Hurricane Harvey Information for Institutions of Higher Education

Texas universities, health-related institutions, community, state and technical colleges have had to make major adjustments as a result of Hurricane Harvey. As issues arise, the Coordinating Board will post guidance for administrators, faculty and other institutional staff regarding changes to reporting requirements, financial aid disbursement, and any other agency rules or procedures to accommodate storm related impacts.

Reporting Instructions for Institutions affected by Hurricane Harvey
Timely Disbursement of Financial Aid and Tuition Reimbursements
Disaster Pay for Texas College Work-Study (TCWS) Students 
NASFAA Natural Disaster Guidance & Regulatory Relief
Non-Regulatory Guidance on Flexibility & Waivers for Grantees & Program Participants Impacted by Federally Declared Disasters

Harvey Helpers Webinar, Presentations, and Handouts

The Coordinating Board would like to thank Austin Community College and President Richard Rhodes and his staff for allowing us to present this webinar from their Highland Business Center location.

Harvey Helpers-A Toolkit for Distributing Emergency Aid a presentation by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. (Webinar | PowerPoint)

Distributing Emergency Aid to College Students a presentation by Dr. Sara Goldrick Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University and Founder of the Wisconsin Hope Lab.

Starting an Emergency Aid Program a presentation by Dr. Terisa Riley, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management and University Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Communication Matters, Before, During & After Hurricane Harvey a presentation by Claire M. Bassett, Vice President of Communications and Outreach at Baylor College of Medicine. (Video | PowerPoint)

College of the Mainland Handouts: Harvey Employee Relief FundStudent Relief Fund | RAK Emergency Assistance Fund for Students

Harvey HELP Fund Press Release 

Inquires should be sent via our Inquiries link at 
Inquiries/Hurricane Harvey Inquiry or email at