H.R.2535 - College Literacy in Finance and Economics Act of 2011

To require financial literacy and economic education counseling for student borrowers, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: College Literacy in Finance and Economics Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Official: To require financial literacy and economic education counseling for student borrowers, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: College LIFE Act as introduced.

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07/14/11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sheila Jackson Lee

D-TX

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Official Summary

College Literacy in Finance and Economics Act of 2011 or College LIFE Act - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education (IHEs) to provide student borrowers under the Federal Family Education Loan, Direct Loan, and Perk

Official Summary

College Literacy in Finance and Economics Act of 2011 or College LIFE Act - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education (IHEs) to provide student borrowers under the Federal Family Education Loan, Direct Loan, and Perkins Loan programs with financial literacy counseling within 45 days of their first receipt of such a loan and prior to the completion of their studies or when they leave school. Requires student borrowers to receive at least four hours of counseling on each occasion. Makes such counseling requirements inapplicable to borrowers of consolidation loans. Requires financial literacy counseling to include information on student financial aid, banking, budgeting and saving, credit and debt management, credit cards and products, investing, credit scores, housing, taxes, and responsible financial decision making. Directs the Secretary of Education to develop a curriculum that IHEs may use to fulfill this Act's requirements.

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