S.2250 - America's College Promise Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] (Introduced 07/24/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/24/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2250 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/24/2019)
America's College Promise Act of 2019
This bill provides funding and establishes grants for states, Native American tribes, historically black colleges and universities, tribal colleges and universities, and minority-serving institutions.
Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Education to award grants to eligible states and Native American tribes to pay the federal share (75% of the average resident community college tuition and fees per student) of a program that provides funds to community colleges for waiving resident tuition and fees.
The bill also requires each state to ensure that a participating institution offers academic credits that are fully transferable to a four-year institution.
In addition, the bill establishes a grant program to encourage certain minority group students to enroll in and complete baccalaureate programs by requiring a university that receives grant funding to waive or significantly reduce tuition and fees for such students.