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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 13FINANCIAL PLANNING
SUBCHAPTER FFORMULA FUNDING AND TUITION CHARGES FOR REPEATED AND EXCESS HOURS OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
RULE §13.102Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Degree Plan--Academic program of courses and their related hours culminating in a degree or certificate, including minors, double majors, and completion of any other special program in which the student is also enrolled, such as a program with a study abroad component.

  (2) Excess Hours--Effective with students initially enrolling in the fall 1999 semester and subsequent terms, hours attempted by a resident undergraduate student that exceed more than 45 hours of the number of hours required for completion of the degree plan in which the student is enrolled. Effective with students initially enrolling in the fall 2006 semester and subsequent terms, hours attempted by a resident undergraduate student that exceed more than 30 hours of the number of hours required for completion of the degree program in which the student is enrolled. Effective fall 2009, hours earned by a student before graduating from high school and used to satisfy high school graduation requirements are not included in the calculation of excess hours. For purposes of excess hours, resident undergraduate student includes a nonresident student who is permitted to pay resident tuition.

  (3) Hours--Semester credit hours.

  (4) International Study Abroad Student--A student who is a citizen or permanent resident of a nation other than the United States who resides in the nation of which he or she is a citizen or permanent resident and who is in the United States and enrolled at a Texas public institution of higher education for a limited time as part of an exchange program or other study abroad program and who is not seeking a certificate or degree from a Texas public institution of higher education.

  (5) Non-Course-Based Developmental Education Interventions (also known as Non-Semester-Length Interventions and also referred to as interventions)--Interventions that use learning approaches designed to address a student's identified weaknesses and effectively and efficiently prepare the student for college-level work. These interventions must be overseen by an instructor of record, must not fit traditional course frameworks, and cannot include advising or learning support activities already connected to a traditional course; interventions may include, but are not limited to, tutoring, supplemental instruction, or labs.

  (6) Remedial and Developmental Courses--Courses designed to correct academic deficiencies and bring students' skills to an appropriate level for entry into college. The term includes English as a Second Language (ESL) courses in which a student is placed as a result of failing the reading or writing portion of a test required by §4.56 of this title (relating to Assessment Instruments).

  (7) Repeated Hours for Attempted Course--Hours for a course that is the same or substantially similar to a course that the student previously attempted for two or more times at the same institution. Previously attempted courses from which the student withdraws before the official census date shall not count as an attempted course.

  (8) Repeated Hours for Completed Course--Hours for a course in which a student enrolls for two or more times that is the same as or substantially similar to a course that the student previously completed and received a grade of A, B, C, D, F, or Pass/Fail at the same institution.

  (9) Student--For the purposes of this subchapter, a student who has not been awarded a bachelor's degree or the equivalent.

  (10) Workforce Education Courses--Courses offered by two-year institutions for the primary purpose of preparing students to enter the workforce rather than academic transfer. The term includes both technical courses and continuing education courses.


Source Note: The provisions of this §13.102 adopted to be effective November 22, 2005, 30 TexReg 7730; amended to be effective May 26, 2010, 35 TexReg 4153; amended to be effective February 26, 2013, 38 TexReg 1161; amended to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5074

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