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Home Education

Home Education is an alternative to attendance at a public or private school and is an individualized form of instruction in accordance with Chapter 279:2, laws of 1990.

Here we provide resources for parents who educate their child at home, or are considering this option.

A parent is eligible under the Administrative Rules, Ed 315 to establish a home education program for a child between 6 and 18 years of age including an "educationally disabled child" as defined under RSA 186-C:2,I, provided that the definition of "educationally disabled child" as defined under RSA 186-C:2,I, for the purposes of Ed 315, shall be applicable only to children between 6 and 18 years of age.

For Higher Education Admission and Financial Aid Administrators:

New Hampshire homeschooling law neither requires nor provides a secondary school completion credential for resident homeschooled students.

New Hampshire homeschooled students satisfy academic and eligibility requirements set forth in the Higher Education Act and the Federal Student Aid Handbook, Volume 1, Chapter 1, by providing self-certification of secondary school completion through home education as defined by New Hampshire law, RSA-193-A.

For NH Home Education Parents and Students:

Under federal law, NH homeschooled students can self-certify that he/she has completed high school through homeschooling in order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid (FSA) funds.

See Sample Self Certification Form



Ellie Riel
Program Specialist
(603) 271-0076
[email protected]