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H.R. 3418 – Protecting Our pupils by Terminating Graduate Rates that Add to Debt Act

Sponsor: Rep. Chu, Judy D-CA
Cosponsors: 16 (0 R; 16 D)
Introduced: 06/21/2019
NASFAA research & Coverage: This bill would reinstate subsidized loan eligibility for graduate and professional pupils.

H.R. 3353 – Parent PLUS Loan Improvement Act of 2019

Sponsor: Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. D-OH
Cosponsors: 15 (1 R; 14 D)
Introduced: 06/19/2019
NASFAA Analysis & Coverage: This bill would expand income-contingent and income-based payment plan eligibility to Parent PLUS loans.

S. 1845 – Whether It’s Sufficient For the Banking Institutions, It’s Adequate For Students Act

Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff D-OR
Cosponsors: 2 (0 R; 2 D)
Introduced: 06/13/2019
NASFAA research & Coverage: This bill would allow pupils to refinance federal loans during the exact same interest levels given that loans banking institutions get from the government that is federal. The interest that is refinanced could be fixed when it comes to amount of the mortgage.

H.R. 3257 – Education Loan Fairness Act

Sponsor: Rep. Bass, Karen D-CA
Cosponsors: 20 (0 R; 20 D)
Introduced: 06/13/2019
NASFAA research & Coverage: This bill would reform direct loan interest prices, loan payment, and loan forgiveness. It might establish a 10/10 Loan Repayment Arrange for which monthly obligations will be set at 10% of the debtor’s modified revenues beyond 150% of this poverty line. Borrowers can put on to have as much as $45,520 of pupil financial obligation forgiven after a decade of consecutive re re payments. This forgiven financial obligation would be excluded from taxable earnings. The bill would additionally cap direct loan interest rates at 3.4per cent. It could decrease the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) payment criteria from 120 to 60 consecutive monthly premiums. The balance would provide the selection for borrowers to combine their personal loans under federal direct loan consolidation.

H.R. 3150 – Rural and Underserved Residencies to Attract Physicians that is long-term Act

Sponsor: Rep. Watkins, Steve R-KS
Cosponsors: 1 (0 R; 1 D)
Introduced: 06/05/2019
NASFAA Analysis & Coverage: This bill would offer deferment that is interest-free figuratively speaking for borrowers serving in a few medical or dental internships or residency programs.

H.R. 3139 – giving support to the training occupation through Revitalizing assets in important Educators Act

Sponsor: Rep. Norcross, Donald D-NJ
Cosponsors: 1 (0 R; 1 D)
Introduced: 06/05/2019
NASFAA research & Coverage: This bill would reform TEACH funds and loan forgiveness for instructors. Under this bill, instructors whom hold jobs in English as being a 2nd language, unique training, STEM, or job and technical training, could be eligible for a yearly 15% financial obligation forgiveness through the first 5 years of payment and also have their full financial obligation forgiven within their sixth 12 months of payment. For instructors that do maybe perhaps maybe not hold a posture in those topics, they could qualify a yearly 10% forgiveness for the very very first six several years of payment and get debt that is full inside their seventh 12 months of payment. The bill would explain that potential or present early youth instructors could make an application for A train grant to get a degree that is graduate.

H.R. 3102 – Helping people Get a advanced schooling while Reducing Education Debt (HIGHER ED) Act

Sponsor: Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. D-OR
Cosponsors: 0
Introduced: 06/05/2019
NASFAA research & Coverage: This bill would reinstate loan that is subsidized for graduate and professional pupils and will allow pupil financial obligation to be released under bankruptcy. Under this bill, borrowers could refinance Direct loans and refinance FFEL loans as refinanced loans that are direct. Furthermore, this bill would begin a Federal Direct Refinanced Private Loan Program which will enable borrowers to refinance personal loans to truly have the exact exact same terms and conditions as federal direct unsubsidized loans. The balance would reform loan forgiveness programs by expanding eligibility for adjunct faculty and would offer 50% financial obligation forgiveness to pupils whom make 60 consecutive payments that are monthly people Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) system. If enacted, partial forgiveness would be retroactive. This bill would also lessen the amount of repayment plan choices: borrowers might have the possibility for a standard 10-year payment plan, or an income-based payment plan. Income-based payment plans is extended as much as 25 years while the modified gross earnings limit to be eligible for $0 month-to-month loan re payments is increased from 150 to 225percent for the nationwide poverty degree.

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