H.R.4137 - College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007
To amend and extend the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes. view all titles (10)
All Bill Titles
- Short: College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007 as reported to house.
- Short: Private Student Loan Transparency and Improvement Act of 2007 as reported to house.
- Short: College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007 as introduced.
- Short: College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2008 as passed house.
- Short: Private Student Loan Transparency and Improvement Act of 2008 as passed house.
- Official: To amend and extend the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes. as introduced.
- Short: Higher Education Opportunity Act as enacted.
- Short: John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act of 2008 as enacted.
- Short: Navajo Nation Higher Education Act of 2008 as enacted.
- Short: Private Student Loan Transparency and Improvement Act of 2008 as enacted.
|Latest Amendment||Status||Purpose View All Amendments |
|H.Amdt 933||Pass||An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 110-523 to make technical changes to the bill, as well as changes to the provisions on college costs to a more consumer friendly approach, while keeping the focus on accountability; revises the definition of the state funds that count toward meeting the State Maintenance of Effort requirement; revises a technical amendment to Pell grant funding; modifies the Cohort Default Rate provisions to provide for a transition period before the new sanctions are imposed and provides for targeted technical assistance to schools in danger of losing their federal student aid as a result of high Cohort Default Rates; provides assurances that students will be aware of lower-cost federal student aid options before turning to more expensive private loans and a means to help students avoid potentially compromising their federal aid eligibility by inadvertently relying on private student loans or borrowing excess amounts of private student loans; and includes studies.|
|H.Amdt 934||Pass||An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 110-523 to require the National Research Council to conduct a study of the regulat ions on institutions of higher education.|
|H.Amdt 935||Offered||An amendment comprised of the following amendments offered en bloc: Amendments Nos. 3, 8, 20, 14 and 15 printed in House Report 110-523 to: 1.) authorize discretion currently exercised by the Secretary of Education to reserve for competitive grants to Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities for construction, maintenance, or renovation of campus facilities a percentage of funds appropriated for Tribal Colleges and Universities under Title III of the Higher Education Act; and 2.) to prevent interest from accruing for active duty service members and qualifying National Guard members for the duration of their activation up to 60 months when serving in a combat zone; and 3.) to ensure that competitive Sustainability Planning Grants explicitly provide for `greenhouse gas emissions reductions' to reduce the, threat of global warming and adds an eligibility requirement to FIPSE to ensure that institutions meet current energy efficiency standards. Additionally, includes a sense of Congress that the Federal Perkins Loan Program, which provides low-interest loans to help needy students finance a degree in higher education, should remain a campus-based aid program and to support increased funds to provide more low-income students with options; and 4.) to make a technical correction to the Graduat e Assistance in Areas of National Need.(GAANN) program to clarify Congressional intent that a Masters Degree level institution or program is eligible to be the lead recipient of a grant under the GAANN program; and 5.) to prohibit a state from charging members of the armed forces who are on active duty for more than 30 days and whose domicile or permanent duty station is in such state, and such members' dependents, more than the in-state tuition for attending a public institution of higher education (IHE) in that state. Provides that, even if such members' permanent duty station is subsequently changed to a location outside the state, they or their dependents must continue to be charged no more than the in-state tuition if they remain continuously emolled at such IHE in the state.|
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|Nov 9th||Referred to House Judiciary|
|Nov 9th||Referred to House Education and Labor|
|Nov 9th||Referred to House Science and Technology|