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RULE §22.22Definitions

In addition to the words and terms defined in Texas Administrative Code 22.1 the following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

  (1) Adjusted gross need--An amount equal to a student's financial need less the amount of his or her Federal Pell Grant and any categorical aid the student might have brought to the institution.

  (2) Exceptional TEG need--An additional amount of TEG funds for which an undergraduate student may qualify on the basis of having an expected family contribution generated through the use of the federal methodology, less than or equal to $1,000.

  (3) First award--The first Tuition Equalization Grant ever awarded to and received by a specific student.

  (4) Forecast--The FORECAST function in Microsoft Excel.

  (5) Private or independent institution--Any college or university defined as a private or independent institution of higher education by Texas Education Code, §61.003.

  (6) Program maximum--The TEG Program award maximum determined by the Board in accordance with Texas Education Code, §61.227 (relating to Payment of Grant; Amount).

  (7) Program or TEG--The Tuition Equalization Grant Program.

  (8) Religious ministry--Roles serving as clergy, religious leaders or similar positions within any sect or religious society, as demonstrated through ordination, licensure to preach, or other mechanisms particular to a given sect or society that are used to identify clergy, religious leaders or such similar positions.

  (9) Subsequent award--A TEG grant received in any academic year other than the year in which an individual received his or her first TEG award.

  (10) TEG need--The basic amount of TEG funds that an eligible student could receive, subject to the limit in Texas Education Code §61.227(c).

  (11) Tuition differential--The difference between the tuition paid at the private or independent institution attended and the tuition the student would have paid to attend a comparable public institution.

Source Note: The provisions of this §22.22 adopted to be effective November 29, 2010, 35 TexReg 10503; amended to be effective February 28, 2012, 37 TexReg 1333; amended to be effective March 4, 2014, 39 TexReg 1366; amended to be effective March 4, 2015, 40 TexReg 925; amended to be effective May 22, 2017, 42 TexReg 2721; amended to be effective August 27, 2018, 43 TexReg 5505; amended to be effective December 5, 2019, 44 TexRe 7381

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