Legislative Tracker: Campus-Based Programs

Legislative Tracker Logo 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.

 

 

H.R.8343 — Opportunities for Success Act of 2022

Sponsor: Rep. Bonamici [D-OR]
Cosponsors: 3 (3D; 0R)
Introduced: 07/13/2022
NASFAA Summary  & Analysis: This bill would reform the FWS formula by revising the distribution formula to allocate FWS funds based on the total Pell Grant funding an institution receives relative to other participating institutions as well as their share of total undergraduate and graduate student need across all institutions.

 

H.R.8363 — Earning Experience Act of 2022

Sponsor: Rep. Kilmer [D-WA]
Cosponsors: 3 (3D; 0R)
Introduced: 07/13/2022
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: This bill establishes a new pilot grant program alongside and with similar goals to the Federal Work-Study Program. Institutions who receive these funds would have to use them to support students with exceptional need to perform jobs in in-demand industry sectors.

 

H.R. 8112 — Federal Work-Study Improvement Act 

Sponsor: Rep. Keller [R-PA]
Cosponsors: 1 (0D; 1R)
Introduced: 06/16/2022
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: This bill would amend the Higher Education Act to equally consider the federal share of Federal Work-Study funding at all institutions of higher education. Currently, funding is allocated by fiscal information submitted by institutions as well as historical institutional funding and number of eligible students.

 

S.2800 — Community College to Career Fund in Higher Education Act

Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth [D-IL]
Cosponsors: 6 (6D; 0R)
Introduced: 09/22/2021
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: This bill would support partnerships between technical colleges, community colleges and businesses that train students for careers in high-demand fields by creating a competitive grant program to support partnerships between two-year colleges and businesses. These partnerships will focus on job training-related efforts, such as registered apprenticeships, on-the-job training opportunities and paid internships for low-income students that allow them simultaneously to earn credit for work-based learning in a high-skill field.

 

S.2625 — CCAMPIS Reauthorization Act

Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth [D-IL]
Cosponsors: 13 (13D; 0R)
Introduced: 08/05/2021
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: This bill would reauthorize the Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools (CCAMPIS) program and increase its funding to $500 million. The CCAMPIS program offers federal support for student parents in higher education and helps to put child care within reach for low and middle-income student parents.

 

H.R.4338 — Expanding Pathways to Employment Act

Sponsor: Rep. Sherrill [D-NJ]
Cosponsors: 4 (3D; 1R)
Introduced: 07/01/2021
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: This bill would provide grant funding to expand evidence-based workforce development and postsecondary education programs as well as to aid in the evaluation of these programs. If enacted, this bill would create a fund of about $700 million over the course of nine years to be administered by the Department of the Treasury. The grant values would be based on a number of factors associated with the program’s impact, with a key focus on people who have been historically underserved by these workforce programs. 

 

S.1847 — ACCESS to Careers Act of 2021

Sponsor: Tim Kaine [D-VA]
Cosponsors:
Introduced: 05/26/2021
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: This bill would create a competitive grant program for community colleges and states to focus on boosting work-based learning opportunities. In an effort to provide students with more opportunities to further their education and the support they need to be successful; this proposal would provide community colleges with grants of up to $1.5 million while community college systems would be eligible for up to $5 million. Individual states would also be eligible to receive grants to develop statewide policies that relate to work-based learning. 

H.R.1108 — Head Start for Our Future Act

Sponsor: Rep. Castro [D-TX]
Cosponsors: 3
Introduced: 02/18/2021
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: This bill would add child development and early learning (including Head Start programs and Early Head Start programs) as eligible community service positions for Federal work-study programs.

 

Legislative Tracker Overview   |   Archive: Campus-Based Programs 

Publication Date: 8/25/2022


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