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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 22GRANT AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
SUBCHAPTER KPROVISIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS GRADUATING IN THE TOP 10 PERCENT OF THEIR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS
RULE §22.197Definitions

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

  (1) Accredited High School--A high school that is accredited by the Texas Education Agency or recognized by the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission.

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

  (3) Board staff--The staff of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  (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 of Texas.

  (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

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