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§ 5172. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. Education

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 20. Higher Education Assistance (Refs & Annos)
Veterans' Education Act of 1971
24 P.S. § 5172
§ 5172. Definitions
As used in this act:
(1) “Qualified veterans” means any veteran who:
(i) Served on active duty for a period of more than one hundred eighty days and part of which accrued after January 31, 1955 and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable, or who was released or discharged from active duty after January 31, 1955 for a service-connected disability.
(ii) Was a resident of Pennsylvania for at least twelve months immediately preceding his service on active duty, has continued to reside in Pennsylvania following his discharge or release from active duty and continues to reside in Pennsylvania during the period in which he is enrolled in an institution of higher learning. The agency shall make the final determination in all questions of residency.
(iii) Shall satisfactorily meet the qualification of financial need as determined by uniform standards and procedures to be established by the agency and to be determined without regard to the financial status of their parents unless the agency finds that the applicant is in fact receiving parental financial support.
(2) “Approved program of education” means any degree or non-degree curriculum or course of study to be pursued on a full-time basis for a duration of at least two academic years or its equivalent at an approved institution of higher learning.
(3) “Approved institution of higher learning” shall mean any institution of higher learning approved by the agency.


1972, Oct. 11, P.L. 909, No. 216, § 2, imd. effective.
24 P.S. § 5172, PA ST 24 P.S. § 5172
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 117. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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