H.R.1421 - Territories College Access Act117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Del. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large] (Introduced 02/26/2021)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/26/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1421 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/26/2021)
Territories College Access Act
This bill establishes a grant program to cover the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees for students who are residents of an outlying area (i.e., American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, or the Virgin Islands) and who attend a public institution of higher education located in a state, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
A student on whose behalf a grant is made must maintain full-time employment within the outlying area for at least two years. Further, a student who completes less than the required two years of employment must repay the grant, or the grant must be treated as a loan that is subject to repayment.
Lastly, the Government Accountability Office must report on the program's effectiveness in expanding educational opportunities for these students.