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A household may not consist entirely of full-time students unless verification is obtained that the household meets one of the exceptions listed below. 

Student status is defined by the educational institution. Educational institutions include conventional colleges, vocational schools with a diploma or certificate program, technical schools, on-line courses that could result in a degree, high schools, middle schools and elementary schools. A Full-time Student is looked at as attending 5 months or more out of a calendar year, and the months do not have to be consistent. Exceptions to the Full-Time Student Rule: 

  1. All members must be married and eligible to file a joint tax return.
  2. Household consists of a single parent(s) with children and parent(s) and children are not dependents on another persons tax return, with the exception of the other parent (not residing in the unit).
  3. At least one member is receiving assistance under Title IV of the Social Security Act (TANF) or AFDC.  
  4. At least one student is enrolled in a Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) or other similar federally funded program.
  5. If previously in foster care.
Additional HOME program restrictions:
If unit is layered with HOME funding, NRP will verify student status for both part-time and full-time students. Part-time and Full-time student status must be defined by the educational institution. To be eligible, any adult who attends an institute of higher learning must be one of the following.
  1. A dependent of the household living with parent
  2. Over age 23
  3. A Veteran
  4. Married
  5. A parent with dependent child(ren)
  6. A disabled individual who was receiving assistance prior to November 30, 2005.
  7. Be independent from parent OR have parents who are income eligible
*Selection criteria subject to change without notice