Student Consumer Information

In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), following are general consumer information subject areas that must be made available to all students at Texarkana College.

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”

This commemoration had its origin in 1940, when Congress passed a joint resolution authorizing and requesting the President to issue annually a proclamation setting aside the third Sunday in May for the public recognition of all who had attained the status of American citizenship.  The designation for this day was “I Am An American Day.”

In 1952 Congress repealed this joint resolution and passed a new law moving the date to September 17 to commemorate “the formation and signing, on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution of the United States.” The day was still designated as “Citizenship Day” and retained its original purpose of recognizing all those who had attained American citizenship. This law urged civil and educational authorities of states, counties, cities and towns to make plans for the proper observance of the day and “for the complete instruction of citizens in their responsibilities and opportunities as citizens of the United States and of the State and locality in which they reside.”

Learn more from the Library of Congress and the National Archives.

Agency
Texarkana College

Services Offered
Texarkana College is a 2-year community college offering traditional academics, occupational & technical programs, workforce development & community services in the far Northeast corner of Texas.

Customer Service Principles and Goals
As a publicly-supported two-year community college, Texarkana College is Dedicated to serving the educational needs of diverse individuals, businesses and the community through Relevant programs and services that are high quality, affordable and accessible. These programs are offered in an Environment of Excellence supported by a highly qualified, engaged and informed faculty and staff committed to promoting and increasing student Achievement and success in the development of knowledge and skills necessary for a rapidly changing world. Measurable student learning and institutional outcomes provide a culture of continuous improvement and data-driven decision making. In fulfillment of this mission, Texarkana College prepares individuals for Success in life and HOPE for a better tomorrow.

Core Beliefs
Student success and completion are our highest priorities.

Excellence in financial management, facilities/ground, and safe and secure learning environments is non-negotiable.

Community trust and support are critical to the College’s success.

Texarkana College is the economic engine of our area, and workforce and academic programs provide a high return on investment for our students and our community.

Recruitment and retention of first-class human resources are paramount to student success.

Contacts
Texarkana College pledges to all Texans to do its best for the people of Texas and we want to make it easy to reach us for information or to express concerns.

Website: www.texarkanacollege.edu
Faculty & Staff Directory: www.texarkanacollege.edu/faculty-and-staff

Welcome Center phone: (903) 823-3456 (Available Monday – Thursday 8a -5p, Friday 8a -4p)
The Welcome Center is located in the lobby of the Carl M. Nelson Administration building.

Complaint Procedure
Students are encouraged to resolve complaints with the faculty or staff member involved.  If the student is not satisfied with the faculty or staff member’s decision a formal procedure is available.  Forms are available in the forms library.

YearRate
2012Official 3 Year Cohort0.0%*
2013Official 3 Year Cohort31.2%
2014Official 3 Year Cohort20.1%
2015Official 3 Year Cohort21.0%
2016Official 3 Year Cohort23.8%
2017Official 3 Year Cohort19.8%

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”

This commemoration had its origin in 1940, when Congress passed a joint resolution authorizing and requesting the President to issue annually a proclamation setting aside the third Sunday in May for the public recognition of all who had attained the status of American citizenship.  The designation for this day was “I Am An American Day.”

In 1952 Congress repealed this joint resolution and passed a new law moving the date to September 17 to commemorate “the formation and signing, on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution of the United States.” The day was still designated as “Citizenship Day” and retained its original purpose of recognizing all those who had attained American citizenship. This law urged civil and educational authorities of states, counties, cities and towns to make plans for the proper observance of the day and “for the complete instruction of citizens in their responsibilities and opportunities as citizens of the United States and of the State and locality in which they reside.”

Learn more from the Library of Congress and the National Archives

Students must maintain current contact information. To update your mailing address, phone number personal email address or other personal information visit the Office of Enrollment Management in the Administration Building.

Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers

  • When a student who has borrowed student loans graduates, transfers, sits out a semester other than summer, or drops below half-time (6 credit hours), they must complete the online Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers at https://studentloans.gov. The online counseling will provide comprehensive information on repayment options, repayment plans, loan deferments, loan forbearances, and debt management strategies.
  • Not completing exit counseling requirements would mean you would not have critical information in the management and repayment of your federal educational loans. For this reason, students required to complete exit counseling will have a transcript hold placed on their account until this requirement is completed.
  • Texarkana College will be notified via electronic file of a student’s completion of exit counseling, and we will remove any transcript holds at that time.

Senate Bill 1304, passed by the 81st Texas Legislature, directs institutions of higher education to provide notices to students (Texas Education Code, Section  56.014) Notice to Students Regarding Tuition Set Aside for Financial Assistance) who pay designated tuition of the amount of the tuition that is set aside for financial assistance.  Therefore, Texarkana College is required by law (Texas Education Code, Section 56.033 (3)) to set aside a certain portion of a student’s tuition for financial assistance programs.

Community colleges are required to set aside at least:

  • 6 percent out of each resident student’s hourly tuition charge excluding out-of-district charges. This set aside applies to resident students taking academic and career and technical education courses.
  • $1.50 out of each non-resident student’s hourly charge for academic courses.

Notifications are sent to students via e-mail.

The set aside does not affect your student financial aid and it does not guarantee that you will personally receive financial assistance. The financial assistance that you receive is determined by the information you provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

Example of the Financial Assistance Programs funded from tuition set-asides are:

Grants

IN-DISTRICTSet AsideSet AsideSet Aside
HoursTuitionResident studentsWorkforce Non-ResidentAcademic Non-Resident
1$54$3.24$3.24$1.50
2$108$6.48$6.48$3.00
3$162$9.72$9.72$4.50
4$216$12.96$12.96$6.00
5$270$16.20$16.20$7.50
6$324$19.44$19.44$9.00
7$378$22.68$22.68$10.50
8$432$25.92$25.92$12.00
9$486$29.16$29.16$13.50
10$540$32.40$32.40$15.00
11$594$35.64$35.64$16.50
12$648$38.88$38.88$18.00
13$702$42.12$42.12$19.50
14$756$45.36$45.36$21.00
15$810$48.60$48.60$22.50
16$864$51.84$51.84$24.00
17$918$55.08$55.08$25.50
18$972$58.32$58.32$27.00
OUT-OF-DISTRICTSet AsideSet AsideSet Aside
HoursTuitionResident studentsWorkforce Non-ResidentAcademic Non-Resident
1$56$3.36$3.36$1.50
2$112$6.72$6.72$3.00
3$168$10.08$10.08$4.50
4$224$13.44$13.44$6.00
5$280$16.80$16.80$7.50
6$336$20.16$20.16$9.00
7$392$23.52$23.52$10.50
8$448$26.88$26.88$12.00
9$504$30.24$30.24$13.50
10$560$33.60$33.60$15.00
11$616$36.96$36.96$16.50
12$672$40.32$40.32$18.00
13$728$43.68$43.68$19.50
14$784$47.04$47.04$21.00
15$840$50.40$50.40$22.50
16$896$53.76$53.76$24.00
17$952$57.12$57.12$25.50
18$1,008$60.48$60.48$27.00
NON-RESIDENTSet AsideSet AsideSet Aside
HoursTuitionResident studentsWorkforce Non-ResidentAcademic Non-Resident
1$57$3.42$3.42$1.50
2$114$6.84$6.84$3.00
3$171$10.26$10.26$4.50
4$228$13.68$13.68$6.00
5$285$17.10$17.10$7.50
6$342$20.52$20.52$9.00
7$399$23.94$23.94$10.50
8$456$27.36$27.36$12.00
9$513$30.78$30.78$13.50
10$570$34.20$34.20$15.00
11$627$37.62$37.62$16.50
12$684$41.04$41.04$18.00
13$741$44.46$44.46$19.50
14$798$47.88$47.88$21.00
15$855$51.30$51.30$22.50
16$912$54.72$54.72$24.00
17$969$58.14$58.14$25.50
18$1,026$61.56$61.56$27.00
Human Resources

Contact Us for More Information

For more information on our Student Consumer Information, contact Human Resources at 903-823-3017 or by email at human.resources@texarkanacollege.edu.