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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Protecting Students from Worthless Degrees Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide consumer protections for students.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
12/30/2012Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date
01/02/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
12/30/2012Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/30/2012Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/30/2012Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/30/2012Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (3)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 12/30/2012
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7]* 12/30/2012
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 12/30/2012

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and the Workforce12/30/2012 Referred to
House Armed Services12/30/2012 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs12/30/2012 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity01/02/2013 Referred to

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Introduced in House (12/30/2012)

Protecting Students from Worthless Degrees Act - Makes any institution of higher education (IHE) postsecondary program designed to prepare students for a recognized occupation or profession requiring licensing or other entry pre-conditions ineligible to participate in a federal financial assistance program, unless it meets specified student consumer protection requirements.

Requires each program to: (1) fully prepare students to satisfy those entry pre-conditions in the state in which the program is operated and in any state the program claims a successful program graduate will be prepared to work in the particular occupation or profession involved; (2) provide timely placement of students in required pre-licensure positions, such as internships or apprenticeships; and (3) meet specialized state accreditation requirements, or notify students if the program has not yet been fully accredited.

Requires an IHE to notify out-of-state applicants as to whether or not its program satisfies the requirements of the applicant's state.