H.R.5895 - Graduate Success Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-33] (Introduced 06/05/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||09/26/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5895 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/05/2012)
Graduate Success Act - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to pay the interest that accrues on unsubsidized Federal Family Education Loans (FFELs) and Direct Loans (DLs) that are deferred due to a student borrower's lack of full-time employment.
Requires the Secretary to pay the interest that accrues on Federal Consolidation Loans that are in deferment due to a borrower's lack of full-time employment, provided the application for such a loan is received on or after this Act's enactment.
Directs the Secretary to pay the interest that accrues on FFELs and DLs that are subject to income-based repayment provisions and are in deferment due to a borrower's lack of full-time employment.
Limits these interest-free deferment periods to those occurring on or after this Act's enactment and covering no more than three years of full-time unemployment.