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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 21STUDENT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER IIEDUCATIONAL AIDE EXEMPTION PROGRAM
RULE §21.1081Definitions

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

  (1) Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  (2) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Higher Education, the Chief Executive Officer of the Board.

  (3) Cost of attendance--A Board-approved estimate of the expenses incurred by a typical financial aid student attending a particular college or university. It includes direct educational costs (tuition, fees, books, and supplies) as well as indirect costs (room and board, transportation, and personal expenses).

  (4) Educational Aide--A person who has been employed by a public school district in Texas in a teaching capacity working in the classroom directly with the students for at least one year on a full-time basis. It may include substitute teachers who have been employed by a public school district in Texas for 180 or more full days in a teaching capacity working in the classroom directly with students.

  (5) Expected family contribution--The amount of discretionary income that should be available to a student from his or her resources and that of his/her family, as determined following the federal methodology.

  (6) Financial need--An indication of a student's inability to meet the full cost of attending a college or university, measured by one of the following methods:

    (A) The cost of attendance at a particular public or private institution of higher education less the expected family contribution. The cost of attendance and family contribution are to be determined in accordance with Board guidelines; or

    (B) An income methodology, which considers a student to have financial need if his or her adjusted gross annual income is less than income levels set annually by the Commissioner. If the student is a dependent, the family's adjusted gross family income is considered; if the student is independent, only the student's income (and the income of the student's spouse, if he or she is married) is considered.

  (7) Program Officer--The individual named by each participating institution's chief executive officer to serve as agent for the Board. The Program Officer has primary responsibility for all ministerial acts required by the program, including the determination of student eligibility, maintenance of all records and preparation and submission of reports reflecting program transactions. Unless otherwise indicated by the administration, the director of student financial aid shall serve as Program Officer.

  (8) Resident of Texas--A resident of the State of Texas as determined in accordance with Chapter 21, Subchapter B of this title (relating to Determination of Resident Status). Nonresident students who are eligible to pay resident tuition rates are not residents of Texas.


Source Note: The provisions of this §21.1081 adopted to be effective August 16, 2004, 29 TexReg 7980; amended to be effective August 16, 2007, 32 TexReg 4979; amended to be effective May 21, 2008, 33 TexReg 3943; amended to be effective August 26, 2009, 34 TexReg 5683; amended to be effective February 28, 2012, 37 TexReg 1331

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