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22 Pa. Code § 121.21. Requirement for higher education grant applicants.


§ 121.21. Requirement for higher education grant applicants.

 (a)  A State higher education grant applicant shall be a graduate of or attending an approved secondary school, or be a recipient of a Commonwealth secondary school diploma or other State-issued general equivalency diplomas.

 (b)  An approved secondary school shall be any public or private secondary school, located in this Commonwealth or elsewhere, including foreign institutions and United States schools overseas, which in the judgment of the Pennsylvania Department of Education provides a course of instruction at the secondary level and maintains standards of instruction substantially equivalent to the standards of instruction of the public secondary schools in this Commonwealth.

 (c)  For purposes of the State Higher Education Grant Program, an approved secondary school shall also include any home education program that is accredited by any home schooling accreditation agency approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If the home education program lacks the requisite accreditation, certification by the appropriate local school official attesting that the home education program is in compliance with section 1327.1 of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. §  13-1327.1) shall be submitted to the Agency by the appropriate local school official.


   The provisions of this §  121.21 amended under section 4 of the act of August 7, 1963 (P. L. 549, No. 290) (24 P. S. §  5104); sections 1 and 6(e) of the act of January 25, 1966 (P. L. 1546, No. 541) (24 P. S. § §  5151 and 5156(e)); The Institutional Assistance Grants Act (24 P. S. § §  5181—5189); the Urban and Rural Teacher Loan Forgiveness Act (24 P. S. § §  5191—5197); and the Agriculture Education Loan Forgiveness Act (24 P. S. § §  5198.1—5198.7).


   The provisions of this §  121.21 adopted February 27, 1969; amended November 23, 1973, effective November 24, 1973, 3 Pa.B. 2719; amended December 27, 1974, effective December 28, 1974, 4 Pa.B. 2699; amended August 4, 2000, effective August 5, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 3924; amended July 31, 2015, effective August 1, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 4163. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (268159).

Cross References

   This section cited in 22 Pa. Code §  121.151 (relating to application of existing Agency regulations).

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