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Student Right to Know Before You Go Act of 2013


5/9/2013--Introduced. Student Right to Know Before You Go Act of 2013 - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to require institutions of higher education (IHEs) to submit to the Secretary of Education data tha...[more]


  • Rep. Duncan Hunter [R, CA-50]

Cosponsors (2)

  • Robert E. Andrews
  • Rep. Thomas E. Petri [R, WI-6]

Sponsor: Rep Duncan Hunter(R-CA)


  • Would require IHEs to submit to the SecEd data that the Secretary determines to be sufficient to complete all student components of reporting required for the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Would direct the Secretary to review that determination every five years.
  • Would require the Secretary to: (1) establish common definitions for IHEs to follow in submitting the data required under this Act, and (2) determine both collection and reporting requirements.
  • Would direct the Secretary to require IHEs to identify student unit records to enable coding and reporting on: (1) students who participate in remedial education; (2) whether, and at what level, the student is seeking a degree; and (3) whether the student is seeking a certificate.
  • Would requires the Secretary to also calculate, within two years of this Act's enactment, at the institutional and program specific level:
  1. the percentage of students who receive federal, state, or institutional grants or loans;
  2. the average amount of federal loan debt students have accumulated by graduation;
  3. the average amount of total federal loan debt of students who do not complete a program of study two years after their last known enrollment in any IHE;
  4. student transfer rates by sector of transfer;
  5. rates of continuation to higher levels of education; and
  6. the percentage of students who receive the degree level they initially sought.

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

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