S.553 - Court Legal Access and Student Support (CLASS) Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 03/07/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/07/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.553 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/07/2017)
Court Legal Access and Student Support (CLASS) Act of 2017
This bill makes procedures for the enforcement of arbitration agreements inapplicable to an enrollment agreement between a student and an institution of higher education (IHE).
The bill also amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to forbid an IHE that participates in federal student aid programs, including work-study programs, from requiring a student to agree to any restriction on the student's ability to pursue a claim, individually or with others, against it in court.