Letter from US DOE regarding College as FAPE
A letter from the US DOE addressing the use of IDEA funds to support college attendance. Case Summary: It's up to a student's IEP team whether to include attendance at a college or university as a component of a student's postsecondary transition plan, OSEP informed a school attorney. Whether the district may use Part B funds to cover the cost of the classes,however, hinges on state law. Should the IEP team determine that a specific student requires classes at a postsecondary institution, whether as an auditor or for credit? Districts must look to whether, under state law, such attendance is considered secondary school education for students in grade 12 or below.