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H.R. 3835: Eliminating the Hidden Student Loan Tax Act

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 26, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3835

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 26, 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 eliminate origination fees for Federal Direct Loans.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Eliminating the Hidden Student Loan Tax Act.

2.

Elimination of origination fees for Federal Direct Loans

(a)

Sense of Congress

It is the sense of Congress that no origination fees should be charged on any future Federal Direct Loans.

(b)

Repeal of origination fees

Subsection (c) of section 455 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087e(c)) is repealed.

(c)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (b) shall apply with respect to loans made under part D of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087a et seq.) for which the first disbursement of principal is made, or, in the case of a Federal Direct Consolidation Loan, the application is received, on or after July 1, 2017.