34 CFR 303.15 - Free appropriate public education.
Free appropriate public education or FAPE, as used in §§ 303.211, 303.501, and 303.521, means special education and related services that -
(a) Are provided at public expense, under public supervision and direction, and without charge;
(b) Meet the standards of the State educational agency (SEA), including the requirements of part B of the Act;
(c) Include an appropriate preschool, elementary school, or secondary school education in the State involved; and
(d) Are provided in conformity with an individualized education program (IEP) that meets the requirements of 34 CFR 300.320 through 300.324.