FY 2021) Texas College Work-Study (TCWS) program at public and private/independent institutions. The Texas College Work-Study Program appropriation supports the TCWS, the Work-Study Student Mentorship, and the Texas WORKS Internship Programs. This allocation data review is specifically for the TCWS Program.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
June 30, 2020
Texas Educational Opportunity Grant FY 2021 Revised Allocation Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announces the enclosed 2020-21 (FY 2021) revised allocation amounts for fiscal year 2021 for the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG) program.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
June 9, 2020
Bilingual Education Program FY 2021 Guidelines Memo

Financial Aid Services (FAS) announces the release of 2020-21 (FY 2021) program guidelines for the Bilingual Education Program. FAS created this new resource to help participating institutions administer the program to eligible students. The enclosed guidelines are also posted on the Student Financial Aid Programs (SFAP) webpage under Program Resources.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
June 9, 2020
Work-Study Student Mentorship Program FY 2021 Guidelines Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announces the release of the 2020-21 (FY 2021) Work-Study Student Mentorship Program (WSMP) Guidelines. The guidelines are posted on the Student Financial Aid Programs (SFAP) webpage under Program Resources and on the WSMP webpage.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
June 9, 2020
Educational Aide Exemption Program FY 2021 Application and FAQs Memo

Financial Aid Services (FAS) announces the release of the 2020-21 application for the EAE program; participating institutions can begin distributing the enclosed application to eligible students. We have also updated and enclosed two frequently asked questions resource PDFs. One is intended for institutions and the other is for students. The EAE application and FAQs is also posted on the College for All Texans website under the EAE page.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
June 4, 2020
Good Neighbor Program FY 2021 Selected Students Memo

This memo serves as notification to public institutions of higher education that the student selection process of the FY 2021 Good Neighbor Program has been completed.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has completed the selection process for the 2020-21 Good Neighbor Program (GNP). A list of selected recipients was emailed to program officers on May 22, 2020. Each institution is responsible for notifying all students who submitted a GNP application whether they were selected or not.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
May 18, 2020
Texas Emergency Aid Grant Program Media Release

This media release announces that the program has awarded 57 grants totaling $710,000, to support Texas students during the COVID-19 crisis.

By External Relations
May 13, 2020
Program Guidelines Release FY 2021 Memo

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announces the annual release of the 2020-2021 (FY 2021) program guidelines. The enclosed guidelines are also posted on the Student Financial Aid Programs (SFAP) webpage under Program Resources.
Each year, updates to the guidelines are made to align with any changes to the Texas Education Code (TEC) and the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) and to improve guidance to assist institutions with the administration of state financial aid programs.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
May 13, 2020
Foster Care Exemption Fact Sheet and Updates to Exemption Guidelines Memo

Financial Aid Services announces the release of a new resource for institutions: Foster Care Exemption Fact Sheet. The fact sheet was developed to help public institutions assist foster youth currently or formerly under the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and those adopted from DFPS.
In January of this year, six exemption program guidelines were released, and each of these documents was recently updated to align the selective service section with the FY 2021 grant, loan, and work-study program guidelines.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
April 29, 2020
Peace Officer Loan Repayment Assistance Program Media Release

This media release announces the upcoming September launch of the Peace Officer Loan Repayment Assistance Program. 

By External Relations
April 28, 2020
GenTX Virtual Decision Day Media Release

This media release announces GenTX Virtual Decision Day is scheduled for May 1, 2020.  GenTX effort to build excitement and awareness surrounding the college selection and enrollment process.

By External Relations