|(a) For persons who must provide documentation in accordance
with §21.25(a)(1)(B), public or independent institutions of higher
education must retain such documentation in paper or electronic format
either permanently or until the students (current and former) provide
proof that they have applied for Permanent Resident status.
(b) A public or independent institution of higher education
that classifies a nonimmigrant as a resident under §21.24(a)(1)
of this chapter (relating to Determination of Resident Status) shall:
(1) instruct such students upon admission, annually
while the students are enrolled, and upon graduation of their obligation
to apply for Permanent Resident status as soon as the person is eligible
to do so, and
(2) refer students to the appropriate federal agency
for instructions on how to achieve such status.