SACS Principles of Accreditation
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Section VI: COC Federal Requirements

4.8 The institution is in compliance with its program responsibilities under Title IV of the 1998 Higher Education Amendments. (In reviewing the institution's compliance with these program responsibilities, the Commission relies on documentation forwarded to it by the Secretary of Education.) (Applies only to those institutions receiving Title IV funding.)



JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCE

Compliance.

NARRATIVE/JUSTIFICATION FOR JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCE

The University is in compliance with its program responsibilities under Title IV of the 1998 Higher Education Amendments.

The University Office of Financial Aid provides an extensive range of financial services to approximately 75% of the student population. Financial Aid policies and procedures are published in the Financial Aid Handbook available on line. Students must complete the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements to be eligible to receive financial aid.(Financial Aid Handbook, Satisfactory Academic Progress)

The University meets all audit and review benchmarks for Title IV administration in accordance with the Program Participation Agreement signed with the U.S. Department of Education.(U.S. Department of Education, Financial Aid Laws and Regulations) The University submits the Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate (FISAP) to the U.S. Department of Education, accurately and in a timely manner. State and System audits conducted in 1997 and 1998 show conformity with the administration of programs under Title IV (Texas State Auditor's Report, The Texas A&M University System Audit Report). Its should be noted that audits are conducted periodically and/or as a result of questionable practices or tardy reporting. This is not the case at Texas A&M International University.





SUPPORT DOCUMENTATION


SOURCE

LOCATION/Special Instructions

Financial Aid Handbook, Policies and Procedures

http://www.tamiu.edu/affairs/financial/
finaid-handbook.pdf

Financial Aid Handbook, Satisfactory Academic Progress

http://www.tamiu.edu/affairs/financial/
finaid-handbook.pdf

Scroll down to page 8.
Program Participation Agreement SACS Documentation Room
(Killam Library KL-334C)
U.S. Department of Education, Financial Aid Laws and Regulations http://www.ifap.ed.gov/IFAPWebApp/index.jsp
Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate SACS Documentation Room
(Killam Library KL-334C)
Texas State Audit Report SACS Documentation Room
(Killam Library KL-334C)

The Texas A&M University System Audit Report

SACS Documentation Room
(Killam Library KL-334C)



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