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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 21STUDENT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER CCEARLY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL ON OR BEFORE JUNE 20, 2011
RULE §21.956Award Amounts and Processing Cycle

(a) Amounts for students graduating prior to September 1, 2005.

  (1) The aggregate amount of state credit that shall be awarded to a student through this program may not exceed $1,000 to be applied only toward tuition.

  (2) A student who is attending a private or independent institution may not receive a greater state tuition credit in any enrollment period than the amount of institutional aid that is provided by the institution and credited in the same manner, during that enrollment period.

  (3) If a state credit awarded through the Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program is more than the amount of the student's first semester's tuition, the balance of the student's award may be used in subsequent semesters.

  (4) State credits may not be used for continuing education classes that do not receive formula funding.

(b) For students who graduate on or after September 1, 2005:

  (1) the aggregate amount of state credit that may be awarded to a student through this program is:

    (A) $2,000 to apply toward tuition and mandatory fees if the student completed the Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program-Advanced High School Program and graduated from high school in 36 consecutive months or less and an additional $1,000 if the person graduated with at least 15 hours of college credit; or

    (B) $500 to apply toward tuition and mandatory fees if the student completed the Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program-Advanced High School Program and graduated from high school in more than 36 consecutive months but not more than 41 consecutive months and an additional $1,000 if the person graduated with at least 30 hours of college credit; or

    (C) $1,000 to apply toward tuition and mandatory fees if the student completed the Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program-Advanced High School Program and, either:

      (i) graduated prior to June 15, 2007, from high school in more than 41 consecutive months but not more than 45 consecutive months with at least 30 hours of college credit, or

      (ii) graduated on or after June 15, 2007, from high school in more than 41 consecutive months but not more than 46 consecutive months with at least 30 hours of college credit.

  (2) A student who is attending a private or independent institution may not receive a greater state tuition credit in any enrollment period than the amount of institutional aid that is provided by the institution and credited in the same manner, during that enrollment period.

  (3) State credits may not be used for continuing education classes that do not receive formula funding.

(c) Form of Award--Exemption or Reimbursement.

  (1) If applications are processed and announced in time, institutions should exempt recipients from the payment of relevant charges and then request reimbursement from the Board.

  (2) If applications are processed and/or announced too late for the student to be exempted from such payments at registration, the student may be required to pay these charges first, and then be reimbursed by the institution when reimbursement funds are received from the Board.


Source Note: The provisions of this §21.956 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 August 16, 2007, 32 TexReg 4977; amended to be effective November 27, 2007, 32 TexReg 8495

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