Achieving Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Status
On March 1, 2022, the United States Department of Education notified Texas A&M University – College Station that we have been designated as an eligible institution under Title III and/or Title V of the Higher Education Act of 1965, amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. Read memo. Now that we have achieved HSI status, how do we maintain eligibility AND leverage the resources and benefits to fulfill Texas A&M’s mission and goals?
For Texas A&M, achieving HSI status means campus stakeholders will be eligible for Title III and Title V grants funded by the U.S. Department of Education and a host of other benefits regarding funding.
With an emphasis on institutions that enroll large proportions of Hispanic/Latino/e students, Black/African American students, Native American students, Asian American/Pacific Islander students, and Native Hawaiian students, first generation college students, and financially disadvantaged students, Title III and V grant programs are designed to:
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): is defined as an institution of higher education that—