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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 22STUDENT FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS
SUBCHAPTER BPROVISIONS FOR THE TUITION EQUALIZATION GRANT PROGRAM
RULE §22.23Eligible Institutions

(a) Eligibility.

  (1) Any private or independent institution of higher education, or a branch campus of a private or independent institution of higher education located in Texas and accredited on its own or with its main campus institution by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, other than theological or religious seminaries, is eligible to participate in the TEG Program.

  (2) No participating institution may, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability exclude an individual from participation in, or deny the benefits of the program described in this subchapter.

  (3) Each participating institution must follow the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI (Public Law 88-352) in avoiding discrimination in admissions or employment.

  (4) A private or independent institution of higher education that previously qualified under paragraph (1) of this subsection but no longer holds the same accreditation as public institutions of higher education may temporarily participate in the TEG Program if it is:

    (A) accredited by an accreditor recognized by the Board;

    (B) actively working toward the same accreditation as public institutions of higher education;

    (C) participating in the federal financial aid program under 20 United States Code (U.S.C.) §1070a; and

    (D) a "part B institution" as defined by 20 U.S.C. §1061(2) and listed in 34 Code of Federal Regulations §608.2.

  (5) The Board may grant temporary approval to participate in the TEG program to an institution described under paragraph (4) of this subsection for a period of two years. The Board may renew that approval for a given institution twice for a period of two years.

  (6) A private or independent institution of higher education that previously qualified under paragraph (1) of this subsection but no longer holds the same accreditation as public institutions of higher education may participate in the TEG Program if it is:

    (A) accredited by an accreditor recognized by the Board in accordance with Texas Administrative Code, §7.6;

    (B) a work college, as that term is defined by 20 U.S.C. Section 1087-58; and

    (C) participating in the federal financial aid program under 20 U.S.C. §1070(a).

(b) Approval.

  (1) Agreement. Each approved institution must enter into an agreement with the Board, prior to being approved to participate in the program, the terms of which shall be prescribed by the Commissioner or his/her designee.

  (2) Intent to Participate. An eligible institution interested in participating in the Program must indicate this intent by June 1 of each odd-numbered year in order for qualified students enrolled in that institution to be eligible to receive grants in the following fiscal biennium.

(c) Responsibilities. Participating institutions are required to abide by the General Provisions outlined in Chapter 22, Subchapter A of this title (relating to General Provisions).


Source Note: The provisions of this §22.23 adopted to be effective November 29, 2010, 35 TexReg 10503; amended to be effective November 20, 2013, 38 TexReg 8199; 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 30, 2017, 42 TexReg 4302; amended to be effective December 5, 2019, 44 TexRe 7381

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