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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 21STUDENT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER PPPROVISIONS FOR UNIFORM STANDARDS FOR PUBLICATION OF COST OF ATTENDANCE INFORMATION
RULE §21.2221Definitions

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) Board Staff--The staff of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  (3) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Higher Education; as used in this subchapter, "Commissioner" means the agency acting through its executive, and his or her designees, staff, or agents.

  (4) First-Time Entering Full-Time Student--A student who has no prior postsecondary experience (except as noted below) attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level and who enrolls for 15 credit hours per semester for two consecutive semesters. This includes students enrolled in academic or occupational programs. It also includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the prior summer term, and students who entered with advanced standing (college credits earned before graduation from high school).

  (5) Institution of Higher Education--Any public technical institute, public junior college, public senior college or university, medical or dental unit or other agency of higher education as defined in Texas Education Code, §61.003(8) that enrolls entering freshmen.

  (6) Net Cost of Attendance--The total cost of attendance less the student's estimated merit- and need-based grant aid. The net cost may be a range.

  (7) Net Price of Attendance--The total cost of attendance less the student's estimated merit and need based grant aid. The net cost may be a range.

  (8) Total Cost of Attendance--Expenses incurred by a typical student in attending a particular college. It includes tuition, fees, books, and supplies, room and board, transportation, and other personal expenses.


Source Note: The provisions of this §21.2221 adopted to be effective November 30, 2009, 34 TexReg 8528

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