Distance Education Policy

PHEAA Distance Education Policy

PHEAA's Distance Education policy states that students must complete at least 50% of their coursework credits through in-classroom instruction unless the student has a medical disability.

 If the student has a medical disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the student may request an accommodation (exception) to the 50% in-classroom requirement.

Courses conducted online or through live interactive audio or videoconferencing, webcasts, computer-based technologies, and blended courses are NOT considered in the classroom.

 In-person experiences such as student teaching, study abroad, laboratories, and internships are considered to be in-classroom instruction.

 Students who attempt more than 50% of their course work online, will NOT be eligible for the PA State Grant (PHEAA).

 At Millersville University, the distance education policy will be monitored on a term-by-term basis.

 Examples of In-classroom and Distance Education Monitoring:

**This policy also applies to the summer term**

 EX 1.     

FALL SEMESTER

SPRING SEMESTER

Classroom Instruction

Online Classes

Classroom Instruction

Online Classes

3 Credits

4 Credits

4 Credits

3 Credits

Not Eligible for a State Grant

Eligible for a ½ time Grant



 EX 2.

FALL SEMESTER

SPRING SEMESTER

Classroom Instruction

Online Classes

Classroom Instruction

Online Classes

6 Credits

9 Credits

9 Credits

6 Credits

Not Eligible for a State Grant at all. Not even a ½ time grant.

Eligible for a full-time grant



 EX 3.

FALL SEMESTER

SPRING SEMESTER

Classroom Instruction

Online Classes

Classroom Instruction

Online Classes

3 Credits

3 Credits

6 Credits

6 Credits

Eligible for a ½ time Grant

Eligible for a full-time grant



Note: The PA State Grant (PHEAA) may be revoked at any point during the semester if the student fails to meet the above guidelines.