On this page, you'll find proposals that modify the existing campus-based aid programs, which include the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work Study (FWS), and the Federal Perkins Loan program.
For campus-based aid proposals from the previous sessions of Congress, visit the Legislative Tracker Archive: Campus-Based Programs.
Sponsor: Rep. Neguse [D-CO]
Sponsor: Sen. Hassan [D-NH]
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: This will would create a competency-based education (CBE) demonstration project that would allow institutions, selected by the Department of Education (ED), to request a waiver of, or flexibility on, certain statutory and regulatory requirements in order for them to award Title IV aid under a CBE model. ED would be required to conduct outreach to institutions eligible to take part in the program. The bill would also create a CBE council which would be charged with conducting a study on ongoing innovation and development of CBE programs, as well as make recommendations to Congress that would update standard definitions and/or address the metrics of a CBE program.
Sponsor: Rep. Morelle [D-NY]
Cosponsors: 6 (5D; 1R)
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: The Campus Act would create a matching Emergency Financial Aid Grant program, with the Federal share being a maximum of 50% of the program. The grant would be available to students facing financial challenges during their course of study due to situations such as, loss of employment, child care, or housing, food insecurity, death of a parent or guardian, or a medical condition.
Sponsor: Rep. Castro [D-TX]
Cosponsors: 2 (1D; 1R)
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: This bill would amend the federal work study program to include child development and early learning as community service eligible opportunities.
Sponsor: Rep. Davidson [R-OH]
Cosponsors: 6 (4D; 2R)
NASFAA Analysis & Coverage: The bipartisan Educational Opportunity and Success Act of 2019 would adjust TRIO eligibility criteria to align with FAFSA requirements so that students’ FAFSA information can be used to determine TRIO eligibility. For example, Pell eligibility would be used as a marker for to determine TRIO income eligibility.
Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand (D-NY)
Co-Sponsors: 3 (3 R; 0 D)
NASFAA Analysis & Coverage: This bill would allow students to work full-time hours in a work-study position and would impose restrictions on the nature of all work performed under the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program. The bill would add a new requirement, applicable to all FWS employment, that all work performed under FWS must comply with the requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which took effect in 2016.
Publication Date: 11/13/2019