Webinar on SB 887 Student Debt Letter Implementation

When: 08/28/2018 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Where: Webinar

Meeting Materials

June 4 Webinar with Indiana University
Senate Bill 887, 85th Regular Legislature
Rules for Senate Bill 887, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 21, Subchapter C, Sections 21.45-21.49
Texas Student Debt Letter Draft Template [PDF]
Decoding the Cost of College: The Case for Transparent Financial Aid Award Letters
uAspire Debt Letter Presentation
SHSU Debt Letter Presentation

Event Narrative

THECB has scheduled a webinar with uAspire and Sam Houston State University to assist institutions with implementation of Senate Bill (SB) 887. This webinar will provide guidance on how to effectively communicate information presented in student debt letters required by SB 887. Staff from uAspire will present research co-conducted with the New America Foundation examining the accessibility and the transparency of financial aid award letters. Even though the SB 887 is not an award letter, we believe the findings in this New America and uAspire report can lend important insights into how institutions can communicate debt information to students. Sam Houston State University staff will share the process they developed to create a student-centered debt letter.

If you have any questions in anticipation of this event, please send them before or during the webinar to Holly.Kosiewicz@thecb.state.tx.us. Our speakers will address your questions in the Q&A after their presentation. This webinar will be webcast; the video link will be available on THECB’s home page the morning of August 28.