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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 21STUDENT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER LLEARLY CHILDHOOD CARE PROVIDER STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM
RULE §21.2051Definitions

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

  (1) Child-care facility--A child-care facility licensed through the Division of Child Care Licensing of the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.

  (2) Default--for purposes of this subchapter a loan is considered in default if it is reduced to judgment.

  (3) Early childhood care provider--A person who works 31 hours or more a week in a child-care facility, whether as an employee, owner, or volunteer, and whose duties consist primarily of providing child care or education to children less than four years of age.

  (4) Early childhood degree--An associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree in early childhood development or a degree that is equivalent to a degree in early childhood development.

  (5) Education loan--A loan made to an individual for the purpose of attending a qualifying institution.

  (6) General academic teaching institution--As defined in the Texas Education Code, §61.003.

  (7) Qualifying Institution--a general academic teaching institution, as defined in Texas Education Code §61.003(8), or a private or independent institution of higher education, as defined in Texas Education Code §61.003(15), or an out of state institution that is accredited by a recognized accrediting agency, as defined within.

  (8) Recognized accrediting agency--The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and any other association or organization so designated by the Board, which are listed in the Board's rules at 19 TAC §7.3.

  (9) Repayment(s)--Financial assistance for repaying education loans.


Source Note: The provisions of this §21.2051 adopted to be effective December 7, 2003, 28 TexReg 10759

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