H.R. 6669 (112th): Foster Youth Higher Education Opportunities Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Dec 13, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6669

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 13, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Rangel, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Ms. Jackson Lee of Texas, Ms. Norton, Ms. Bass of California, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Towns, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Fattah, Mr. Clay, Ms. Richardson, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Schiff, and Ms. Lee of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide information to foster youth on their potential eligibility for Federal student aid.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Foster Youth Higher Education Opportunities Act.

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Informing foster youth of their potential eligibility for Federal student aid

Section 483 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1090) is amended by adding at the end the following:

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Informing foster youth of their potential eligibility for Federal student aid

The Secretary shall inform each student who indicates on a FAFSA form, in either paper or electronic format, that the student is a foster youth or was in the foster care system of the student's potential eligibility for Federal student aid, including the specific Federal programs under which such student may be eligible to receive assistance such as the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program under section 477 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 677).

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Information for foster youth on Department Web site

Section 485E(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1092f(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

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Information for foster youth on department Web site

The Secretary shall include on the Department's Web site information for foster youth regarding such youth's potential eligibility for Federal student aid, including the specific Federal programs under which such youth may be eligible to receive assistance.

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