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H.R. 3177: Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act

Title: Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act

Introduced: Jul 23, 2015 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. Joseph J. Heck [R-NV3]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.

Summary: Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require the Department of Education to provide for the use of tax information from the second preceding tax year (the "prior, prior year") to determine a student's financial aid eligibility. It requires data sharing between the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Education, pursuant to taxpayer consent.

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