F-1710, General Policy

Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015

An applicant or recipient must be enrolled in an institution of higher education located in Texas to receive Former Foster Care in Higher Education (FFCHE) 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
  • university.

Note: Trade schools such as beauty schools or mechanic schools do not meet the definition of an institution of higher education.

F-1720, Verification Requirements

Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015

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 Form.

Note: Online courses are only acceptable if the university/college has a branch located in Texas.

F-1730, Documentation Requirements

Revision 10-2; Effective April 1, 2010

Document the type of institution the applicant/recipient is attending and the source of school enrollment verification.