S. 2859: College Access Act of 2016

A bill to establish a competitive grant program to incentivize States to implement comprehensive reforms and innovative strategies to significantly improve postsecondary outcomes for low-income and first generation college students, including increasing postsecondary enrollment and graduation rates, to reduce the need of postsecondary students for remedial education, to increase alignment of high school and postsecondary education, and to promote innovation in postsecondary education, and for other purposes.

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Apr 27, 2016


Referred to Committee on Apr 27, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 27, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Alan “Al” Franken

Junior Senator from Minnesota



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Last Updated: Apr 27, 2016
Length: 30 pages


Apr 27, 2016

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Reported by Committee

Passed Senate

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 2859 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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