The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) defines dual credit as a system under which an eligible high school student enrolls in college course(s) and receives credit for the course(s) from both the college and high school.
Texas law authorizes persons classified as Texas residents to pay in-state tuition, a rate of tuition that is generally three times lower than for those classified as nonresidents. In addition, Texas residents may receive state financial aid if they meet the eligibility requirements of the program.
The mission of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is to provide leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system and to promote access, affordability, quality, success, and cost efficiency through 60x30TX, resulting in a globally competitive workforce that positions Texas as an international leader.
The Texas Regional Alignment Networks (formerly Pathways) strive to boost student success through innovative and collaborative efforts between public school districts and higher education partners within different regions of Texas.
This brief aims to clarify the important differences between the terms certificate and certification. Mistakenly, these two terms often are used interchangeably across higher education, K-12, and workforce sectors.