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CHAPTER 32 EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Sec. 3201. Definitions. 3202. Eligibility. 3203. Certification of eligibility. 3204. Grants. 3205. Amount of grants. 3206. Limitations. 3207. Recoupment of grant payments. 3208. Regulations. 3209. Administration. 3210. Educational Assistance Program Fund. Enactment. Chapter 32 was added June 19, 1996, P.L.344, No.56, effective July 1, 1996. Special Provisions in Appendix. See the preamble and section 3 of Act 56 of 1996 in the appendix to this title for special provisions relating to legislative findings and declarations and educational grants. Cross References. Chapter 32 is referred to in section 7309 of this title. § 3201. Definitions. The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise: "Agency." The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. "Approved institution of higher learning." An educational institution offering a post-secondary program of education located in this Commonwealth and approved by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. "Approved program of education." A degree- or certificate- granting curriculum or course of study to be pursued on a full- time or part-time basis or its equivalent as determined by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, at an approved institution of higher learning. "Combat zone." An area designated by Presidential executive order as a combat zone as described in section 7508 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Public Law 99-514, 26 U.S.C. § 7508). "Department." The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs of the Commonwealth. "Eligible member." A member of the Pennsylvania National Guard who meets the criteria specified in section 3202 (relating to eligibility) and who has been awarded a certificate of eligibility under section 3203 (relating to certification of eligibility). "Full-time student." A student enrolled in an approved institution of higher learning pursuing an approved program of education equal to or greater than 15 credit hours or its equivalent recognized by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency as a full-time course of study. "Fund." The Educational Assistance Program Fund. "Part-time student." A student enrolled in an approved institution of higher education pursuing an approved program of education of less than 15 credit hours or its equivalent recognized by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency as a part-time course of study. "Program." The Educational Assistance Program established in this chapter. "Qualified resident." An individual who has been a bona fide resident of this Commonwealth prior to the time an application for a grant is made. The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency shall make the final decision on whether an applicant is a qualified resident. (May 10, 2000, P.L.36, No.11, eff. July 1, 2000; Nov. 30, 2004, P.L.1671, No.212, eff. 60 days; Dec. 22, 2005, P.L.441, No.82, eff. 60 days) 2005 Amendment. Act 82 added the def. of "combat zone." 2004 Amendment. Act 212 added the def. of "fund." 2000 Amendment. Act 11 amended the def. of "qualified resident."

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Statutes > Pennsylvania > Title-51 > Chapter-32 > 3201

CHAPTER 32 EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Sec. 3201. Definitions. 3202. Eligibility. 3203. Certification of eligibility. 3204. Grants. 3205. Amount of grants. 3206. Limitations. 3207. Recoupment of grant payments. 3208. Regulations. 3209. Administration. 3210. Educational Assistance Program Fund. Enactment. Chapter 32 was added June 19, 1996, P.L.344, No.56, effective July 1, 1996. Special Provisions in Appendix. See the preamble and section 3 of Act 56 of 1996 in the appendix to this title for special provisions relating to legislative findings and declarations and educational grants. Cross References. Chapter 32 is referred to in section 7309 of this title. § 3201. Definitions. The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise: "Agency." The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. "Approved institution of higher learning." An educational institution offering a post-secondary program of education located in this Commonwealth and approved by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. "Approved program of education." A degree- or certificate- granting curriculum or course of study to be pursued on a full- time or part-time basis or its equivalent as determined by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, at an approved institution of higher learning. "Combat zone." An area designated by Presidential executive order as a combat zone as described in section 7508 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Public Law 99-514, 26 U.S.C. § 7508). "Department." The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs of the Commonwealth. "Eligible member." A member of the Pennsylvania National Guard who meets the criteria specified in section 3202 (relating to eligibility) and who has been awarded a certificate of eligibility under section 3203 (relating to certification of eligibility). "Full-time student." A student enrolled in an approved institution of higher learning pursuing an approved program of education equal to or greater than 15 credit hours or its equivalent recognized by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency as a full-time course of study. "Fund." The Educational Assistance Program Fund. "Part-time student." A student enrolled in an approved institution of higher education pursuing an approved program of education of less than 15 credit hours or its equivalent recognized by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency as a part-time course of study. "Program." The Educational Assistance Program established in this chapter. "Qualified resident." An individual who has been a bona fide resident of this Commonwealth prior to the time an application for a grant is made. The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency shall make the final decision on whether an applicant is a qualified resident. (May 10, 2000, P.L.36, No.11, eff. July 1, 2000; Nov. 30, 2004, P.L.1671, No.212, eff. 60 days; Dec. 22, 2005, P.L.441, No.82, eff. 60 days) 2005 Amendment. Act 82 added the def. of "combat zone." 2004 Amendment. Act 212 added the def. of "fund." 2000 Amendment. Act 11 amended the def. of "qualified resident."

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Statutes > Pennsylvania > Title-51 > Chapter-32 > 3201

CHAPTER 32 EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Sec. 3201. Definitions. 3202. Eligibility. 3203. Certification of eligibility. 3204. Grants. 3205. Amount of grants. 3206. Limitations. 3207. Recoupment of grant payments. 3208. Regulations. 3209. Administration. 3210. Educational Assistance Program Fund. Enactment. Chapter 32 was added June 19, 1996, P.L.344, No.56, effective July 1, 1996. Special Provisions in Appendix. See the preamble and section 3 of Act 56 of 1996 in the appendix to this title for special provisions relating to legislative findings and declarations and educational grants. Cross References. Chapter 32 is referred to in section 7309 of this title. § 3201. Definitions. The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise: "Agency." The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. "Approved institution of higher learning." An educational institution offering a post-secondary program of education located in this Commonwealth and approved by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. "Approved program of education." A degree- or certificate- granting curriculum or course of study to be pursued on a full- time or part-time basis or its equivalent as determined by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, at an approved institution of higher learning. "Combat zone." An area designated by Presidential executive order as a combat zone as described in section 7508 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Public Law 99-514, 26 U.S.C. § 7508). "Department." The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs of the Commonwealth. "Eligible member." A member of the Pennsylvania National Guard who meets the criteria specified in section 3202 (relating to eligibility) and who has been awarded a certificate of eligibility under section 3203 (relating to certification of eligibility). "Full-time student." A student enrolled in an approved institution of higher learning pursuing an approved program of education equal to or greater than 15 credit hours or its equivalent recognized by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency as a full-time course of study. "Fund." The Educational Assistance Program Fund. "Part-time student." A student enrolled in an approved institution of higher education pursuing an approved program of education of less than 15 credit hours or its equivalent recognized by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency as a part-time course of study. "Program." The Educational Assistance Program established in this chapter. "Qualified resident." An individual who has been a bona fide resident of this Commonwealth prior to the time an application for a grant is made. The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency shall make the final decision on whether an applicant is a qualified resident. (May 10, 2000, P.L.36, No.11, eff. July 1, 2000; Nov. 30, 2004, P.L.1671, No.212, eff. 60 days; Dec. 22, 2005, P.L.441, No.82, eff. 60 days) 2005 Amendment. Act 82 added the def. of "combat zone." 2004 Amendment. Act 212 added the def. of "fund." 2000 Amendment. Act 11 amended the def. of "qualified resident."

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