The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter,
shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates
(1) Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating
(2) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Higher Education,
the Chief Executive Officer of the Board.
(3) Cost of attendance--A Board-approved estimate of
the expenses incurred by a typical financial aid student in attending
a particular college or university. It includes direct educational
costs (tuition, fees, books, and supplies) as well as indirect costs
(room and board, transportation, and personal expenses).
(4) Expected family contribution--The amount of discretionary
income that should be available to a student from his or her resources
and that of his or her family, as determined following the federal
(5) Financial need--The cost of attendance at a particular
public or private institution of higher education less the expected
family contribution. The cost of attendance and family contribution
are to be determined in accordance with Board guidelines. Federal
and state veterans' educational and special combat pay benefits are
not to be considered in determining a student's financial need.
(6) Half-time student--For undergraduates, enrollment
for the equivalent of six or more semester credit hours. For graduate
students, enrollment for the equivalent of 4.5 or more semester credit
(7) Professional nursing student--A student enrolled
in an eligible public, private or independent institution of higher
education in a course of study leading to an initial or an advanced
degree in professional nursing.
(8) Program Officer--The individual named by each participating
institution's chief executive officer to serve as agent for the Board.
The Program Officer has primary responsibility for all ministerial
acts required by the program, including maintenance of all records
and preparation and submission of reports reflecting program transactions.
Unless otherwise indicated by the administration, the director of
student financial aid shall serve as Program Officer.
(9) Resident of Texas--A resident of the State of Texas
as determined in accordance with Chapter 21, Subchapter B of this
title (relating to Determination of Resident Status). Nonresident
students who are eligible to pay resident tuition rates are not residents
(10) Rural--Located in a non-metropolitan area as defined
by the United States Census Bureau in its most recent census.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §22.122 adopted to be effective August 16, 2004, 29 TexReg 7985; amended to be effective May 21, 2008, 33 TexReg 3950; amended to be effective May 26, 2010, 35 TexReg 4156; amended to be effective February 28, 2012, 37 TexReg 1334