H.R.4416: Simple FAFSA Act of 2017

Author's Summary:  To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to remove barriers for students seeking Federal financial aid by reducing the complexity and length of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and increasing support for working students and vulnerable populations.

IB Summary:  Megan McClean Coval, vice president of policy and federal relations at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) said: "Provisions that allow the consideration of other means-tested benefits and the expansion of the [IRS Data Retrieval Tool] will allow for our lowest-income students to experience a straightforward, simple and accurate process."

Status:   Introduced on 11/16/2017. Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Links: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4416/text?r=2