IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
October 5, 2017
Mr. Durbin (for himself and Mr. Franken) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To amend section 455(m) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 in order to allow adjunct faculty members to qualify for public service loan forgiveness.
This Act may be cited as the
Adjunct Faculty Loan Fairness Act of 2017.
Loan forgiveness for adjunct faculty
Section 455(m)(3)(B)(ii) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087e(m)(3)(B)(ii)) is amended—
teaching as and inserting the following:
, foreign language faculty, and part-time faculty at community colleges), as determined by the Secretary. and inserting
and foreign language faculty), as determined by the Secretary; or; and
by adding at the end the following:
as a part-time faculty member or instructor who—
teaches not less than 1 course at an institution of higher education (as defined in section 101(a)), a postsecondary vocational institution (as defined in section 102(c)), or a Tribal College or University (as defined in section 316(b)); and
is not employed on a full-time basis by any other employer.