Summary: S.2796 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/11/2014)

Working Student Act of 2014 - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to increase the income protection allowance for academic year 2015-2016 to:

  • $8,451 for dependent students;
  • $13,135 for independent students without dependents other than a spouse who are single, separated, or married when both spouses are enrolled; and
  • $21,060 for independent students without dependents other than a spouse if only one of the spouses is enrolled.

Increases for academic year 2015-2016 the income protection allowances for independent students with dependents other than a spouse. (These allowances vary depending on the number of such dependents.)

Provides for cost-of-living adjustments to such income protection allowances after academic year 2015-2016. (An income protection allowance is the amount excluded from a student's income in determining the student's need for assistance under title IV.)