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Rep. Kinzinger Introduces Bipartisan FAFSA Legislation

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Washington, July 13, 2018 | Maura Gillespie ((202) 225-3635) | comments
Yesterday, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) introduced H.R. 6349, the Improving Middle Class Access to Higher Education Act, to improve overall access to student financial aid.
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Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) introduced H.R. 6349, the Improving Middle Class Access to Higher Education Act, to improve overall access to student financial aid, by aligning the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Simplified Needs Test with the income thresholds already used by the IRS. This way, middle class families and students can move forward on the student aid application proves without the additional, burdensome, complicated questions.

After introducing this bill, Congressman Kinzinger released the following statement:

As our economy continues to grow and unemployment falls, businesses are clamoring for skilled workers to fill open jobs. Getting more Americans the education and training they need to fill these jobs is crucial to creating a 21st Century workforce and I’m proud that my bill H.R. 6349, the Improving Middle Class Access to Higher Education, will remove a burdensome barrier for middle class students filling out the FAFSA. Education is a crucial opportunity, and this legislation is one step we can take in Congress to help more Americans achieve a brighter future.”

 

NOTE: The bill, H.R. 6349, the Improving Middle Class Access to Higher Education Act, was introduced by Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) with bipartisan support from his original cosponsors Reps. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) and Joyce Beatty (D-OH). To view the text of the bill, please see the attached PDF.

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