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S. 1927: Adjunct Faculty Loan Fairness Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 5, 2017 (Introduced).


II

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1927

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 5, 2017

(for himself and Mr. Franken) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Adjunct Faculty Loan Fairness Act of 2017.

2.

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—

(1)

by striking teaching as and inserting the following:

teaching—

(I)

as

;

(2)

by striking , 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

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(II)

as a part-time faculty member or instructor who—

(aa)

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

(bb)

is not employed on a full-time basis by any other employer.

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