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Text of the Foster Youth Higher Education Opportunities Act

This bill was introduced on December 6, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Dec 6, 2012 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3665

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 6, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Franken, Mr. Levin, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Begich, Mr. Rockefeller, and Ms. Landrieu) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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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3.

Information for foster youth on Department website

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:

(5)

Information for foster youth on department website

The Secretary shall include on the Department's website 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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