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Higher Ed Loan Management Net

The Online Reporting feature within the HelmNet portal provides institutions a secure method to run and export real-time data for the College Access Loan (CAL), Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP), and B-on-Time (BOT) programs. It’s an origination system of a loan. Administrators can access program summaries as well as borrower-specific details from application to final disbursement. The data submitted thru HelmNet will be transferred to the HELMS application (DB).

Higher Ed Loan Management System

The application which contains the borrower and cosigner loan information. This is the application that is providing the extracts to accounting team (MIP) and USAS. It also serves as the central DB for the loan information of a student. A nightly batch updates the up-to-date loan statement with the transaction information provided by the THECB Cash Receipt System and other external teams.


An ethnic origin of a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.