H.R. 4170 (112th): Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012


Mar 8, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 8, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Hansen Clarke

Representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 8, 2012
Length: 18 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To increase purchasing power, strengthen economic recovery, and restore fairness in financing higher education in the United States through student loan forgiveness, caps on interest rates on Federal student loans, and refinancing opportunities for private borrowers, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/8/2012--Introduced.Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012 - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a 10/10 Loan Repayment Plan that allows borrowers of ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 8, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4170”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


24 cosponsors (24D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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Primary Source

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