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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 22GRANT AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
SUBCHAPTER BPROVISIONS FOR THE TUITION EQUALIZATION GRANT PROGRAM
RULE §22.22Definitions

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

  (1) 2006 Revised TEG Program--The TEG program as authorized in statute as amended by the 79th Texas State Legislature in 2005 and which applies to students who are awarded their initial TEG on or after September 1, 2005.

  (2) Academic year--A twelve-month period designated by an eligible institution as its financial aid award year.

  (3) Adjusted gross need--An amount equal to a student's gross need less the amount of his or her Federal Pell Grant and any categorical aid the student might have brought to the institution.

  (4) Awarded--Offered to a student.

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

  (6) Categorical aid--Aid other than veterans benefits that the institution does not award to the student, but that the student brings to the school from a third party.

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

  (8) Continuation award--A TEG grant received in any academic year other than the year in which an individual received his or her initial TEG award.

  (9) 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).

  (10) Degree or certificate program of four years or less--A baccalaureate degree or certificate program other than in architecture, engineering or any other program determined by the Board to require more than four years to complete.

  (11) Degree or certificate program more than four years--A baccalaureate degree or certificate program in architecture, engineering or any other program determined by the Board to require more than four years to complete.

  (12) Exceptional financial need--The need an undergraduate student has if his or her expected family contribution is less than or equal to $1000.

  (13) Enrollment on at least a half-time basis--For undergraduate students, enrolled for the equivalent of six or more semester credit hours per regular semester. For graduate students, enrolled for the equivalent of 4.5 or more semester credit hours per regular semester or enrolled for 50 percent of the normal full-time load of the student's program of study.

  (14) Enrollment on at least a three-fourths or three-quarters basis--For undergraduate students, enrolled for the equivalent of nine or more semester credit hours per regular semester. For graduate students, enrolled for the equivalent of six or more semester credit hours per regular semester or enrolled for 75 percent of the normal full-time load of the student's program of study.

  (15) Exceptional TEG need--An additional amount of TEG funds for which an undergraduate student may qualify on the basis of having an expected family contribution generated through the use of the federal methodology, less than or equal to the amount specified by the Board in accordance with Texas Education Code §61.227(e).

  (16) 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.

  (17) Full-time enrollment--For undergraduate students, enrollment for the equivalent of twelve or more semester credit hours per regular semester or term. For graduate students, enrollment for the equivalent of nine or more semester credit hours per regular semester or term or the normal full-time load of the student's program of study.

  (18) 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.

  (19) Graduate student--A student who has been awarded a baccalaureate degree and is enrolled in coursework leading to a graduate or professional degree.

  (20) Gross need--An amount equal to a student's cost of attendance less expected family contribution generated through the use of the federal methodology.

  (21) Initial TEG or initial award--The first Tuition Equalization Grant ever awarded to a specific student.

  (22) Original TEG Program--The TEG program as authorized by statute prior to amendments adopted by the 79th Texas State Legislature in 2005 and which applies to students who were awarded their initial TEG prior to September 1, 2005, including students awarded their initial TEG prior to September 1, 2005 for the 2005-2006 academic year.

  (23) Period of enrollment--The semesters or terms within an academic year for which the student was enrolled in an approved institution and met all the eligibility requirements for an award through this program.

  (24) Private or independent institution--Any college or university defined as a private or independent institution of higher education by Texas Education Code, §61.003.

  (25) Program or TEG--The Tuition Equalization Grant Program.

  (26) Program maximum--The TEG Program award maximum determined by the Board in accordance with Texas Education Code, §61.227 (relating to Payment of Grant; Amount).

  (27) 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 the selection of recipients, 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.

  (28) Regular semester--A fall or spring semester, typically of 16 weeks duration.

  (29) Residency Core Questions--A set of questions developed by the Coordinating Board to be used to determine a student's eligibility for classification as a resident of Texas, available for downloading through the Coordinating Board's website and incorporated into the ApplyTexas application for admission.

  (30) 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.

  (31) TEG need--The basic amount of TEG funds that an eligible student could receive, subject to the limit in Texas Education Code §61.227(c).

  (32) Total TEG need--The total amount of TEG funds that eligible students at an approved institution could receive if the program were fully funded.

  (33) Tuition differential--The difference between the tuition paid at the private or independent institution attended and the tuition the student would have paid to attend a comparable public institution.

  (34) Undergraduate student--An individual who has not yet received a baccalaureate degree.


Source Note: The provisions of this §22.22 adopted to be effective November 29, 2010, 35 TexReg 10503; amended to be effective February 28, 2012, 37 TexReg 1333; amended to be effective March 4, 2014, 39 TexReg 1366

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