High Cost Funds

High Cost Funds  

New! Instructions for Viewing HCF Payments

The 2021-2022 High Cost Funds application in the TEAL APEX application will open on March 1, 2022 and close on May 2, 2022.

The qualifying cost amount for the 2021-2022 school year is $32,490.

High Cost Funds (HCF) help offset the financial impact on Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that provide educational services to high-need children with disabilities. High-need children with disabilities receive educational services which exceed three times the average per pupil expenditure (APPE). HCF cover only costs identified in the child's Individualized Education Program (IEP) and associated with providing direct special education and related services.

To request HCF, an LEA must submit a High Cost Fund application through the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL) APEX application.

Additional information concerning High Cost Funds can be found in the Texas High Cost Fund State Plan


2021-2022 High Cost Fund Information and Application 

Texas High Cost Fund State Plan 

APEX User Manual

TEA Special Education in Nonpublic and Off-Campus Programs

TEA Secure Applications Information

Contact Information

High Cost Funds Team | (512) 463-9414  | hcf@tea.texas.gov
TEA Secure Environment Applications Support  | TEA Help Desk