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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 21STUDENT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER SSWAIVER PROGRAMS FOR CERTAIN NONRESIDENT PERSONS
RULE §21.2261Definitions

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

  (1) Census date--The date in an academic term for which an institution is required to certify a person's enrollment in the institution for the purposes of determining formula funding for the institution.

  (2) Child--Unless otherwise indicated, a person who is the biological or adopted child, or who is claimed as a dependent on a federal income tax return filed for the preceding year or who will be claimed as a dependent on a federal income tax return for the current year.

  (3) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Higher Education, the Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  (4) Coordinating Board or Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  (5) Dependent--A person who:

    (A) is less than 18 years of age and has not been emancipated by marriage or court order; or

    (B) is eligible to be claimed as a dependent of a parent of the person for purposes of determining the parent's income tax liability under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

  (6) Financial need--An economic situation that exists for a student when the cost of attendance at an institution of higher education is greater than the resources the family has available for paying for college. In determining a student's financial need an institution must compare the financial resources available to the student to the institution's cost of attendance.

  (7) General Academic Teaching Institution--As the term is defined in Texas Education Code, §61.003.

  (8) Institution or 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).

  (9) Nonresident tuition--The amount of tuition paid by a person who does not qualify as a Texas resident under Texas Education Code, Chapter 54, Subchapter B.

  (10) Parent--A natural or adoptive parent, managing or possessory conservator, or legal guardian of a person. The term would not otherwise include a step-parent.

  (11) Public technical institute or college--The Lamar Institute of Technology or any campus of the Texas State Technical College System.

  (12) Remain Continuously Enrolled--Continue to enroll for the fall and spring terms of an academic year. Summer enrollment is not a requirement.

  (13) Resident tuition--The amount of tuition paid by a person who qualifies as a Texas resident under Texas Education Code, Chapter 54, Subchapter B.

  (14) Waiver--A program authorized by Texas statutes that allows a nonresident student to enroll in an institution of higher education and pay a reduced amount of nonresident tuition.


Source Note: The provisions of this §21.2261 adopted to be effective February 28, 2012, 37 TexReg 1332

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