H.R.1390 - Part-time Student Assistance Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] (Introduced 03/17/2005)|
|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.1390 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/17/2005)
Part-time Student Assistance Act - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide access and assistance to increase college attendance and completion by part-time students.
Exempts from student aid need formula determinations earnings up to: (1) $9,000 by dependent students; (2) $12,000 by independent students with no dependents (other than spouse); and (3) $12,000 by independent students with dependents (other than spouse). Provides for a formula for a revised table of income protection allowances. Exempts earned income credits from the calculation of income.
Revises and expands a program (child care access means parents in school) which provides grants to institutions of higher education for child care assistance for low-income students.
Directs the Secretary of Education to establish a year-round Pell grant pilot program.
Authorizes a demonstration program to create a holistic approach to addressing the needs of part-time students. Allows such program to: (1) be at up to 150 associates and bachelors degree-granting institutions; and (2) include grants, leveraging funds from non-Federal sources, comprehensive child care, and better tailored remedial course programs.