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H.R. 1635: Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act

Sep 5, 2018 at 5:51 p.m. ET. On Passage of the Bill in the House.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1635 (115th) in the House.

H.R. 1635 amends the loan counseling requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965 to promote greater financial literacy in the following ways:

  • Ensuring borrowers who participate in the federal loan program receive interactive counseling each year that reflects their individual borrowing situation before they accept their loan;
  • Providing awareness about the financial obligations students and parents are accumulating by requiring borrowers to consent each year before receiving federal student loans;
  • Informing low-income students about the terms and conditions of the Pell Grant program through annual counseling that will be provided to all grant recipients, and;
  • Directing the Secretary of Education to maintain and disseminate a consumer-tested, online counseling tool that institutions can use to provide annual loan counseling, exit counseling, and annual Pell Grant counseling.

Source: Republican Policy Committee


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Yea 95%
Nay 1%
Not Voting 4%

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