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. 7644 — Opportunities for Success of 2024

Sponsor: Rep. Bonamici [D-OR]
Introduced: 03/13/2024
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: This bill would reform the Federal Work-Study (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.656 — Head Start for Our Future Act

Sponsor: Rep. Castro [D-TX] 
Introduced: 01/31/2023
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: This bill would amend the HEA to include child development and early learning as community services under the Federal work-study program.

H.R.654/S.183 — Students Helping Young Students Act of 2023

Sponsor: Rep. Carson [D-IN] and Sen. Booker [D-NJ]
Introduced: 01/31/2023
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: This bill would amend the HEA to include a work-study program for off-campus community service at certain after-school activities. Institutions will need to use the funds granted to them to compensate students employed in the after-school activities of eligible schools. This compensation may be for the time spent in training or for the travel directly related to the after-school activities. ED will have 180 days after the enactment of this bill to reach out to eligible institutions and inform them of this new work-study program. This bill calls for institutions to prioritize their community service and after-school activities at eligible schools that serve low-income communities.


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Publication Date: 3/13/2024

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