H.R.4415 - Early Pell Promise Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] (Introduced 02/01/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/23/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4415 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/01/2016)
Early Pell Promise Act
This bill amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Department of Education to carry out a program of grants to state educational agencies under which a student who is in eighth grade and is eligible for a free or reduced price lunch under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act may be provided a commitment to receive a Federal Pell Grant early in the student's academic career.
Pursuant to such a commitment, the student shall receive a Pell Grant during the first two years of attendance at an institution of higher education (IHE) as an undergraduate if the student:
- files the FAFSA form during the senior year of secondary school and the succeeding year, and
- enrolls at the IHE not later than three years after receiving a secondary school diploma or after release from the Armed Forces.
A student may not receive the early Pell Grant for a succeeding year if the expected family contribution for either year is more than twice the threshold amount for Pell Grant eligibility for that year.