Texas Completion Repayment Grant Program

Program Purpose

The Texas Completion Repayment Grant Program is part of the $94.6 million fund established to provide essential emergency support to postsecondary students who have been most significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program continues the ongoing expansion and scaling of supports for Texas students who have some college credit but no credential (SCNC), as well as current students who had or will have their postsecondary education disrupted by the current health pandemic.

This Request for Applications is for eligible applicants that will utilize GEER funded Completion Grants to clear institutional-level outstanding student balances, such as accumulated fees, institutional-level financial holds, or other related arrears of up to $1000 per eligible student. Funds are used by institutions:

  • As a recruiting tool to incentivize students with some college, no credential to return to postsecondary education and complete their certificate or degree programs,
  • As a means to allow students who seek to return to higher education access to transcripts so that reenrollment is possible, and
  • To support the retention and persistence of enrolled students to meet their academic goals and complete certificate and degree programs.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible Applicants are Texas public and private/independent institutions of higher education, as defined in Texas Education Code § 61.003(2)(3)(15)(16).

Important Dates

Dates

Event

November 22, 2021

Grant Announcement

November 30, 2021

Informational Webinar (Attendance Not Required)

December 10, 2021

Last Day for Inquiries to THECB, 11:59 p.m. (CT)

December 17, 2021

Application Deadline, 11:59 p.m. (CT)

January 4, 2022

THECB Announcement of Grant Awards

 

Informational Webinar (Optional)

Representatives from eligible institutions are invited to attend a webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 2:00 p.m. (CT) to learn more about the Texas Completion Repayment Grant Program. Attendance is encouraged but not required to apply. To attend, please use the meeting access link below.

Link to recording

Grant Application Information

Point of Contact

All inquiries and communications concerning this RFA should be directed in writing via email to Dr. Suzanne Morales-Vale at CRI@highered.texas.gov.  No contact shall be made with other THECB personnel regarding this RFA. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the disqualification of an application.