Post Secondary Education Option

ubLPSEO is a program that gives your student the opportunity to enroll in Ohio colleges while in high school, receiving dual credit for both high school and college. In the past your scholar had to be enrolled in the public high school if you wanted to use tax dollars to pay for college tuition. Now we no longer have to enroll our students or go through the public school system in order to participate. Here are the details:

Beginning the 2013-2014 school year, we have access to PSEO money. In addition, we don’t even contact our local school district. We would go directly through the Ohio Department of Ed. (This has been confirmed by HSLDA, Wright State and Gov. Kasich’s office.)

Sec. 3365.022. (A) Beginning July 1, 2013, a student who has been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home instruction under section 3321.04 of the Revised Code, and is the equivalent of a ninth, tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grader may participate in the post-secondary enrollment options program established under this chapter.

B)(1) If a student meets the criteria established in division (A) of this section and wishes to participate in the post-secondary enrollment options program, the parent or guardian of that student shall notify the department of education by the first day of April prior to the school year in which the student wishes to participate.

(2) For the 2013-2014 school year, the department may accept applications at a later date if that student wishes to participate in the program during the 2013-2014 school year.

C) Pursuant to rules adopted by the state board of education under section 3365.02 of the Revised Code, payments to a participating college, in which home-instructed students enrolled pursuant to this section, shall be made in the same manner as payments made for participating students from nonpublic secondary schools, pursuant to section 3365.07 of the Revised Code.

This section would grant homeschool students access to PSEO funding. It appears that the Ohio Department of Education has some information and forms for applying for PSEO on their website here: Click Here

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