|(a) Application forms and instructions developed by the Board will be distributed primarily through school district offices throughout the state. The Board will also provide them to financial aid offices of approved institutions, and students will be able to request the forms directly from the Board and/or download them from the College for Texans web site. (b) The application has three parts. The completed forms must be certified by the high school principal on behalf of the student applicant. (1) Parts I and III are to be completed for all applicants who graduated prior to September 1, 2005. (2) Parts I, II, and III are to be completed for all applicants who graduated on or after September 1, 2005. (c) If a student is incorrectly certified by a school district as eligible for an exemption, the school district is responsible for reimbursing the program for any funds that might be issued to the student through the program. (d) High school counselors are to send the completed and signed applications certified by the principal to the Board for processing. Applications should not be sent to the Board more than 30 days prior to a student's high school graduation date. (e) Applications will be processed by the Board as they are submitted by the high schools. (f) As soon as possible after processing applications, the Board will notify the relevant institutions, students and school districts of the students' eligibility for awards. The Board will issue an award letter to the institution named in the student's application. Only one copy of the letter will be sent to the institution. If the letter is lost or if verification is needed prior to the receipt of the letter, the institution can document the student's eligibility by printing a copy of the relevant student's entry from the Board's verification web site. (g) If the student graduated from high school prior to June 15, 2007, institutions must confirm that the student is a resident of Texas before they can grant a scholarship through the program outlined in this subchapter. If the student graduated from high school on or after June 15, 2007, institutions must confirm that the student is a citizen of the United States or otherwise lawfully authorized to be present in the United States before they can grant a scholarship through the program outlined in this subchapter. (h) If the student chooses to attend an institution other than the one indicated in the application, he or she should advise the Board of the change and the Board will send the new institution a letter of eligibility and an award may be made at that institution after the student's residency is confirmed. (i) No student may receive awards for the same term through more than one institution. Students who are concurrently enrolled will need to select the college through which they wish to receive awards. If a student's selection is not the school originally scheduled for an award, it is the student's responsibility to notify the Board.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §21.954 adopted to be effective August 16, 2004, 29 TexReg 7979; amended to be effective November 28, 2005, 30 TexReg 7866; amended to be effective August 15, 2006, 31 TexReg 6335; amended to be effective November 19, 2006, 31 TexReg 9291; amended to be effective May 21, 2008, 33 TexReg 3941