85R15338 SRS-F
  By: Clardy, Rodriguez of Bexar H.B. No. 836
  relating to a requirement that certain participating institutions
  under the student loan program administered by the Texas Higher
  Education Coordinating Board provide loan debt information to
  certain students.
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 52, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 52.335 to read as follows:
         Sec. 52.335.  REQUIRED LOAN DEBT DISCLOSURE.  (a)  This
  section applies to a participating higher educational institution
  that enrolls one or more students receiving state financial aid
  administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
         (b)  At least annually a participating higher educational
  institution to which this section applies that receives education
  loan information for a student enrolled at the institution who
  initially enrolled at the institution as a first-time freshman
  student shall provide to that student in an electronic
  communication the following information:
               (1)  an estimate of the total amount of state and
  federal education loans incurred by the student;
               (2)  an estimate of the total payoff amount, or a range
  for that amount, for the amount described by Subdivision (1),
  including principal and interest; and
               (3)  an estimate of the monthly repayment amount that
  the student may incur for the repayment of the amount described by
  Subdivision (1), including principal and interest.
         (c)  A participating higher educational institution is
  required to include in the disclosure only education loan debt
  information regarding the student that the institution:
               (1)  receives or otherwise obtains from the United
  States Department of Education's central database for student aid;
               (2)  may reasonably collect from its own records.
         (d)  The disclosure required under this section must:
               (1)  identify the types of education loans included in
  the institution's estimates; and
               (2)  include:
                     (A)  a statement that the disclosure is not a
  complete and official record of the student's education loan debt,
  together with an explanation regarding why the disclosure may not
  be complete or accurate; and
                     (B)  a statement that the institution's estimates
  are general in nature and are not intended as a guarantee or
         (e)  A participating higher educational institution does not
  incur liability for any representation made under this section.
         (f)  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board shall
  adopt rules for the administration of this section.
         SECTION 2.  Section 52.335, Education Code, as added by this
  Act, applies beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2017.