Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Texas Works Handbook
Effective: April 1, 2010
Part F — Section 1700
F—1710 General Policy
An applicant or recipient must be enrolled in an institution of higher education located in Texas to receive Former Foster Care in Higher Education health care benefits. The applicant/recipient may be attending school half-time or full-time. There is no requirement regarding the number of hours the student must be taking. The following are considered institutions of higher education:
- college (public or private),
- community college,
- junior college,
- technical institute, and
Note: Trade schools such as beauty schools or mechanics school do not meet the definition of an institution of higher education.
F—1720 Verification Requirements
School enrollment must be verified at application and renewal. The following are valid sources of verification for school enrollment:
- financial aid statement,
- enrollment certification,
- official fee receipt, and
- Form H1870, School Enrollment Verification.
Note: Online courses are only acceptable if the university/college has a branch located in Texas.
F—1730 Documentation Requirements
Document the type of institution the applicant/recipient is attending and the source of school enrollment verification.