Summary: S.1352 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate without amendment (05/10/2016)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to eliminate the expected family contribution (EFC) used to determine financial need in the case of a Pell Grant-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty as a police officer, firefighter, or other public safety officer. Such student is eligible to receive an automatic zero EFC and qualify for the maximum Pell Grant award if the student was less than 24 years old or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of the parent or guardian's death.

(Sec. 4) It specifies procedures for determining the budgetary effects of this bill for compliance with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Act of 2010.