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Introduced in Senate (09/12/2002)

Higher Education Technical Amendments of 2002 - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), and the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, to make various technical revisions relating to student aid (title IV) program requirements.

Includes as an institution of higher education (IHE) one that admits as regular students those who have been home-schooled (as well as high school graduates or those with equivalency certificates), thus providing that such home-schooled students are eligible for HEA student aid.

Exempts Canadian graduate medical schools from title IV requirements relating to student or graduate scores on specified examinations.

Exempts foreign veterinary schools from certain title IV requirements if they are public or other nonprofit institutions.

Requires students withdrawing from an IHE to return only HEA title IV grant aid amounts exceeding 50 percent of the total (if more than $50).

Permits Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) to apply for Federal HSI grants without waiting two years between applications.

Authorizes the use of HEA title VII funds for: (1) Federal scholarship aid to low-income and minority students for summer institutes to prepare for law school; and (2) Thurgood Marshall Fellowships to attend law school.

Deems an IHE in compliance with certain information requirements if it provides students with such information, including voter registration material, through an e-mail message or an Internet address.

Extends through FY 2003, for institutions of higher education (IHEs) having low student loan default rates, HEA exemptions from requirements that the disbursement of loan proceeds be: (1) in multiple installments; and (2) delayed for 30 days after classes start for first-time undergraduate borrowers.