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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 21STUDENT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER TTEXEMPTION PROGRAM FOR DEPENDENT CHILDREN OF PERSONS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES DEPLOYED ON COMBAT DUTY
RULE §21.2273Eligibility Requirements

(a) To qualify for an exemption under this subchapter, a person must:

  (1) submit satisfactory evidence to the institution that the applicant qualifies for the exemption;

  (2) not have received the exemption for more than 150 semester credit hours, including the hours for which the student is currently enrolled;

  (3) not be in default on a loan made or guaranteed for educational purposes by the State of Texas; and

  (4) unless attending a public community college (for which tuition is local revenue), provide the institution proof that the person meets Selective Service registration requirements or is exempt.

(b) If receiving a continuation award in fall 2014 or later, a person receiving a continuation award, at the beginning of the term or semester in which the award is received must also:

  (1) be meeting the institution's grade point average requirement for making satisfactory academic progress towards a degree or certificate in accordance with the institution's policy regarding eligibility for financial aid, unless granted a hardship waiver by the institution in keeping with §21.2276 of this title (relating to Hardship Provisions); and

  (2) if classified as a resident undergraduate student and enrolled in a baccalaureate degree, have not completed a number of semester credit hours that is considered to be excessive under Texas Education Code, §54.014, unless granted a hardship waiver by the institution on a showing of good cause in keeping with §21.2276 of this title. In determining the number of hours an undergraduate has completed, semester credit hours completed include transfer credit hours that count towards the person's undergraduate degree or certificate requirements, but exclude:

    (A) hours earned exclusively by examination;

    (B) hours earned for a course for which the person received credit toward the person's high school academic requirements; and

    (C) hours earned for developmental courses that the institution required the person to take under Texas Education Code, §51.3062, or under the former provisions of Texas Education Code, §51.306.


Source Note: The provisions of this §21.2273 adopted to be effective May 29, 2012, 37 TexReg 3806; amended to be effective June 2, 2014, 39 TexReg 4242

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