Text: H.R.4380 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/18/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4380


To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to clarify requirements for disclosure of transfer of credit policies.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 18, 2019

Mr. Castro of Texas (for himself and Mr. Marchant) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


A BILL

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to clarify requirements for disclosure of transfer of credit policies.

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 “Transparency for Transfer Students Act” .

SEC. 2. Transfer of credit policies.

Section 485(h)(1) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1092(h)(1)) is amended—

(1) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A)—

(A) by inserting “on the website of the institution and in at least one other relevant publication (such as a course catalogue)” after “publicly disclose”; and

(B) by inserting “, easy to find,” after “readable”;

(2) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period at the end and inserting the following: “, including a link to the website of each institution of higher education on such list and a link to or an explanation of the provisions of each such articulation agreement; and”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

    “(C) a list of transfer-related resources and information not otherwise provided under subparagraphs (A) and (B) that the institution provides (such as deadlines, financial aid information, and relevant staff contact information).”.