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Colleges Now Required to Determine "Validity" of High School Diplomas PDF Print E-mail
New federal student aid regulations aimed at determining the validity of high school diplomas will not affect homeschoolers as long as they identify themselves as home-educated, according to Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA).

The U.S. Department of Education has promulgated a new regulation that requires colleges that receive federal funds to adopt procedures to determine the validity of a student’s high school diploma when the student applies for Federal Student Aid (FSA). However, this new rule does not apply to homeschoolers, but homeschoolers need to be careful to check “homeschooled” when filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to avoid delays in the processing of their application.

HSLDA has a Federal Relations Department that monitors Congress and federal agencies to ensure that neither adopts federal law that would adversely affect homeschoolers. Their main office is located in the Washington, D.C. area, which has enabled them to establish long-term relationships and credibility with Congress and with staff in the DOE.

To read the entire article, go to http://www.hslda.org/docs/news/201011020.asp.