The Financial Aid Advisory Committee is created to provide the Board with advice and recommendations regarding the development, implementation, and evaluation of state financial aid programs for college students. In this capacity, it is also to assist staff in the development of training materials for use by the Center for Financial Aid Information and others in informing students, parents, secondary education counselors, college personnel, members of appropriate community-based organizations, and others about financial aid opportunities for Texas students, including eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for financial aid. (Texas Education Code Sec. 61.0776). In addition, the committee reviews state financial aid program policies and procedures; reviews the collection, use, and reporting of data; and identifies areas of research for consideration. (Texas Administrative Rules governing this committee can be found by visiting FAAC Administrative Rules.)
Original Charge: June 1999
Current Status: Standing, statutory
Meeting Schedule: Meets quarterly or as called by Chair.
Membership: FAAC Members
FAAC consists of financial aid practitioners, public school counselors, and other persons employed in the non-profit sector in roles with responsibility for advising students regarding financial aid. Student representatives and a representative of the Texas Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA) also serve as non-voting members. The Coordinating Board appoints members of the Advisory Committee, who serve for staggered three-year terms.
Agendas and Meeting Summaries: Agendas are posted with the Texas Register. Meeting summaries are posted after FAAC approval.
Financial Aid Advisory Committee Meeting schedule for 2017 (PDF)
Meeting Summary Notes
For further information, contact:
Charles W. Puls Ed.D.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Student Financial Aid Programs
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P. O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711