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Reps. Doggett & Buchannan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Make Federal Student Aid Simpler, More Accessible

January 17, 2019

UNITED STATES CONGRESS

For Immediate Release

January 17, 2019

 

Contacts:

Anthony Cruz (Buchanan), 202-225-5015

Kate Stotesbery (Doggett), 202-225-4865

 

Reps. Doggett & Buchannan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Make Federal Student Aid Simpler, More Accessible 

Washington, DC — Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) introduced the bipartisan Student Aid Simplification Act, which would make it easier for students to apply for financial aid and to repay certain student loans. By authorizing IRS data sharing with the Department of Education, students can easily access information required to qualify for aid.

Congressman Doggett said:

“After a decade of seeking to streamline the financial aid process, I still find FAFSA too complicated, confusing, and underutilized. Our bipartisan bill encourages better coordination between federal agencies so more students can apply for financial assistance by importing necessary financial information with one-click. We can simplify the application process while maintaining reasonable taxpayer privacy.”

Congressman Buchanan said:

“This legislation is a common sense measure to simplify and streamline the student aid application and repayment process, while also helping to reduce improper payments,” Buchanan said. “I look forward to working with Congressman Doggett on this bipartisan initiative.”

For questions, please contact Kate Stotesbery with Congressman Doggett at kate.stotesbery@mail.house.gov, and Anthony Cruz with Congressman Buchanan at Anthony.cruz@mail.house.gov.

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