S. 440: PRE ED Act of 2013

Mar 04, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Mark Begich
Junior Senator from Alaska
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S. 2181 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 08, 2012


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 4, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Mar 04, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 04, 2013
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0% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

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Full Title

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for loan forgiveness for early childhood educators, and for other purposes.


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Library of Congress Summary

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Preparing and Reinvesting in Early Education Act of 2013 or the PRE ED Act of 2013 - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include early childhood educators in the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) and Direct Loan (DL) forgiveness programs for teachers.
Makes early childhood educators eligible for FFEL or DL forgiveness if they are not in default on the loan being forgiven and have: (1) been employed as a full-time early childhood educator for five consecutive complete school years or a comparable period, as determined by the Secretary of Education; and (2) obtained an associate or baccalaureate degree in early childhood education prior to that period of service.
Caps at $25,000 the amount of an early childhood educator's FFEL or DL that may be forgiven.
Includes early childhood educators with associate degrees in early childhood development, early child education, or a related field in the program providing FFEL forgiveness for service in areas of national need. (Currently, early childhood educators are required to have completed a baccalaureate or advanced degree in such a field to qualify for participation in that program.)

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