Text: H.R.1522 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 110th Congress]
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[H.R. 1522 Introduced in House (IH)]







110th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1522

 To promote the availability and use of the Federal student financial 
              aid website of the Department of Education.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 14, 2007

  Mr. Keller of Florida (for himself and Mr. Cuellar) introduced the 
 following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and 
                                 Labor

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                                 A BILL


 
 To promote the availability and use of the Federal student financial 
              aid website of the Department of Education.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``One-stop Student Financial Aid 
Information Act of 2007''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds the following:
            (1) Students and parents often have trouble finding all of 
        the information they need to make an informed decision about 
        financial aid options for college in one easy-to-use location.
            (2) The Federal student financial aid website of the 
        Department of Education (www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov) is a 
        useful and effective website for learning about and applying 
        for financial aid.
            (3) The Federal student financial aid website is not well 
        advertised or easy to find when searching the web or the 
        Department of Education website for financial aid information.

SEC. 3. IMPROVED INFORMATION CONCERNING THE FEDERAL STUDENT FINANCIAL 
              AID WEBSITE.

    Section 131 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1015) is 
amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(e) Promotion of the Department of Education Federal Student 
Financial Aid Website.--The Secretary--
            ``(1) shall display a link to the Federal student financial 
        aid website of the Department of Education 
        (www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov) in a prominent place on the 
        homepage of the Department of Education website (www.ed.gov); 
        and
            ``(2) may use administrative funds available for the 
        Department's operations and expenses for purposes of 
        advertising and other promotion of the availability of the 
        Federal student financial aid website.
    ``(f) Promotion of Availability of Information Concerning Student 
Financial Aid Programs of Other Departments and Agencies.--
            ``(1) Collection and posting of information.--The Secretary 
        shall collect and post the eligibility requirements, 
        application procedures, financial terms and conditions, and 
        other relevant information for each non-departmental student 
        financial assistance program.
            ``(2) Manner of posting.--The information required by 
        paragraph (1)--
                    ``(A) shall be easily accessible through the 
                Federal student financial aid website required by 
                subsection (e)(1);
                    ``(B) shall be incorporated into the search matrix 
                on such website on pages pertaining to other options 
                for financial aid; and
                    ``(C) shall clearly describe the programs in a 
                manner that permits students and parents to readily 
                identify the programs that are appropriate to their 
                needs and eligibility.
            ``(3) Agency response.--Each Federal department and agency 
        shall promptly respond to surveys or other requests for the 
        information required by paragraph (1) and shall identify for 
        the Secretary any non-departmental student financial assistance 
        program operated, sponsored, or supported by such Federal 
        department or agency.
            ``(4) Definition.--For purposes of this subsection, the 
        term `non-departmental student financial assistance program' 
        means any grant, loan, scholarship, fellowship, or other form 
        of financial aid for students pursuing a postsecondary 
        education that is--
                    ``(A) distributed directly to the student or to the 
                student's account at the institution of higher 
                education; and
                    ``(B) operated, sponsored, or supported by a 
                Federal department or agency other than the Department 
                of Education.''.
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