H.R. 3082: FAFSA Translation Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 27, 2017 (Introduced).

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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3082

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 27, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to translate the FAFSA into foreign languages, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the FAFSA Translation Act.

2.

Translation of FAFSA into foreign languages

Section 483(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1090(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(13)

Translation into foreign languages

The Secretary shall—

(A)

translate the forms developed under this subsection into not fewer than 11 foreign languages, to be determined by the Secretary; and

(B)

make the translated forms available to applicants in paper and electronic formats.

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3.

Effective date

The amendment made by section 2 shall take effect on the date that is five years after the date of the enactment of this Act.