S. 634: Service Members Student Loan Relief Act

Mar 21, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Jon Tester
Senior Senator from Montana
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Mar 21, 2013
9 pages

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Introduced Mar 21, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 21, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...

1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

A bill to allow members of the Armed Forces and National Guard to defer principal on Federal student loans for a certain period in connection with receipt of orders for mobilization for war or national emergency, and for other purposes.


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2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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Service Members Student Loan Relief Act - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to allow members of the Armed Forces and National Guard to defer payments of principal on their Federal Family Education Loans, Direct Loans, and Perkins Loans for the period (up to 180 days) beginning on the date they receive a call or order to duty in connection with a war, military operation, or national emergency and ending on their first day of service.
(Currently, the payment of principal on those loans is also deferred during their period of service and for the 180-day period after their demobilization date.)
Allows individuals whose call to duty is cancelled before their first day of service: (1) due to a service training injury, to defer payments of principal on those loans through what would have been their period of service; and (2) for a reason other than a service training injury, to defer payments of principal on those loans for 14 days after that cancellation.

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