Sullivan Legislation On Financial Aid Eligibility Advances

first_imgSullivan Legislation On Financial Aid Eligibility AdvancesThe Indiana House of Representatives voted unanimously today in support of State Rep. Holli Sullivan’s (R-Evansville) bill to help students effected by the recent closings of post-secondary institutions such as ITT Tech and Medtech College.Sullivan said her proposal would restore financial aid eligibility for the former students of colleges that abruptly closed last year by allowing the state to address each individual student’s financial hardship on a case-by-case basis.“By helping restore financial aid eligibility for those students we encourage them to complete their studies at another institution,” Sullivan said. “These students would then enter the workforce with less student loan debt and we could increase graduation rates.”With the support of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, House Bill 1281 would provide the state more flexibility when handling the individual cases of Hoosier students impacted and move the state to a more streamlined process similar to that on the federal level.Sullivan said the legislation would also offer more incentives and opportunities for low-income students to participate in state grant and scholarship programs.The bill now moves to the Senate for further consideration. For more information on Sullivan’s bill, visit LinkEmailSharelast_img

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