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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 §22.26Award Amounts and Uses

(a) Funding. Funds awarded through this program may not exceed the amount appropriated by the Legislature for that purpose.

(b) Award Amount.

  (1) Each academic year, no TEG award shall exceed the least of:

    (A) the student's financial need;

    (B) the student's tuition differential; or

    (C) the program maximum.

  (2) A grant to a part-time student whose initial TEG was awarded prior to September 1, 2005 or to any student enrolled for a limited number of hours due to imminent graduation or to a student with limited need shall be made on a pro rata basis of a full-time award in keeping with subsection (g) of this section.

(c) Exceptional Need Award for Undergraduate Students. An undergraduate student who has exceptional financial need may receive a grant in an amount not to exceed 150 percent of the program maximum.

(d) Uses. No grant disbursed to a student may be used for any purpose other than for meeting the cost of attending an approved institution.

(e) Term or Semester Disbursement Limit. The amount of any disbursement in a single term or semester may not exceed the student's financial need or tuition differential for that term or semester or the program maximum for the academic year, whichever is the least.

(f) Over Awards. If, at a time after the award has been offered by the institution and accepted by the student, the student receives assistance that was not taken into account in the institution's estimate of the student's financial need, so that the resulting sum of assistance exceeds the student's financial need, the institution is not required to adjust the award under this program unless the sum of the excess resources is greater than $300.

(g) Prorated Awards.

  (1) Awards to undergraduate students enrolling in fewer than the required number of hours in a given semester due to fewer hours needed for graduation shall be prorated based on the following schedule:

    (A) If enrolled for the equivalent of 9 or more hours in a regular semester or 75% or more of the normal full-time enrollment of the undergraduate student's program of study--100% of the maximum award;

    (B) If enrolled for the equivalent of 6-8 hours in a regular semester--50% of the maximum award; and

    (C) If enrolled for the equivalent of fewer than 6 hours in a regular semester--25% of the maximum award.

  (2) Awards to graduate students enrolling in fewer than the required number of hours in a given semester due to fewer hours needed for graduation shall be prorated based on the following schedule:

    (A) If enrolled for the equivalent of 7 or more hours in a regular semester or 75% or more of the normal full-time enrollment of the graduate student's program of study--100% of the maximum award;

    (B) If enrolled for the equivalent of 5-6 hours in a regular semester or 50 percent of the normal full-time enrollment of the student's program of study--50% of the maximum award; and

    (C) If enrolled for fewer than 5 hours in a regular semester or less than 50 percent of the normal full-time enrollment of the student's program of study--25% of the maximum award.

  (3) At institutions with regular semesters, awards to a 2006 Revised TEG Program student who is enrolled for a limited number of hours due to a hardship as referred to in §22.24(e) of this title (relating to Provisions that Apply Only to 2006 Revised TEG Program Students) shall be made on a pro rata basis of a full-time award in keeping with subsection (g) of this section.


Source Note: The provisions of this §22.26 adopted to be effective November 29, 2010, 35 TexReg 10503; amended to be effective June 2, 2014, 39 TexReg 4243

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