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To authorize borrowers of loans under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program to modify the interest rate of such loans to be equal to the interest rate for such loans at the time of modification.

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8/2/2013--Introduced. Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to allow a borrower of a loan under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan program to modify the interest rate on such a loan so that its interest rate is...[more]

Sponsor

  • Rep. Mark Pocan [D, WI-2]

Cosponsors (4)

  • Rep. Matt Cartwright [D, PA-17]
  • Rep. Ron Kind [D, WI-3]
  • Rep. Alan S. Lowenthal [D, CA-47]
  • Rep. Frederica S. Wilson [D, FL-24]

Sponsor: Rep Mark Pocan (D-WI)

Summary:

  • Would allow a borrower of a loan under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan program to modify the interest rate on such a loan so that its interest rate is equal to the interest rate it would bear if first disbursed at the time of modification.
  • Would fix that interest rate for the life of the loan, unless the borrower elects to modify it again.
 

Status:

8/2/13 – Introduced and referred to the Ed and Workforce Cmte.

9/13/13 – Referred to Subcommittees on Higher Education and Workforce Training.