H.R. 4627 – Student Borrower Advocate Act

H.R. 4627 – Student Borrower Advocate Act

Sponsor: Rep. Scanlon D-PA
Cosponsors: 1 (1D; 0R)
Introduced: 10/08/2019
NASFAA Overview & research: This bill would mandate the creation of a “borrower advocate” at work associated with the PBO whoever function should be to offer prompt assist with federal loan borrowers by giving an answer to and reviewing their complaints about federal loans, attempting to resolve any complaints within the interest that is best regarding the your website borrowers, and reporting complaints to a situation or accrediting agency if relevant. The debtor advocate will be accountable for posting a yearly are accountable to ED that will summarize the complaints gotten from borrowers, like the quantity of complaints made.

H.R. 4607 – Not en titled at the time of 11/13

Sponsor: Rep. Harder D-CA
Cosponsors: 4 (2D; 2R)
Introduced: 10/04/2019
NASFAA Overview & review: This bill will allow borrowers who possess full-time jobs as healthcare professionals and supply their solutions at a nonprofit, or hospital that is public other nonprofit or general general public medical care center to qualify for Public provider Loan Forgiveness.

H.R. 4596 – Education Loan Advocacy Act

Sponsor: Rep. Omar D-MN
Cosponsors: 1 (1D; 0R)
Introduced: 10/01/2019
NASFAA Overview & research: This bill would upgrade the objective of the PBO to incorporate prioritization to pupils and borrowers in decision-making procedures, making aid that is federal more effortlessly understandable to pupils and parents, handling costs, increasing effectiveness, increasing accountability of officials who administer functional components of federal programs, and increasing oversight of schools. To make certain these improvements happen, the assistant of training will be in charge of implementing accountability and oversight measures to be sure the newly-defined function is achieved. Read More