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House Bill 1449: Prohibiting Discrimination of Financial Aid Grants to Homeschoolers
Representative Charlie Howard
This bill will prohibit discrimination in awarding STATE scholarships or other financial aid for higher education to homeschoolers.
03/05/2003 To HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION.
Died in Committee. Session is now closed.
None at this time.
HSLDA supports H.B. 1449.
H.B. 1449, introduced by Representative Charlie Howard, is consistent with HSLDA's clarifications issued by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department of Education recently updated the 2002-2003 Federal Student Aid Handbook to correctly reflect Federal law relating to financial aid for homeschoolers. Volume 1, chapter 1 of the Handbook specifically states that a homeschool "student is eligible to receive FSA [Federal Student Aid] funds if the student's secondary school education was in a homeschool that state law treats as a home or private school."
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