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Texans in Community Colleges

 

Community colleges offer a diverse array of educational opportunities for students at all skill levels and from every corner of Texas. Our students represent the face of Texas today and the face of the Texas of tomorrow, including traditional-age students, those returning for new workforce skills, veterans seeking to reenter the workforce and many more.

Legislative Recommendations:

Adult Basic Education

  • Recommend the state provide sufficient funding for ABE.
  • Recommend the state oversight of ABE be moved from the Texas Education Agency to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Financial Aid

  • Endorse the recommendation of the Sunset Commission to remove all two-year institutions from participation in the B-On-Time loan program and transfer the funding for public two-year institutions to the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant program.
  • Recommend increased flexibility for community college financial aid directors to move funds between state financial aid programs, thereby allowing them to direct funds in the most efficient manner.