Educationally Disadvantaged [Education] Law and Legal Definition

According to 34 CFR 606.7 (b) [Title 34 – Education; Subtitle B -- Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education; Chapter VI -- Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education; Part 606 -- Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program; Subpart A – General], the term educationally disadvantaged means “a college student who requires special services and assistance to enable them to succeed in higher education. The phrase includes, but is not limited to, students who come from --

(1) Economically disadvantaged families;

(2) Limited English proficiency families;

(3) Migrant worker families; or

(4) Families in which one or both of their parents have dropped out of secondary school.”