As used in sections 175.30 to 175.32 of the Revised Code:
(A) "First home" or "home" means the first residential real property located in this state to be purchased by a recipient who has not owned or had an ownership interest in a principal residence in the three years prior to the purchase.
(B) "Graduate" means an individual who has graduated from an institution of higher education and who is eligible under division (B) of section 175.31 of the Revised Code to apply for a grant, financial assistance, or down payment assistance awarded under the grants for grads program.
(C) "Institution of higher education" means a state university or college located in this state, a private college or university located in this state that possesses a certificate of authorization issued by the Ohio board of regents under Chapter 1713. of the Revised Code, or an accredited college or university located outside this state that is accredited by an accrediting organization or professional accrediting association recognized by the Ohio board of regents.
(D) "Ohio resident" means any of the following:
(1) An individual who was a resident of this state at the time of the individual's graduation from an Ohio public or nonpublic high school that is approved by the state board of education, and who is a resident of this state at the time of applying for the program;
(2) An individual who was a resident of this state at the time of completing, through the twelfth-grade level, a home study program approved by the state board of education, and who is a resident of this state at the time of applying for the program;
(3) An individual whose parent was a resident of this state at the time of the individual's graduation from high school, and who graduated from either of the following:
(a) An out-of-state high school that was accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the United States department of education and met standards at least equivalent to those adopted by the state board of education for approval of nonpublic schools in this state;
(b) A high school approved by the United States department of defense.
(F) "Recipient" means an individual who has been awarded a grant or has received financial assistance or down payment assistance under theprogram.
Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009. .