H.R.5814 - Match Veterans to Student Loan Protections Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6] (Introduced 07/14/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/19/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5814 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/14/2016)
Match Veterans to Student Loan Protections Act
This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify the federal student loan discharge process for a veteran who has a total and permanent disability.
Specifically, it directs the Department of Education (ED) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement a computer matching program for ED to identify the borrowers who have been assigned a service-connected disability rating of 100% by the VA.
ED must notify such borrowers of their eligibility for federal student loan discharge and provide simple instructions for applying.