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Short Titles as Introduced

Helping Our Students Communicate Act of 2009

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Official Title as Introduced

To expand the teacher loan forgiveness provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include speech-language pathologists.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/06/2009Introduced in House

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Date All Actions
03/16/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
01/06/2009Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/06/2009Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (9)


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Education and Labor01/06/2009 Referred to
House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness03/16/2009 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/06/2009)

Helping Our Students Communicate Act of 2009 - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to assume or cancel loans made under the Federal Family Education Loan or the Direct Loan programs to individuals who have been employed for five consecutive complete school years as full-time speech-language pathologists: (1) principally at elementary and secondary schools whose enrollment of disadvantaged students exceeds 30%; and (2) have at least a graduate degree in speech-language pathology, or communication sciences and disorders.

Caps loan forgiveness at $17,500.

Limits the benefits of this Act to new borrowers on or after the date that is 90 days after the date of this Act's enactment.