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H.R.1390 - Part-time Student Assistance Act

To provide access and assistance to increase college attendance and completion by part-time students. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Part-time Student Assistance Act as introduced.
  • Official: To provide access and assistance to increase college attendance and completion by part-time students. as introduced.

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Introduced
 
House
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President
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03/17/05
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Part-time Student Assistance Act - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide access and assistance to increase college attendance and completion by part-time students. Exempts from student aid need formula determinations earnings up to: (1) $9,000 by dependent students; (2) $12,000

Official Summary

Part-time Student Assistance Act - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide access and assistance to increase college attendance and completion by part-time students. Exempts from student aid need formula determinations earnings up to:
(1) $9,000 by dependent students;
(2) $12,000 by independent students with no dependents (other than spouse); and
(3) $12,000 by independent students with dependents (other than spouse). Provides for a formula for a revised table of income protection allowances. Exempts earned income credits from the calculation of income. Revises and expands a program (child care access means parents in school) which provides grants to institutions of higher education for child care assistance for low-income students. Directs the Secretary of Education to establish a year-round Pell grant pilot program. Authorizes a demonstration program to create a holistic approach to addressing the needs of part-time students. Allows such program to:
(1) be at up to 150 associates and bachelors degree-granting institutions; and
(2) include grants, leveraging funds from non-Federal sources, comprehensive child care, and better tailored remedial course programs.

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