H.R.3516 - Reduce Barriers to College Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] (Introduced 07/27/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/27/2017 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3516 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/27/2017)
Reduce Barriers to College Act
This bill requires the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to ensure that the implemented authentication processes used for all current and future online applications provide the level of assurance required by National Institute of Standards and Technology standards for the determined level of authentication risk.
Within 90 days of the enactment of this bill, the IRS must establish an online portal for individuals to request that a verification of nonfiling for any taxable year be submitted to the Department of Education as part of the process of completing the individual's Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The portal must authenticate an individual's identity using a valid Social Security number and any one of several documents specified in the bill.
The bill amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to permit certain independent students applying for federal student aid using the simplified needs test to obtain a verification of nonfiling from the IRS in lieu of certifying that the student (and the student's spouse, if any) is not required to file a federal income tax return.