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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 22GRANT AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
SUBCHAPTER JTEXAS CAREER OPPORTUNITY GRANT PROGRAM
RULE §22.182Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

  (1) Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  (2) Career School or College--A school or college identified by the Texas Workforce Commission as meeting the requirements set out in the Texas Education Code, Title 3, Chapter 132, §132.001(1).

  (3) Commission--The Texas Workforce Commission.

  (4) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Higher Education, the Chief Executive Officer of the Board.

  (5) Cost of Attendance--An estimate of the expenses incurred by a typical financial aid student in attending a particular eligible institution approved by Board staff. It includes direct educational costs (tuition, fees, books, and supplies) as well as indirect costs (room and board, transportation, and personal expenses).

  (6) Covered Person--Any of the following individuals:

    (A) A veteran.

    (B) The spouse of any of the following individuals:

      (i) Any veteran who died of a service-connected disability.

      (ii) Any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who, at the time of application for assistance under this section, is listed, pursuant to the United States Code, §556 of Title 37, and regulations issued thereunder, by the Secretary concerned in one of more of the following categories and has been so listed for a total of more than 90 days: missing in action, captured in the line of duty by a hostile force, or forcibly detained or interned in the line of duty by a foreign government or power.

      (iii) Any veteran who has a total disability resulting from a service-connected disability.

      (iv) Any veteran who died while a disability so evaluated was in existence.

  (7) Discharge or Release--

    (A) Retirement from the active military, naval, or air service; or

    (B) The satisfactory completion of the period of active military, naval, or air service for which a person was obligated at the time of entry into such service in the case of a person who, due to enlistment or reenlistment, was not awarded a discharge or release from such period of service at the time of such completion thereof and who, at such time, would otherwise have been eligible for a discharge or release under conditions other than dishonorable.

  (8) 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 methodology.

  (9) Financial Need--The cost of attendance at a particular eligible institution less the expected family contribution. The cost of attendance and family contribution are to be determined in accordance with Board staff guidelines.

  (10) Full-time Enrollment--

    (A) At least 12 semester hours or 12 quarter hours per academic term in an educational program using a semester, trimester, or quarter system;

    (B) At least 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours per academic year for an educational program using credit hours but not using a semester, trimester, or quarter system, or the prorated equivalent for a program of less than one academic year;

    (C) At least 24 clock hours per week for an educational program using clock hours;

    (D) A series of courses or seminars equaling at least 12 semester or quarter hours over a maximum of 18 weeks;

    (E) For a program that measures credit hours and uses nonstandard terms, the number of weeks of instruction in the term divided by the number of weeks of instruction in the academic year, multiplied by the number of credit hours in the academic year.

  (11) Half-time Enrollment--Half of the minimum enrollment levels for Full-time Enrollment.

  (12) Non-Service-Connected--With respect to a veteran's disability or death, such disability that was not incurred or aggravated, or that resulted in death, while serving in the line of duty in the active military, naval, or air service.

  (13) Program Officer--The individual named by each participating eligible 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.

  (14) Qualified Education Program--A program identified by the Texas Workforce Commission as delivered by an eligible institution; results in a certificate or degree; is at least 30 weeks in length and meets or exceeds 24 semester credit hours, 36 quarter credit hours, or 900 clock hours; and delivers occupational training associated with an occupation included on the Statewide Occupations List compiled by the Texas Workforce Commission.

  (15) 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 of Texas.

  (16) Service-Connected--With respect to a veteran's disability or death, such disability that was incurred or aggravated, or that resulted in death, while serving in the line of duty in the active military, naval, or air service.

  (17) State Fiscal Year--A 12-month period beginning September 1 and ending August 31, for which state funding for the TCOG Program grant is appropriated.

  (18) Tuition and Required Fees--Charges that an institution assesses a student as a condition of enrollment at the institution or in a specific course.

  (19) Veteran--A person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.


Source Note: The provisions of this §22.182 adopted to be effective May 26, 2010, 35 TexReg 4157; amended to be effective February 28, 2012, 37 TexReg 1335

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