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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 21STUDENT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER OEARLY CHILDHOOD CARE PROVIDER STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM
RULE §21.466Definitions

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 Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.

  (2) Default--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 or equivalent--An associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree in early childhood development or the equivalent of early childhood development.

  (5) Education loan--A loan made to an individual for the purpose of attending a public or independent institution of higher education.

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

  (7) Institution of higher education--A public or private and independent institution of higher education as defined in the Texas Education Code, §61.003, and an out-of-state institution that is accredited by a recognized accrediting agency.

  (8) Recognized accrediting agency--The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and any other association or organization so designated by the board.

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

  (10) Service obligation--A period of specified service in return for repayment assistance.


Source Note: The provisions of this §21.466 adopted to be effective December 28, 1999, 24 TexReg 11750

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