H.R.1277 - College Aid Made EZ Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Emanuel, Rahm [D-IL-5] (Introduced 03/14/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||04/18/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1277 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/14/2005)
College Aid Made EZ Act - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to revise and simplify the Federal student aid application process, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Provides for: (1) a FAFSA-EZ form with fewer pages and questions; (2) a pre-FAFSA process, allowing application for HEA student assistance one year earlier, in junior year of high school; (3) greater Internet access to FAFSA forms; (4) more students qualifying for using a simplified form; and (5) automatic qualification for a simplified form for those students eligible for specified Federal programs, including school lunches.
Reduces the types of income and benefits which are considered untaxed for purposes of student assistance need analysis. Removes specified requirements relating to suspension of student aid eligibility due to drug-related offenses. Revises requirements relating to income protection allowances and student contributions from available income.