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Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act of 2013

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5/14/2013--Introduced. Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act of 2013 - Amends the Higher Educaton Act of 1965 to eliminate the expected family contribution used in determining Pell Grant eligibility in the case of a student applicant whose parent...[more]

Sponsor

  • Rep. Michael G. Fitzpatrick [R, PA-8]

Cosponsors (6)

  • Rep. Michael G. Grimm [R, NY-11]
  • Rep. William R. Keating [D, MA-9]
  • Rep. Peter T. King [R, NY-2]
  • Rep. Richard B. Nugent [R, FL-11]
  • Rep. Gary C. Peters [D, MI-14]
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Sponsor: Rep Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA)

Summary:

  • Would eliminate the expected family contribution used in determining Pell Grant eligibility in the case of a student applicant whose parent or guardian died as a result of performing service as a police officer, firefighter, or other public safety officer.
 

Talking Points:

  • AACS supports the proposal to provide maximum Pell eligibility to students whose parent or guardian died as a result of performing service as a police officer, firefighter, or other public safety officer.
 

Status:

5/14/13 – Introduced and referred to the Ed and Workforce Cmte

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