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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 22STUDENT FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS
SUBCHAPTER AGENERAL PROVISIONS
RULE §22.2Timely Distribution of Funds

All institutions participating in the financial aid programs outlined in Chapter 22 shall follow the guidelines for the timely distribution of funds, as outlined within paragraph (1) - (4) of this section:

  (1) Timely Disbursement. Institutions shall disburse state student financial aid funding, excepting work-study, to a student recipient's account no later than three business days after receiving the funds. Undisbursed funds must be returned to the Board no later than six business days after the receipt of funds. Gift aid funds for which a student is no longer eligible may be disbursed to a different eligible student for whom funds have not yet been requested in order to meet the timely disbursement requirement.

  (2) Timely Determination of Ineligibility. For state student financial aid funding already disbursed to a student, except work study, institutions shall return funds to the Board within 45 calendar days of a student becoming ineligible for the funding. Gift aid funds for which a student has been determined ineligible may be disbursed to a different eligible student for whom funds have not yet been requested in order to meet the timely determination of ineligibility requirement. In all cases, an institution must provide notification to the Board regarding the change in student eligibility, as appropriate for the particular student financial aid program.

  (3) Timely Cancellation. For state student financial aid funds already disbursed to a student, institutions may return funds to the Board within 120 calendar days of disbursement in situations where a student has notified the institution of his or her decision to cancel the financial aid. Gift aid funds for which a student has made the decision to cancel may be disbursed to a different eligible student for whom funds have not yet been requested in order to meet the timely cancellation requirement. In all cases, an institution must provide notification to the Board regarding the student's decision to cancel financial aid, as appropriate for the particular student financial aid program.

  (4) Texas College Work-Study. Funds for the Texas College Work-Study program are provided to institutions as a lump sum at the start of each fiscal year and are subject to the reallocation guidelines outlined in §21.407 of the Texas Administrative Code.


Source Note: The provisions of this §22.2 adopted to be effective May 22, 2017, 42 TexReg 2719

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