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Border County Doctoral Faculty Education Loan Repayment Program
The purpose of the Border County Doctoral Faculty Education Loan Repayment Program is to recruit and retain persons holding a doctoral degree to become or remain full-time faculty with instructional duties at Texas institutions of higher education located in counties that border Mexico.

Eligibility Requirements

Must have received a doctoral degree on or after September 1, 1994 from a Texas institution of higher education as defined in Section 61.003 of the Texas Education Code, or from an out-of-state institution that is accredited by a recognized accrediting agency.
Must be employed full-time as a doctoral faculty member with instructional duties at an eligible institution of higher education located in a Texas county that borders Mexico; and 
Must work full-time as doctoral faculty with instructional duties in the approved institution for one full academic year

Eligible Institutions

El Paso Community CollegeEl Paso, TXEl Paso County
Laredo Community CollegeLaredo, TXWebb County
South Texas CollegeMcAllen, TX

Hidalgo County

 Southwest Texas Junior CollegeDel Rio, TXVal Verde County
Southwest Texas Junior CollegeEagle Pass, TXMaverick County
Sul Ross State UniversityAlpine, TXBrewster County
Texas State Technical College - HarlingenHarlingen, TXCameron County
Texas Southmost CollegeBrownsville, TXCameron County
Texas A&M International UniversityLaredo, TXWebb County
University of Texas - BrownsvilleBrownsville, TXCameron County
University of Texas - El PasoEl Paso, TXEl Paso County
University of Texas - Pan AmericanEdinburg, TXHidalgo County

Service Period

The year of service begins on September 1 and ends on May 31.

Loan Repayment Awards

The maximum annual loan repayment award is $5,000.
The maximum number of years a person may be eligible to receive loan repayment is 10 years.
Loan repayment awards are reported to the Internal Revenue Service by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Eligible Loans

Must have been obtained for undergraduate or graduate education at a Texas institution of higher education as defined in Section 61.003 of the Texas Education Code, or at an out-of-state institution that is accredited by a recognized accrediting agency;

Must not be in default at the time the application is received and may not entail a service obligation.


In March of each year, applications are provided to the institutions named above. The presidents of the institutions or their designees determine which eligible faculty members may apply for loan repayment. Priority must be given to renewal applicants.

For more information, please send an e-mail message to loanrepaymentprograms@thecb.state.tx.us  or call 1-800-242-3062 (outside Austin), or 512-427-6340 (if calling from within the Austin area).

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A person submitting misleading or fraudulent information to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in an attempt to obtain financial aid is subject to criminal prosecution. Please contact the State Auditor's Fraud Hotline to report suspected fraud.



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