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Foster Youth Higher Education Opportunities Act

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5/22/2013--Introduced. Foster Youth Higher Education Opportunities Act - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to inform students who indicate on their Free Application for Feder...[more]

Sponsor

  • Rep. John Lewis [D, GA-5]

Cosponsors (2)

  • Rep. John Conyers Jr. [D, MI-13]
  • Rep. Charles B. Rangel [D, NY-13]

Sponsor: Rep John Lewis (D-GA)

Summary:

  • Would direct the SecEd to inform students who indicate on their FAFSA form that they are or were in the foster care system of their potential eligibility for federal student aid, including the specific federal programs under which they may be eligible for assistance.
  • Would require the SecEd to provide foster youth with that same information on the Department of Education's website.
 

Talking Points:

  • AACS supports the proposal to notify FSA applicants who are or were in foster care with detailed information on their potential eligibility for federal student aid.
 

Status:

5/22/13 – Introduced and referred to the Ed and Workforce Cmte.

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