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Stopping Unfair Collateral Consequences from Ending Student Success Act

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A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to repeal the suspension of eligibility for grants, loans, and work assistance for drug-related offenses.

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Date Actions Overview
02/11/2016Introduced in Senate

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02/11/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]* 02/11/2016
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] 02/25/2016
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] 04/28/2016

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Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions02/11/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (02/11/2016)

Stopping Unfair Collateral Consequences from Ending Student Success Act or the SUCCESS Act

This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify federal student aid eligibility criteria.

Specifically, the legislation repeals a provision that suspends a student's federal student aid eligibility for a one-year, two-year, or indefinite period following that student's first, second, or third drug offense.

Additionally, it prohibits the Department of Education from including on any federal financial aid form (e.g., the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) a question about an applicant's prior drug offense convictions.