H.R.2679 - Match Veterans to Student Loan Protections Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6] (Introduced 05/25/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/25/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2679 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/25/2017)
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: (1) have been assigned a service-connected disability rating of 100% by the VA, or (2) are unemployable due to a service-connected condition.
ED must notify such borrowers of their eligibility for federal student loan discharge and provide simple instructions for applying.