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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 4RULES APPLYING TO ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN TEXAS
SUBCHAPTER MNOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION TEXTBOOKS THROUGH MULTIPLE RETAILERS
RULE §4.218Notification Procedures

(a) Each institution of higher education shall provide written notice regarding the availability of textbooks:

  (1) to each student of the institution during the week preceding each fall and spring semester;

  (2) to each student enrolled at the institution in a semester or summer term during the first three weeks of the semester or the first week of the summer term, as applicable; and

  (3) to students or prospective students of the institution attending an orientation conducted by or for the institution.

(b) The notice shall be provided in a hard-copy or electronic format in a manner that ensures that the notice is reasonably likely to come to the attention of a student receiving the notice. For current students of an institution, an e-mail sent to the student's designated e-mail address, or institutional e-mail account if another is not designated, shall be sufficient, as shall a hard copy mailed to the student's physical address. For students or prospective students attending an orientation, either an e-mail to their designated e-mail address or a hard copy provided directly to the students shall be sufficient.

(c) The notice must contain the following statement: "A student of this institution is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from a university-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer."


Source Note: The provisions of this §4.218 adopted to be effective August 26, 2009, 34 TexReg 5676

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