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August, 2018

201828aug10:00 am11:30 amWebinar on SB 887 Student Debt Letter Implementation10:00 am - 11:30 am Event Type:Webinar

Event Details

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.



(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 11:30 am



Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1200 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX - Webinar


Gun Notice

Texas Penal Code Section 46.035(c) states: “A license holder commits an offense if the license holder intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries a handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, regardless of whether the handgun is concealed or carried in a shoulder or belt holster, in the room or rooms where a meeting of a governmental entity is held and if the meeting is an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code, and the entity provided notice as required by that chapter.” Thus, no person can carry a handgun and enter the room or rooms where a meeting of the THECB is held if the meeting is an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code.

Please Note that this governmental meeting is, in the opinion of counsel representing THECB, an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code and THECB is providing notice of this meeting as required by Chapter 551. In addition, please note that the written communication required by Texas Penal Code Sections 30.06 and 30.07, prohibiting both concealed and open carry of handguns by Government Code Chapter 411 licensees, will be posted at the entrances to this governmental meeting

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