Financial Aid Advisory Committee (FAAC) Meeting

When: 03/05/2020 9:30 AM — 3:00 PM
Where: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1200 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX - Board Room

Agenda

  1. Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of Meeting
  2. Consideration of Approval of Minutes from the meeting held on November 21, 2019 – Robert Merino
  3. Recognition of Outgoing Student Representatives – Robert Merino
  4. Update: Prior FAAC Business – Charles Contéro-Puls, Deputy Assistant Commissioner
  5. Presentation: Senate Bill 1474 and Its Impact on New Student Loan Options – Ken Martin, Assistant Commissioner/CFO and Debra Urias, Vice President, Brazos Higher Education Servicing Corp.
  6. Presentation: Department of Education Experimental Sites Initiative; Second Chance Pell – Felipe Leal, Director of Financial Aid, Lee College and Cynthia Martinez, Financial Aid Senior Advisor, Southwest Texas Junior College
  7. Presentation: Department of Education Experimental Sites Initiative; Pell Grants for Students in Dual Enrollment – Don Hilton, Director of Financial Aid, Ranger College
  8. Update: House Bill 3 (FAFSA/TASFA Graduation Requirement) and House Bill 2140 (On-line TASFAA) – Claudette Jenks, Director, College Readiness and Success
  9. Discussion: Proposed Update to Texas Administrative Code Related to TEXAS Grants – Charles Contéro-Puls, Deputy Assistant Commissioner
  10. Discussion: Proposed Update to Texas Administrative Code Related to Adding a Definition of Academic Year – Charles Contéro-Puls
  11. Discussion: Proposed Update to Texas Administrative Code Related to Repealing the Grant Pro-Ration Requirements – Charles Contéro-Puls
  12. Discussion: Proposed Convening of a Negotiated Rule-Making Committee on Texas College Work-Study – Charles Contéro-Puls
  13. Update: TASFA Sub-Committee – Robert Merino, sub-committee Chair
  14. Update: Data Collection Sub-Committee – Samantha Stalnaker, sub-committee Chair
  15. Update: Legislative Recommendations Subcommittee – Shannon Crossland, sub-committee Chair
  16. Update: TASFAA Recommendations and Feedback – Lyn Kinyon, TASFAA President
  17. Update: School District Recommendations and Feedback – Ben Bholan, Arlington ISD
  18. Discussion: Interaction of Priorities Impacting State Financial Aid – Charles Contéro-Puls
  19. Discussion: Priority Deadline (continuing November discussion) – Charles Contéro-Puls
  20. Update: FAAC Nomination Process – Charles Contéro-Puls
  21. Update: Office of Student Financial Aid Programs – Charles Contéro-Puls
  22. Discussion: Topics for Future Meetings – Robert Merino
  23. Adjournment – Robert Merino

Meeting Materials

(YouTube Play Financial Aid Advisory Committee (FAAC) YouTube Video)

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