Text: H.R.6033 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6033


To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to increase the period of eligibility for Federal Pell Grants, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 28, 2020

Mrs. Lawrence (for herself, Mr. Neguse, Mr. DeFazio, Ms. Tlaib, Mr. Khanna, and Mr. Thompson of Mississippi) 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 increase the period of eligibility for Federal Pell Grants, 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 “Pell to Grad Act”.

SEC. 2. Period of eligibility for grants.

Section 401 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070a) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a), by inserting “or as a postbaccalaureate student in accordance with subsection (c)(1),” after “as an undergraduate,”; and

(2) in subsection (c)—

(A) by amending paragraph (1) to read as follows:

“(1) The period during which a student may receive Federal Pell Grants shall be the period required for the completion of the first undergraduate baccalaureate course of study being pursued by that student at the institution at which the student is in attendance except that—

“(A) any period during which the student is enrolled in a noncredit or remedial course of study as defined in paragraph (2) shall not be counted for the purpose of this paragraph; and

“(B) the period during which a student may receive Federal Pell Grants shall also include the period required for the completion of the first postbaccalaureate course of study at an eligible institution that meets the definition of institution of higher education in section 101, in a case in which—

“(i) the student received a Federal Pell Grant during the period required for the completion of the student’s first undergraduate baccalaureate course of study for at least 1 but fewer than 16 semesters, or the equivalent of at least 1 but fewer than 16 semesters, as determined under paragraph (5);

“(ii) the student would otherwise be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, but for the completion of such baccalaureate course of study; and

“(iii) the period during which the student receives Federal Pell Grants does not exceed the student’s duration limits under paragraph (5).”; and

(B) in paragraph (5), by striking “12” each place it appears and inserting “16”.


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