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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Student Right to Know Before You Go Act of 2017

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To establish a new higher education data system to allow for more accurate, complete, and secure data on student retention, graduation, and earnings outcomes, at all levels of postsecondary enrollment, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
11/29/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date All Actions
12/07/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
11/29/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
11/29/2017Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Veterans' Affairs, and Ways and Means, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/29/2017Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Veterans' Affairs, and Ways and Means, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/29/2017Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Veterans' Affairs, and Ways and Means, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/29/2017Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Veterans' Affairs, and Ways and Means, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/29/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (5)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-8]* 11/29/2017
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]* 11/29/2017
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 11/29/2017
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17] 01/10/2018
Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26] 07/31/2018

Committees (4)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Education and the Workforce11/29/2017 Referred to
House Armed Services11/29/2017 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel12/07/2017 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs11/29/2017 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity11/29/2017 Referred to
House Ways and Means11/29/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (11/29/2017)

Student Right to Know Before You Go Act of 2017

This bill requires the National Center for Education Statistics to establish and maintain a new higher education data system. The Center must use the system to calculate student education, debt-related, and earning metrics (e.g., student graduation rates, transfer rates, rates of continuation to subsequent levels of education, dropout rates, loan debt amounts, loan repayment rates, and debt-to-earnings ratios) for each institution of higher education (IHE) that participates in federal student aid programs. The metrics must be disaggregated and separately provided on the basis of specified categories.

The system must meet requirements for minimizing privacy and security risks.

The bill provides for the transition from the existing Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System to the new higher education data system.

The Department of Education (ED) must publish the metrics and post the metrics on its website. Within five years, an IHE that participates in federal student aid programs must display links on its website to ED's website that provides metrics data.