H.R. 618: Student Loan Default Prevention Act

Feb 12, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Michael Michaud
Representative for Maine's 2nd congressional district
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Feb 12, 2013
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H.R. 3624 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 08, 2011


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 12, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Feb 12, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 12, 2013
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1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

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Full Title

To authorize the Secretary of Education to enter into voluntary, flexible agreements with certain guarantee agencies to provide delinquency prevention and default aversion services for borrowers and potential borrowers of Federal Direct Loans under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.


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5 cosponsors (5D) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Student Loan Default Prevention Act - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education, upon the request of an eligible guaranty agency, to enter into or revise a voluntary, flexible agreement with that agency to provide services to borrowers and potential borrowers of Federal Family Education Loans (FFELs) or Direct Loans (DLs).
Treats guaranty agencies as eligible to participate in such agreements if they have extensive and relevant experience and demonstrated effectiveness in providing such services.
Authorizes those guaranty agencies to provide services that include: (1) delinquency prevention and default aversion activities, (2) collecting defaulted loans, (3) monitoring institutions that participate in the DL program, (4) training financial aid officials, and (5) informational outreach to schools and students that supports access to higher education and financial literacy.
Requires the Secretary to pay fees to such agencies that are cost neutral and take into account the savings projected from the provision of such services.

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