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Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG)

When: 10/14/2016 09:30 AM-04:30 PM
Where: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1200 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX - Lonestar Room

Purpose: In proposing negotiated rulemaking for the Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG), several factors were considered. First, there is a need to base TEG allocations on certified data, in line with other state financial aid allocation processes. (The current TEG Need Survey does not go through a certification process.) Second, the current TEG Need Survey reflects a moment in time during the fall semester, and thus cannot be reconciled against other student details received by the agency. This prevents the agency from performing data verification activities. Third, the agency is seeking to reduce the reporting burden on institutions through the elimination of duplicative reporting activities. Given the overlap of data between the TEG Need Survey and the Financial Aid Database (FADS), there is an opportunity to reduce reporting requirements. Furthermore, additional data elements are being added to the FY 2018 FADS, which will be available for use in allocation processes. (While the FADS revision activities are occurring independent of the TEG negotiated rulemaking activities, there is an opportunity to incorporate data needed for TEG allocations into the FADS revisions.) Finally, as with all allocation activities, the agency seeks to promote a balanced effort between the complexity of any allocation process and the equitable outcome of the methodology.

Modifications to the TEG allocation process will require rule adoption. Texas Education Code, Section 61.0331 directs the THECB to employ the negotiated rulemaking process described in Chapter 2008 of the Texas Government Code when adopting rules relating to financial aid allocation methodologies.

Status: Rules adopted at January 26, 2017 Board Meeting; committee disbanded.

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Proposed Rule Published in Texas Register
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