Text: H.R.3026 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/24/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3026


To require that a College Scorecard be maintained for each institution of higher education that participates in programs under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 24, 2019

Mrs. Trahan introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


A BILL

To require that a College Scorecard be maintained for each institution of higher education that participates in programs under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “The College Data Access Act”.

SEC. 2. College scorecard required.

(a) In general.—The Secretary of Education shall maintain and annually update the College Scorecard described in subsection (b).

(b) College scorecard described.—The College Scorecard described in this subsection is the online tool maintained by the Department of Education as of the date of the enactment of this Act that allows users—

(1) to view certain data relating to each institution of higher education eligible to participate in programs under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070 et seq.), including institution and program-level data on the net costs of attendance, transfer and enrollment rates, graduation rates, average student loan debt, threshold earnings, and average earnings after graduation; and

(2) to compare such institutions and programs based on such data.

SEC. 3. Display of College Scorecard by institutions of higher education.

Section 487(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1094(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(30) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the institution will prominently display, on the home page of the institution’s website, a link to the most recent version of the institution’s College Scorecard as maintained by the Department of Education pursuant to section 2 of the College Data Access Act, or any successor to such online tool.

“(B) Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to an institution that is a junior or community college.”.

SEC. 4. Effective date.

Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect on the date that is 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.