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Making Education Affordable Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to make college affordable and accessible.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
03/23/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date
03/23/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]* 03/23/2017
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]* 03/23/2017
Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN]* 03/23/2017
Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA] 09/26/2017

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions03/23/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (03/23/2017)

Making Education Affordable Act

This bill amends title VII (Graduate and Postsecondary Improvement Programs) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to reauthorize through FY2018 the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) program.

The bill also authorizes new grants under the FIPSE program. Specifically, the Department of Education may award grants to institutions of higher education for dual or concurrent enrollment programs or early college high school programs that allow high school students to earn college credits.