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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 §22.231Hardship Provisions

(a) No student enrolled for fewer than six hours may receive a TEXAS Grant. However, in the event of a hardship or for other good cause, the Program Officer at an eligible institution may allow an otherwise eligible person to receive a TEXAS Grant while enrolled for an equivalent of six to nine semester credit hours or if the student's grade point average or completion rate or number of completed hours falls below the satisfactory academic progress requirements of §22.229 of this title (relating to Satisfactory Academic Progress). Such conditions are not limited to, but include:

  (1) a showing of a severe illness or other debilitating condition that may affect the student's academic performance;

  (2) an indication that the student is responsible for the care of a sick, injured, or needy person and that the student's provision of care may affect his or her academic performance; or

  (3) the requirement of fewer than nine hours to complete one's degree plan.

(b) The Program Officer may grant an extension of the year limits found in §22.230 of this title (relating to Discontinuation of Eligibility or Non-Eligibility) in the event of hardship. Documentation justifying the extension must be kept in the student's files, and the institution must identify students granted extensions and the length of their extensions to the Coordinating Board, so that it may appropriately monitor each student's period of eligibility.

(c) The Program Officer may allow a student to receive his/her first award after more than 16 months have passed since high school graduation if the student and/or the student's family has suffered a hardship that would now make the student rank as one of the institution's neediest. Documentation justifying the exception must be kept in the student's files.

(d) Each institution shall adopt a hardship policy under this section and have the policy available in writing in the financial aid office for public review upon request.


Source Note: The provisions of this §22.231 adopted to be effective November 28, 2005, 30 TexReg 7870; amended to be effective February 21, 2006, 31 TexReg 1032; amended to be effective May 21, 2008, 33 TexReg 3952; amended to be effective February 26, 2013, 38 TexReg 1161; amended to be effective February 26, 2014, 39 TexReg 1143

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