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Access to Education and Training Act

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5/9/2013--Introduced. Access to Education and Training Act - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to allow the Secretary of Education to award a student two Pell Grants during a single award year if the student is ...[more]

Sponsor

  • Rep. Cheri Bustos [D, IL-17]

Cosponsors (2)

  • Rep. Bruce L. Braley [D, IA-1]
  • Rep. David Loebsack [D, IA-2]

Sponsor: 

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL)

Summary:

  • Would allow the SecEd to award a student two Pell Grants during a single award year if the student is enrolled in an associate or baccalaureate degree or certificate program at an institution of higher education on at least a half-time basis for the equivalent of more than one academic year or more than two semesters during the Pell Grant award year.
  • Would permit the total amount of Pell Grants awarded to such a student for the award year to exceed the maximum basic grant level specified in the appropriate appropriations Act for that award year.
 

Talking Points:

  • AACS opposes the proposal because it limits access to year-round Pell Grant to only students enrolled in associate's and bachelor's programs.
 

Status: 

5/8/13 – Introduced

5/9/13 – Referred to the Ed and Workforce Cmte.

7/8/13 – Referred to Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.