The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter,
shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates
(1) Awarded--Offered to a student.
(2) Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating
(3) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Higher Education,
the Chief Executive Officer of the Board.
(4) Committee--The TEXAS Grant Oversight Committee,
authorized through Texas Education Code, §56.311.
(5) Cost of attendance--A Board-approved estimate of
the expenses incurred by a typical financial aid 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).
(6) 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 four years or less to complete.
(7) Degree or certificate program of 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.
(8) Enrolled on at least a three-quarter basis--Enrolled
for the equivalent of nine semester credit hours in a regular semester.
(9) Entering undergraduate--A student enrolled in the
first 30 semester credit hours or their equivalent, excluding hours
taken during dual enrollment in high school and courses for which
the student received credit through examination.
(10) 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
(11) 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.
(12) General Academic Teaching Institution--As the
term is defined in Texas Education Code, §61.003.
(13) Honorably discharged--Released from active duty
military service with an Honorable Discharge, General Discharge under
Honorable Conditions, or Honorable Separation or Release from Active
Duty, as documented by the Certificate of Release or Discharge from
Active Duty (DD214) issued by the Department of Defense.
(14) Initial year award--The grant award made in the
student's first year in the TEXAS Grant program, typically made up
of a fall and spring disbursement.
(15) Institution of Higher Education or Institution--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(8).
(16) Period of enrollment--The term or terms within
the current state fiscal year (September 1 - August 31) for which
the student was enrolled in an approved institution and met all the
eligibility requirements for an award through this program.
(17) Private or Independent Institution of Higher Education--Any
college or university defined as a private or independent institution
of higher education by Texas Education Code, §61.003(15).
(18) Priority Model--The academic requirements for
persons who graduate from high school on or after May 1, 2013 and
attend a general academic teaching institution in fall 2013 or later,
given in §22.228(b)(5) of this title (relating to Eligible Students).
(19) 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.
(20) Recommended or advanced high school programs--The
curriculum specified in the Texas Education Code, §28.025, and
the rules promulgated there under by the State Board of Education.
(21) Required fees--A mandatory fee (required by statute)
or discretionary fee (authorized by statute, imposed by the governing
board of an institution) that an institution charges to a student
as a condition of enrollment at the institution or in a specific course.
(22) 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
(23) Tuition--Statutory tuition, designated and/or
|Source Note: The provisions of this §22.226 adopted to be effective August 16, 2004, 29 TexReg 7988; amended to be effective November 28, 2005, 30 TexReg 7869; amended to be effective May 21, 2008, 33 TexReg 3952; amended to be effective May 26, 2010, 35 TexReg 4159; amended to be effective February 28, 2012, 37 TexReg 1335; amended to be effective February 26, 2013, 38 TexReg 1161