The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter,
shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates
(1) Accredited High School--A high school that is accredited
by the Texas Education Agency or recognized by the Texas Private School
(2) Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating
(3) Board staff--The staff of the Texas Higher Education
(4) Cost of attendance--A Board staff-approved estimate
of the expenses incurred by a typical student in attending a particular
college. It includes direct educational costs (tuition, fees, books,
and supplies) as well as indirect costs (room and board, transportation,
and personal expenses).
(5) Expected Family Contribution (EFC)--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.
(6) Financial need--For this program, financial need
is determined to exist if the cost of attendance less the expected
family contribution less the Pell Grant eligibility amount is greater
than zero. The cost of attendance and family contribution are to be
determined in accordance with Board guidelines.
(7) Full-time enrollment--Enrollment of at least 12
semester credit hours.
(8) Institution of Higher Education--Any public technical
institute, public junior college, public senior college or university,
medical or dental unit or other agency of higher education as defined
in Texas Education Code, §61.003(6).
(9) Pell Grant--Educational federal grant program sponsored
by the U.S. Department of Education. Grants are awarded based on a
"financial need" formula determined by the U.S. Congress using criteria
submitted through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
(10) 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.
(11) Recommended or Distinguished Achievement High
School Program--The high school college preparatory curriculum required
under Texas Education Code §28.025(a).
(12) 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 eligible to pay resident tuition rates are not residents
(13) Scholarship--An award of gift aid that does not
have to be repaid by the student or earned through service or performance.
(14) Shortage fields--Workforce fields where there
are a shortage of qualified workers as determined by the Commissioner
of Higher Education.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §22.197 adopted to be effective March 2, 2009, 34 TexReg 1431; amended to be effective February 28, 2012, 37 TexReg 1335; amended to be effective May 29, 2012, 37 TexReg 3807