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  83R26994 E
 
  By: Fletcher H.B. No. 830
 
  Substitute the following for H.B. No. 830:
 
  By:  Branch C.S.H.B. No. 830
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the portion of designated tuition set aside to provide
  student financial assistance at institutions of higher education.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Sections 56.011 and 56.012, Education Code, are
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 56.011.  RESIDENT UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ASSISTANCE.
  (a) The governing board of each institution of higher education
  shall cause to be set aside not less than 20 percent of any amount of
  tuition charged to a resident undergraduate student under Section
  54.0513 in excess of $46 per semester credit hour. The funds set
  aside under this section by an institution shall be used to provide
  financial assistance for resident undergraduate students enrolled
  in the institution.
         (b)  To be eligible for assistance, including the funding of
  a tuition and fee exemption, under this section, a student must
  establish financial need in accordance with rules and procedures
  established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
         (c)  In using funds set aside under this section, priority
  [Priority] shall be given to funding tuition and fee exemptions
  under Section 54.341 for eligible students who qualify for
  exemptions under that section.
         (d)  Any remaining funds available under this section after
  the use of funds required under Subsection (c) shall be used to
  provide financial assistance to eligible students [meet the
  coordinating board definition of financial need and] whose cost for
  tuition and required fees is not met through other non-loan
  financial assistance programs.
         (e) [(c)]  The financial assistance provided under
  Subsection (d) [this section] may include grants, scholarships,
  work-study programs, student loans, and student loan repayment
  assistance.
         Sec. 56.012.  RESIDENT GRADUATE STUDENT ASSISTANCE. (a)
  The governing board of each institution of higher education shall
  cause to be set aside not less than 15 percent of any amount of
  tuition charged to a resident student enrolled in a graduate or
  professional degree program under Section 54.0513 in excess of $46
  per semester credit hour. The funds set aside under this section by
  an institution shall be used to provide financial assistance for
  resident students enrolled in graduate and professional degree
  programs at the institution.
         (b)  To be eligible for assistance, including the funding of
  a tuition and fee exemption, under this section, a student must
  establish financial need in accordance with rules and procedures
  established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
         (c)  In using funds set aside under this section, priority
  [Priority] shall be given to funding tuition and fee exemptions
  under Section 54.341 for eligible students who qualify for
  exemptions under that section.
         (d)  Any remaining funds available under this section after
  the use of funds required under Subsection (c) shall be used to
  provide financial assistance to eligible students [meet the
  coordinating board definition of financial need and] whose cost for
  tuition and required fees is not met through other non-loan
  financial assistance programs.
         (e) [(c)]  The financial assistance provided under
  Subsection (d) [this section] may include grants, scholarships,
  work-study programs, student loans, and student loan repayment
  assistance.
         SECTION 2.  Section 56.014(a), Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  An institution of higher education that sets [is
  required by this subchapter to set] aside a portion of a student's
  tuition payments to provide financial assistance for students
  enrolled in the institution under this subchapter shall provide to
  each student of the institution who pays tuition from which a
  portion is [required to be] set aside for that purpose a notice
  regarding the specific amount that is [required to be] set aside by
  the institution.
         SECTION 3.  Section 56.465(a), Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  The governing board of each institution of higher
  education shall cause to be set aside five percent of the amount of
  the tuition charged to a resident undergraduate student at the
  institution under Section 54.0513 in excess of $46 per semester
  credit hour. The amount of a student's tuition set aside under this
  subsection is not considered a part of the amount, if any, [required
  to be] set aside from that tuition under Section 56.011.
         SECTION 4.  The changes in law made by this Act apply
  beginning with designated tuition set aside by an institution of
  higher education for the 2014 fall semester. Designated tuition
  set aside for a semester or term before the 2014 fall semester is
  governed by the law in effect immediately before the effective date
  of this Act, and the former law is continued in effect for that
  purpose.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect January 1, 2014.