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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 22GRANT AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
SUBCHAPTER LTOWARD EXCELLENCE, ACCESS, AND SUCCESS (TEXAS) GRANT PROGRAM
RULE §22.230Discontinuation of Eligibility or Non-Eligibility

(a) For recipients who received a TEXAS Grant prior to Fall 2005 or were awarded an initial year TEXAS Grant for the 2005-2006 academic year prior to September 1, 2005:

  (1) Unless granted a hardship postponement in accordance with §22.231 of this title (relating to Hardship Provisions), a student's eligibility for a TEXAS Grant ends six years from the start of the semester or term in which the student received his or her first disbursement of an initial TEXAS Grant award, if the student's eligibility for a TEXAS Grant was based on the completion of the Recommended or Advanced High School Program or its equivalent in high school.

  (2) Unless granted a hardship postponement in accordance with §22.231 of this title, a student's eligibility ends four years from the date of the semester or term in which the student received his or her first disbursement of an initial TEXAS Grant award if the student's eligibility was based on receiving an associate's degree.

(b) For recipients who were awarded an initial year award through the TEXAS Grant program for the 2005-2006 academic year on or after September 1, 2005, or for a subsequent academic year:

  (1) Unless granted a hardship postponement in accordance with §22.231 of this title, a student's eligibility for a TEXAS Grant ends:

    (A) five years from the start of the semester or term in which the student received his or her first disbursement of an initial TEXAS Grant award, if the student's eligibility for a TEXAS Grant was based on the completion of the Recommended or Advanced or Foundation High School Program or its equivalent in high school and the student is enrolled in a degree or certificate program of four years or less;

    (B) six years from the start of the semester or term in which the student received his or her first disbursement of an initial TEXAS Grant award, if the student's eligibility for a TEXAS Grant was based on the completion of the Recommended or Advanced or Foundation High School Program or its equivalent in high school and the student is enrolled in a degree or certificate program of more than four years.

  (2) Unless granted a hardship postponement in accordance with §22.231 of this title, a student whose eligibility was based on receiving an associate's degree loses eligibility:

    (A) three years from the date of the semester or term in which the student received his or her first disbursement of an initial TEXAS Grant award if the student is enrolled in a degree or certificate program of four or fewer years;

    (B) four years from the date of the semester or term in which the student received his or her first disbursement of an initial TEXAS Grant award if the student is enrolled in a degree or certificate program of more than four years.

  (3) Unless granted a hardship extension in accordance with §22.231 of this title, the number of years of eligibility for a transfer student whose initial award eligibility was based on the requirements outlined in §22.228(c)(7)(D) of this title (relating to Eligible Students) will be determined using a formula developed by Board staff with the assistance of the Financial Aid Advisory Committee.

(c) A student's eligibility ends one year from the date of the semester or term in which the student received his or her first disbursement of an initial TEXAS Grant award, if the student's eligibility was based on the expectation that the student would complete the initial award requirements as outlined in §22.228 of this title, but the student failed to do so. However, if such a student later receives an associate's degree and again qualifies for TEXAS Grants, he or she can receive an additional three years of eligibility if enrolled in a degree plan of four years or less, an additional four years if enrolled in a degree plan of greater than four years.

(d) A student who is eligible for a TEXAS Grant based on completion of a required high school curriculum or its equivalent may receive a TEXAS Grant for no more than 150 semester credit hours or the equivalent.

(e) A student who is eligible for a TEXAS Grant based on receiving an associate's degree may receive a TEXAS Grant for no more than 90 semester credit hours.

(f) The number of hours of eligibility granted a transfer student who receives an initial TEXAS Grant based on the requirements outlined in §22.228(c)(7)(D) of this title shall not exceed 150 semester credit hours and will be calculated based on a formula developed by board staff with the assistance of the Financial Aid Advisory Committee.

(g) A person is not eligible to receive an initial or continuation TEXAS Grant if the person has been convicted of a felony or an offense under Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code (Texas Controlled Substances Act), or under the law of any other jurisdiction involving a controlled substance as defined by Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, unless the person has met the other applicable eligibility requirements under this subchapter and has:

  (1) received a certificate of discharge by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or a correctional facility or completed a period of probation ordered by a court, and at least two years have elapsed from the date of the receipt or completion; or

  (2) been pardoned, had the record of the offense expunged from the person's record, or otherwise been released from the resulting ineligibility to receive a TEXAS Grant.

(h) Other than as described in §22.231 of this title (relating to Hardship Provisions), if a person fails to meet any of the requirements for receiving a continuation award as outlined in subsection (b) of this section after completion of any year, the person may not receive a TEXAS Grant until he or she completes courses while not receiving a TEXAS Grant and meets all the requirements of subsection (b) of this section as of the end of that period of enrollment.


Source Note: The provisions of this §22.230 adopted to be effective November 28, 2005, 30 TexReg 7870; amended to be effective February 26, 2014, 39 TexReg 1143

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