S. 2032 (112th): POST Act

Introduced:
Jan 23, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Richard Durbin
Senior Senator from Illinois
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 23, 2012
Length
9 pages
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Status

This bill was introduced on January 23, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 23, 2012
Referred to Committee Jan 23, 2012
 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 regarding proprietary institutions of higher education in order to protect students and taxpayers.

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Cosponsors
5 cosponsors (4D, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/23/2012--Introduced.
Protecting Our Students and Taxpayers Act or POST Act - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require proprietary institutions of higher education to derive at least 15% of their revenue from sources other than federal funds or become ineligible for title IV funding. (Currently, the 90/10 rule requires these schools to derive at least 10% of their revenue from sources other than title IV or become ineligible for title IV funding.)
Defines "federal funds" as federal financial assistance provided through a grant, contract, subsidy, loan, guarantee, insurance, or other means to a proprietary institution, including federal financial assistance that is provided to an institution on behalf of a student or to a student to attend the institution. Excludes monthly housing stipends provided under the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance program from consideration as federal funds.
Limits what a proprietary institution may treat as revenue to the school in calculating whether it derives at least 15% of its revenue from non-federal funds.

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