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Migrant Education - High School Equivalency Program Benefits

Program Description

The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) helps migratory and seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) who are 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in school to obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma and, subsequently, to gain employment or begin postsecondary education or training.

General Program Requirements

Who May Apply: Institutions of higher education or a public or nonprofit private agency in cooperation with an institution of higher education.

Who Benefits: Students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies at an institution of higher education.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

If you are an individual who may qualify for this program, contact your school's financial aid office.

Program Contact Information

To obtain more information on this program, please visit the Department of Education's Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Program page.