S. Amdt. 2327 - In the Nature of a Substitute.

110th Congress (2007-2008) View amendment details
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This is an amendment to H.R. 2669 - College Cost Reduction and Access Act
Senate Vote: Amendment SA 2327 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.

PASSED by voice vote on July 20, 2007.

To Provide for Reconciliation Pursuant to Section 601 of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2008.

H.R. 2669 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
To provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 601 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2008. (by CRS)
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Title
To provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 601 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2008.
Other Titles
  • College Cost Reduction Act of 2007
  • College Cost Reduction Act of 2007
  • College Cost Reduction Act of 2007
  • Higher Education Access Act of 2007
  • College Cost Reduction and Access Act
Sponsor
George Miller
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Higher education
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Major Actions
Introduced6/12/2007
Referred to Committee
Amendments (37 proposed)
Passed House7/11/2007
Passed Senate7/20/2007
Signed by President9/27/2007
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseAmendment 1 to H.R. 26697/11/2007This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
189 voted YES 231 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 2669 College Cost Reduction Act of 20077/11/2007This motion DID NOT PASS the House
199 voted YES 223 voted NO 9 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 2669 College Cost Reduction Act of 20077/11/2007This bill PASSED the House
273 voted YES 149 voted NO 9 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Proceed to H.R. 2669 )7/18/2007This motion PASSED the Senate
49 voted YES 48 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2359 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.7/19/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2360 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.7/19/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateMurkowski Amdt. No. 23297/19/2007This amendment PASSED the Senate
73 voted YES 24 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateKennedy Amdt. No. 23307/19/2007This amendment PASSED the Senate
52 voted YES 45 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateNelson (NE) Amdt. No. 23377/19/2007This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
35 voted YES 62 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateSessions Amdt. No. 23337/19/2007This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
42 voted YES 55 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMotion to Waive CBA Re: Coleman Amdt. No. 23347/19/2007This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
49 voted YES 48 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMcConnell Amdt. No. 23517/19/2007This amendment PASSED the Senate
94 voted YES 3 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMotion to Waive CBA DeMint Amdt. No. 23527/19/2007This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
42 voted YES 54 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMotion to Waive CBA Collins Amdt. No. 23407/20/2007This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
57 voted YES 39 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMotion to Waive CBA Stabenow Amdt. No 23587/20/2007This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
53 voted YES 44 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMotion to Waive CBA Ensign Amdt. No. 23557/20/2007This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
57 voted YES 40 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMotion to Waive CBA Schumer Amdt. No. 23617/20/2007This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
48 voted YES 48 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMotion to Waive CBA Cornyn Amdt No. 23397/20/2007This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
55 voted YES 40 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMotion to Waive CBA Landrieu Amdt. No. 23637/20/2007This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
48 voted YES 48 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMotion to Waive CBA DeMint Amdt. 23627/20/2007This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
48 voted YES 48 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMotion to Waive CBA Dole Amdt. No. 23507/20/2007This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
42 voted YES 54 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMotion to Waive CBA Sununu Amdt. No. 23417/20/2007This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
47 voted YES 48 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateAmendment SA 2327 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.7/20/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2338 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.7/20/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateMotion to Waive CBA Kerry Amdt. No. 2364.7/20/2007This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
48 voted YES 48 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMotion to Waive C.B.A. re: Kyl Amdt. No. 23537/20/2007This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
47 voted YES 49 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn Passage - Senate - H.R. 2669 as Amended7/20/2007This bill PASSED the Senate
78 voted YES 18 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Instruct Conferees: H.R. 2669 College Cost Reduction Act of 20079/04/2007This motion PASSED the House
305 voted YES 83 voted NO 45 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Conference Report - Senate - H.R. 2669 Conference Report9/07/2007This motion PASSED the Senate
79 voted YES 12 voted NO 9 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn the Conference Report - House - H.R. 2669 College Cost Reduction Act of 20079/07/2007This motion PASSED the House
292 voted YES 97 voted NO 43 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/12/2007
6/12/2007Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Put on a legislative calendar6/13/2007Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 30 - 16.
6/13/2007Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
6/25/2007Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 110-210.
Put on a legislative calendar6/25/2007Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 128.
7/10/2007Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 531 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2669 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted.
7/11/2007Amendment (A002) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. McKeon.
7/11/2007DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 531, the House proceeded with 60 minutes of debate on the McKeon amendment in the nature of a substitute.
7/11/2007Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Roskam motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House promptly with an amendment providing that a borrower who is a full-time elected public official who receives compensation for such elected position, or who is a registered lobbyist at either the Federal or State level who receives compensation for lobbying activities, shall be ineligible for any of the loan forgiveness programs included in the bill.
7/11/2007Mr. Roskam moved to recommit with instructions to Education and Labor.
7/11/2007The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
7/11/2007The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 2669.
select this voteVote7/11/2007Amendment 1 to H.R. 2669
select this voteVote7/11/2007On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 2669 College Cost Reduction Act of 2007
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage7/11/2007On Passage - House - H.R. 2669 College Cost Reduction Act of 2007
7/12/2007Rule H. Res. 531 passed House.
7/12/2007Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2669 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted.
7/12/2007Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 531.
7/12/2007Amendment in the nature of a substitute reported by the House Committee on Rules.
7/12/2007DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2669.
7/12/2007On agreeing to the Rules amendment (A001) as modified Agreed to without objection.
7/12/2007Rules amendment (A001) modified by unanimous consent. Modification made in order pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 531, printed in Part A of House Report 110-224 and considered as adopted.
Put on a legislative calendar7/16/2007Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 269.
7/18/2007Measure laid before Senate by motion.
7/18/2007Amendment SA 2327 proposed by Senator Kennedy.
7/18/2007Amendment SA 2329 proposed by Senator Murkowski to Amendment SA 2327.
7/18/2007Amendment SA 2330 proposed by Senator Kennedy to Amendment SA 2327.
select this voteVote7/18/2007On the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Proceed to H.R. 2669 )
7/19/2007Considered by Senate.
7/19/2007Considered by Senate.
7/19/2007Considered by Senate.
7/19/2007Considered by Senate.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2333 proposed by Senator Sessions to Amendment SA 2327.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2334 ruled out of order by the chair.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2337 proposed by Senator Nelson NE to Amendment SA 2327.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2339 ruled out of order by the chair.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2340 ruled out of order by the chair.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2341 ruled out of order by the chair.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2342 proposed by Senator Sessions to Amendment SA 2327.
7/19/2007Proposed amendment SA 2342 withdrawn in Senate.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2350 ruled out of order by the chair.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2351 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 2327.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2352 ruled out of order by the chair.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2353 proposed by Senator Kyl to Amendment SA 2327.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2355 ruled out of order by the chair.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2356 proposed by Senator Salazar to Amendment SA 2327.
7/19/2007Proposed amendment SA 2356 withdrawn in Senate.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2357 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 2327.
7/19/2007Proposed amendment SA 2357 withdrawn in Senate.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2358 ruled out of order by the chair.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2359 proposed by Senator Coleman to Amendment SA 2327.
select this voteVote7/19/2007Amendment SA 2359 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2360 proposed by Senator Graham to Amendment SA 2327.
select this voteVote7/19/2007Amendment SA 2360 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2361 ruled out of order by the chair.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2362 ruled out of order by the chair.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2363 ruled out of order by the chair.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2364 proposed by Senator Kerry to Amendment SA 2353.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2334 proposed by Senator Coleman to Amendment SA 2327.
7/19/2007Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2334.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2339 proposed by Senator Cornyn to Amendment SA 2327.
7/19/2007Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2339.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2340 proposed by Senator Collins to Amendment SA 2327.
7/19/2007Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2340.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2341 proposed by Senator Sununu to Amendment SA 2327.
7/19/2007Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2341.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2350 proposed by Senator Dole to Amendment SA 2327.
7/19/2007Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2350.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2352 proposed by Senator DeMint to Amendment SA 2327.
7/19/2007Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2352.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2355 proposed by Senator Ensign to Amendment SA 2327.
7/19/2007Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2355.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2358 proposed by Senator Stabenow to Amendment SA 2355.
7/19/2007Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2358.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2361 proposed by Senator Schumer to Amendment SA 2341.
7/19/2007Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2361.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2362 proposed by Senator DeMint to Amendment SA 2327.
7/19/2007Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2362.
7/19/2007Amendment SA 2363 proposed by Senator Landrieu to Amendment SA 2362.
7/19/2007Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2363.
select this voteVote7/19/2007Murkowski Amdt. No. 2329
select this voteVote7/19/2007Kennedy Amdt. No. 2330
select this voteVote7/19/2007Nelson (NE) Amdt. No. 2337
select this voteVote7/19/2007Sessions Amdt. No. 2333
select this voteVote7/19/2007Motion to Waive CBA Re: Coleman Amdt. No. 2334
select this voteVote7/19/2007McConnell Amdt. No. 2351
select this voteVote7/19/2007Motion to Waive CBA DeMint Amdt. No. 2352
select this voteVote7/20/2007Motion to Waive CBA Collins Amdt. No. 2340
select this voteVote7/20/2007Motion to Waive CBA Stabenow Amdt. No 2358
select this voteVote7/20/2007Motion to Waive CBA Ensign Amdt. No. 2355
select this voteVote7/20/2007Motion to Waive CBA Schumer Amdt. No. 2361
select this voteVote7/20/2007Motion to Waive CBA Cornyn Amdt No. 2339
select this voteVote7/20/2007Motion to Waive CBA Landrieu Amdt. No. 2363
select this voteVote7/20/2007Motion to Waive CBA DeMint Amdt. 2362
select this voteVote7/20/2007Motion to Waive CBA Dole Amdt. No. 2350
select this voteVote7/20/2007Motion to Waive CBA Sununu Amdt. No. 2341
7/20/2007Senate insists on its amendment, asks for a conference, appoints conferees Kennedy; Dodd; Harkin; Mikulski; Bingaman; Murray; Reed; Clinton; Obama; Sanders; Brown; Enzi; Gregg; Alexander; Burr; Isakson; Murkowski; Hatch; Roberts; Allard; Coburn. (consideration: CR 7/19/2007 S9597)
7/20/2007Message on Senate action sent to the House.
currently selectedVote7/20/2007Amendment SA 2327 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
7/20/2007Amendment SA 2338 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Coleman to Amendment SA 2327. (consideration: CR 7/19/2007 S9592; text: CR S9592)
select this voteVote7/20/2007Amendment SA 2338 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
7/20/2007Amendment SA 2353 ruled out of order by the chair.
7/20/2007Amendment SA 2364 ruled out of order by the chair.
7/20/2007Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2353.
7/20/2007Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2364.
select this voteVote7/20/2007Motion to Waive CBA Kerry Amdt. No. 2364.
select this voteVote7/20/2007Motion to Waive C.B.A. re: Kyl Amdt. No. 2353
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage7/20/2007On Passage - Senate - H.R. 2669 as Amended
9/04/2007Mr. Miller, George asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
9/04/2007On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection.
9/04/2007Mr. Hoekstra moved that the House instruct conferees.
9/04/2007DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Hoekstra motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2669. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to agree to the provisions contained in section 801 of the Senate amendment, relating to the sense of the Senate on the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
9/04/2007The previous question was ordered without objection.
9/04/2007POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hoekstra motion to instruct conferees, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hoekstra demanded the Yeas and Nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion until later in the legislative day.
9/04/2007The Speaker appointed conferees: Miller, George, Andrews, Scott (VA), Hinojosa, Tierney, Wu, Davis (CA), Davis (IL), Bishop (NY), Hirono, Altmire, Yarmuth, Courtney, McKeon, Keller, McMorris Rodgers, Foxx, Kuhl (NY), Walberg, Souder, Ehlers, Biggert, and Price (GA).
select this voteVote9/04/2007On Motion to Instruct Conferees: H.R. 2669 College Cost Reduction Act of 2007
9/05/2007Conferees agreed to file conference report.
9/06/2007Conference report considered in Senate.
9/06/2007Conference report H. Rept. 110-317 filed.
9/06/2007Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 637 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the conference report to H.R. 2669. All points of order against the conference report and against its consideration are waived. The conference report shall be considered as read.
Presented to President9/07/2007Cleared for White House.
9/07/2007Conference report considered in Senate.
9/07/2007Message on Senate action sent to the House.
select this voteVote9/07/2007On the Conference Report - Senate - H.R. 2669 Conference Report
9/07/2007Rule H. Res. 637 passed House.
9/07/2007Mr. Miller, George brought up conference report H. Rept. 110-317 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 637.
9/07/2007DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 2669.
9/07/2007The House proceeded to consider the conference report H.Rept. 110-317 as unfinished business.
9/07/2007Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
select this voteVote9/07/2007On the Conference Report - House - H.R. 2669 College Cost Reduction Act of 2007
9/08/2007The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
9/08/2007POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of the debate on the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 2669, the Chair put the question on adoption of the Conference Report and by voice vote, announced that the the ayes had prevailed. Mr. George Miller (CA) demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption on the Conference Report until later in the legislative day.
Presented to President9/19/2007Presented to President.
Signed9/27/2007Signed by President.
Enacted9/27/2007Became Public Law No: 110-84.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
H. Amdt. 492McKeon, Howard [R-CA25]July 11, 2007Offered on July 10, 2007.

Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to replace the language of the bill with the text of the "Pell Grant Enhancement Act".

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S. Amdt. 2314Reid, Harry [D-NV]July 18, 2007Offered on July 17, 2007.

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currently selectedS. Amdt. 2327Kennedy, Edward [D-MA]July 18, 2007Passed by voice vote on July 20, 2007.

In the nature of a substitute.

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July 18, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 2327 proposed by Senator Kennedy.
July 19, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Considered by Senate.
July 20, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 2327 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.

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SA 2327. Mr. KENNEDY proposed an amendment to the bill H.R. 2669, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 601 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2008; as follows:

Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; REFERENCES.
(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Higher Education Access Act of 2007''.
(b) References.--Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.).
TITLE I--GRANTS TO STUDENTS IN ATTENDANCE AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION


SEC. 101. TUITION SENSITIVITY.
(a) Amendment.--Section 401(b) (20 U.S.C. 1070a(b)) is amended by striking paragraph (3).
(b) Authorization and Appropriation of Funds.--There is authorized to be appropriated, and there is appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Department of Education to carry out the amendment made by subsection (a), $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2008.
SEC. 102. PROMISE GRANTS.
(a) Amendment.--Subpart 1 of part A of title IV (20 U.S.C. 1070a et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:
``SEC. 401B. PROMISE GRANTS.
``(a) Grants.--
``(1) IN GENERAL.--From amounts appropriated under subsection (e) for a fiscal year and subject to subsection (b), the Secretary shall award grants to students in the same manner as the Secretary awards Federal Pell Grants to students under section 401, except that--
``(A) at the beginning of each award year, the Secretary shall establish a maximum and minimum award level based on amounts made available under subsection (e);
``(B) the Secretary shall only award grants under this section to students eligible for a Federal Pell Grant for the award year; and
``(C) when determining eligibility for the awards under this section, the Secretary shall consider only those students who submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or other common reporting form under section 483 as of July 1 of the award year for which the determination is made.
``(2) STUDENTS WITH THE GREATEST NEED.--The Secretary shall ensure grants are awarded under this section to students with the greatest need as determined in accordance with section 471.
``(b) Cost of Attendance Limitation.--A grant awarded under this section for an award year shall be awarded in an amount that does not exceed--
``(1) the student's cost of attendance for the award year; less
``(2) an amount equal to the sum of--
``(A) the expected family contribution for the student for the award year; and
``(B) any Federal Pell Grant award received by the student for the award year.
``(c) Supplement Not Supplant.--Grants awarded from funds made available under subsection (e) shall be used to supplement, and not supplant, other Federal, State, or institutional grant funds.
``(d) Use of Excess Funds.--
``(1) FIFTEEN PERCENT OR LESS.--If, at the end of a fiscal year, the funds available for making grant payments under this section exceed the amount necessary to make the grant payments required under this section to eligible students by 15 percent or less, then all of the excess funds shall remain available for making grant payments under this section during the next succeeding fiscal year.
``(2) MORE THAN FIFTEEN PERCENT.--If, at the end of a fiscal year, the funds available for making grant payments under this section exceed the amount necessary to make the grant payments required under this section to eligible students by more than 15 percent, then all of such funds shall remain available for making such grant payments but grant payments may be made under this paragraph only with respect to awards for that fiscal year.
``(e) Authorization and Appropriation of Funds.--
``(1) IN GENERAL.--There are authorized to be appropriated, and there are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Department of Education to carry out this section--
``(A) $2,620,000,000 for fiscal year 2008;
``(B) $3,040,000,000 for fiscal year 2009;
``(C) $3,460,000,000 for fiscal year 2010;
``(D) $3,900,000,000 for fiscal year 2011;
``(E) $4,020,000,000 for fiscal year 2012;
``(F) $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2013; and
``(G) $3,200,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2014 through 2017.
``(2) AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS.--Funds appropriated under paragraph (1) for a fiscal year shall remain available through the last day of the fiscal year immediately succeeding the fiscal year for which the funds are appropriated.''.
(b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on July 1, 2008.
TITLE II--STUDENT LOAN BENEFITS, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS


SEC. 201. DEFERMENTS.
(a) FISL.--Section 427(a)(2)(C)(iii) (20 U.S.C. 1077(a)(2)(C)(iii)) is amended by striking ``3 years'' and inserting ``6 years''.
(b) Interest Subsidies.--Section 428(b)(1)(M)(iv) (20 U.S.C. 1078(b)(1)(M)(iv)) is amended by striking ``3 years'' and inserting ``6 years''.
(c) Direct Loans.--Section 455(f)(2)(D) (20 U.S.C. 1087e(f)(2)(D)) is amended by striking ``3 years'' and inserting ``6 years''.
(d) Perkins.--Section 464(c)(2)(A)(iv) (20 U.S.C. 1087dd(c)(2)(A)(iv)) is amended by striking ``3 years'' and inserting ``6 years''.
(e) Effective Date and Applicability.--The amendments made by this section shall take effect on July 1, 2008, and shall only apply with respect to the loans made to a borrower of a loan under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 who obtained the borrower's first loan under such title prior to October 1, 2012.
SEC. 202. STUDENT LOAN DEFERMENT FOR CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.
(a) Federal Family Education Loans.--Section 428(b)(1)(M)(iii) (20 U.S.C. 1078(b)(1)(M)(iii)) is amended--
(1) in the matter preceding subclause (I), by striking ``not in excess of 3 years'';
(2) in subclause (II), by striking ``; or'' and inserting a comma; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
``and for the 180-day period following the demobilization date for the service described in subclause (I) or (II); or''.
(b) Direct Loans.--Section 455(f)(2)(C) (20 U.S.C. 1087e(f)(2)(C)) is amended--
(1) in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking ``not in excess of 3 years'';
(2) in clause (ii), by striking ``; or'' and inserting a comma; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
``and for the 180-day period following the demobilization date for the service described in clause (i) or (ii); or''.
(c) Perkins Loans.--Section 464(c)(2)(A)(iii) (20 U.S.C. 1087dd(c)(2)(A)(iii)) is amended--
(1) in the matter preceding subclause (I), by striking ``not in excess of 3 years'';
(2) in subclause (II), by striking the semicolon and inserting a comma; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
``and for the 180-day period following the demobilization date for the service described in subclause (I) or (II);''.
(d) Applicability.--Section 8007(f) of the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (20 U.S.C. 1078 note) is amended by striking ``loans for which'' and all that follows through the period at the end and inserting ``all loans under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.''.
(e) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall take effect on July 1, 2008.
SEC. 203. INCOME-BASED REPAYMENT PLANS.
(a) FFEL.--Section 428 (as amended by sections 201(b) and 202(a)) (20 U.S.C. 1078) is further amended--
(1) in subsection (b)--
(A) in paragraph (1)--
(i) in subparagraph (D), by striking ``income contingent'' and inserting ``income-based''; and
(ii) in subparagraph (E)(i), by striking ``income-sensitive'' and inserting ``income-based''; and
(B) by striking clause (iii) of paragraph (9)(A) and inserting the following:
``(iii) an income-based repayment plan, with parallel terms, conditions, and benefits as the income-based repayment plan described in subsections (e) and (d)(1)(D) of section 455, except that--
``(I) the plan described in this clause shall not be available to a borrower of an excepted PLUS loan (as defined in section 455(e)(10)) or of a loan made under 428C that includes an excepted PLUS loan;
``(II) in lieu of the process of obtaining Federal income tax returns and information from the Internal Revenue Service, as described in section 455(e)(1), the borrower shall provide the lender with a copy of the Federal income tax return and return information for the borrower (and, if applicable, the borrower's spouse) for the purposes described in section 455(e)(1), and the lender shall determine the repayment obligation on the loan, in accordance with the procedures developed by the Secretary;
``(III) in lieu of the requirements of section 455(e)(3), in the case of a borrower who chooses to repay a loan made, insured, or guaranteed under this part pursuant to income-based repayment and for whom the adjusted gross income is unavailable or does not reasonably reflect the borrower's current income, the borrower shall provide the lender with other documentation of income that the Secretary has determined is satisfactory for similar borrowers of loans made under part D;
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``(IV) the Secretary shall pay any interest due and not paid for under the repayment schedule described in section 455(e)(4) for a loan made, insured, or guaranteed under this part in the same manner as the Secretary pays any such interest under section 455(e)(6) for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan;
``(V) the Secretary shall assume the obligation to repay an outstanding balance of principal and interest due on all loans made, insured, or guaranteed under this part (other than an excepted PLUS Loan or a loan under section 428C that includes an excepted PLUS loan), for a borrower who satisfies the requirements of subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 455(e)(7), in the same manner as the Secretary cancels such outstanding balance under section 455(e)(7); and
``(VI) in lieu of the notification requirements under section 455(e)(8), the lender shall notify a borrower of a loan made, insured, or guaranteed under this part who chooses to repay such loan pursuant to income-based repayment of the terms and conditions of such plan, in accordance with the procedures established by the Secretary, including notification that--
``(aa) the borrower shall be responsible for providing the lender with the information necessary for documentation of the borrower's income, including income information for the borrower's spouse (as applicable); and
``(bb) if the borrower considers that special circumstances warrant an adjustment, as described in section 455(e)(8)(B), the borrower may contact the lender, and the lender shall determine whether such adjustment is appropriate, in accordance with the criteria established by the Secretary; and'';
(2) in subsection (e)--
(A) in the subsection heading, by striking ``Income-Sensitive'' and inserting ``Income-Based'';
(B) in paragraph (1)--
(i) by striking ``income-sensitive repayment'' and inserting ``income-based repayment''; and
(ii) by inserting ``and for the public service loan forgiveness program under section 455(m), in accordance with section 428C(b)(5)'' before the semicolon; and
(C) in paragraphs (2) and (3), by striking ``income-sensitive'' each place the term occurs and inserting ``income-based''; and
(3) in subsection (m)--
(A) in the subsection heading, by striking ``Income Contingent'' and inserting ``Income-Based'';
(B) in paragraph (1), by striking ``income contingent repayment plan'' and all that follows through the period at the end and inserting ``income-based repayment plan as described in subsection (b)(9)(A)(iii) and section 455(d)(1)(D).''; and
(C) in the paragraph heading of paragraph (2), by striking ``INCOME CONTINGENT'' and inserting ``INCOME-BASED''.
(b) Consolidation Loans.--Section 428C (20 U.S.C. 1078-3) is amended--
(1) in subsection (a)(3)(B)(i)(V), by striking ``for the purposes of obtaining an income contingent repayment plan,'' and inserting ``for the purpose of using the public service loan forgiveness program under section 455(m),'';
(2) in subsection (b)(5)--
(A) in the first sentence, by striking ``, or is unable to obtain a consolidation loan with income-sensitive repayment terms acceptable to the borrower from such a lender,'' and inserting ``, or chooses to obtain a consolidation loan for the purposes of using the public service loan forgiveness program offered under section 455(m),''; and
(B) in the second sentence, by striking ``income contingent repayment under part D of this title'' and inserting ``income-based repayment''; and
(3) in subsection (c)--
(A) in paragraph (2)(A)--
(i) in the first sentence, by striking ``of graduated or income-sensitive repayment schedules, established by the lender in accordance with the regulations of the Secretary.'' and inserting ``of graduated repayment schedules, established by the lender in accordance with the regulations of the Secretary, and income-based repayment schedules, established pursuant to regulations by the Secretary.''; and
(ii) in the second sentence, by striking ``Except as required'' and all that follows through ``subsection (b)(5),'' and inserting ``Except as required by such income-based repayment schedules,''; and
(B) in paragraph (3)(B), by striking ``income contingent repayment offered by the Secretary under subsection (b)(5)'' and inserting ``income-based repayment''.
(c) Direct Loans.--Section 455 (as amended by sections 201(c) and 202(b)) (20 U.S.C. 1087e) is further amended--
(1) in subsection (d)--
(A) in paragraph (1)(D)--
(i) by striking ``income contingent repayment plan'' and inserting ``income-based repayment plan''; and
(ii) by striking ``a Federal Direct PLUS loan'' and inserting ``an excepted PLUS loan or any Federal Direct Consolidation Loan that includes an excepted PLUS loan (as defined in subsection (e)(10))''; and
(B) in paragraph (5)(B), by striking ``income contingent'' and inserting ``income-based''; and
(2) in subsection (e)--
(A) in the subsection heading, by striking ``Income Contingent'' and inserting ``Income-Based'';
(B) in paragraphs (1), (2), and (3), by striking ``income contingent'' each place the term appears and inserting ``income-based'';
(C) in paragraph (4)--
(i) by striking ``Income contingent'' and inserting ``Income-based''; and
(ii) by striking ``Secretary.'' and inserting ``Secretary, except that the monthly required payment under such schedule shall not exceed 15 percent of the result obtained by calculating the amount by which--
``(A) the borrower's adjusted gross income; exceeds
``(B) 150 percent of the poverty line applicable to the borrower's family size, as determined under section 673(2) of the Community Service Block Grant Act,
divided by 12.'';
(D) in paragraph (5), by striking ``income contingent'' and inserting ``income-based'';
(E) by redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (8);
(F) by inserting after paragraph (5) the following:
``(6) TREATMENT OF INTEREST.--In the case of a Federal Direct Stafford Loan, any interest due and not paid for under paragraph (2) shall be paid by the Secretary.
``(7) LOAN FORGIVENESS.--The Secretary shall cancel the obligation to repay an outstanding balance of principal and interest due on all loans made under this part, or assume the obligation to repay an outstanding balance of principal and interest due on all loans made, insured, or guaranteed under part B, (other than an excepted PLUS Loan, or any Federal Direct Consolidation Loan or loan under section 428C that includes an excepted PLUS loan) to a borrower who--
``(A) makes the election under this subsection or under section 428(b)(9)(A)(iii); and
``(B) for a period of time prescribed by the Secretary not to exceed 25 years (including any period during which the borrower is in deferment due to an economic hardship described in section 435(o)), meets 1 of the following requirements with respect to each payment made during such period:
``(i) Has made the payment under this subsection or section 428(b)(9)(A)(iii).
``(ii) Has made the payment under a standard repayment plan under section 428(b)(9)(A)(i) or 455(d)(1)(A).
``(iii) Has made a payment that counted toward the maximum repayment period under income-sensitive repayment under section 428(b)(9)(A)(iii) or income contingent repayment under section 455(d)(1)(D), as each such section was in effect on June 30, 2008.
``(iv) Has made a reduced payment of not less than the amount required under subsection (e), pursuant to a forbearance agreement under section 428(c)(3)(A)(i) for a borrower described in 428(c)(3)(A)(i)(II).'';
(G) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A) of paragraph (8) (as redesignated by subparagraph (E)), by striking ``income contingent'' and inserting ``income-based''; and
(H) by adding at the end the following:
``(9) RETURN TO STANDARD REPAYMENT.--A borrower who is repaying a loan made under this part pursuant to income-based repayment may choose, at any time, to terminate repayment pursuant to income-based repayment and repay such loan under the standard repayment plan.
``(10) DEFINITION OF EXCEPTED PLUS LOAN.--In this subsection, the term `excepted PLUS loan' means a Federal Direct PLUS loan or a loan under section 428B that is made, insured, or guaranteed on behalf of a dependent student.''.
(d) Conforming Amendments and Technical Corrections.--The Act (20 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.) is further amended--
(1) in section 427(a)(2)(H) (20 U.S.C. 1077(a)(2)(H))--
(A) by striking ``or income-sensitive''; and
(B) by inserting ``or income-based repayment schedule established pursuant to regulations by the Secretary'' before the semicolon at the end; and
(2) in section 455(d)(1)(C) (20 U.S.C. 1087e(d)(1)(C)), by striking ``428(b)(9)(A)(v)'' and inserting ``428(b)(9)(A)(iv)''.
(e) Transition Provision.--A student who, as of June 30, 2008, elects to repay a loan under part B or part D of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1071 et seq., 1087a et seq.) through an income-sensitive repayment plan under section 428(b)(9)(A)(iii) of such Act (20 U.S.C. 1078(b)(9)(A)(iii)) or an income contingent repayment plan under section 455(d)(1)(D) of such Act (20 U.S.C. 1087e(d)(1)(D)) (as each such section was in effect on the day before the date of enactment of
this Act) shall have the option to continue repayment under such section (as such section was in effect on such day), or may elect, beginning on July 1, 2008, to use the income-based repayment plan under section 428(b)(9)(A)(iii) or 455(d)(1)(D) (as applicable) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by this section.
(f) Effective Date and Applicability.--The amendments made by this section shall take effect on July 1, 2008, and shall only apply with respect to a borrower of a loan under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 who obtained the borrower's first loan under such title prior to October 1, 2012.
TITLE III--FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM


SEC. 301. REDUCTION OF LENDER INSURANCE PERCENTAGE.
(a) Amendment.--Section 428(b)(1)(G) (20 U.S.C. 1078(b)(1)(G)) is amended--
(1) in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking ``insures 98 percent'' and inserting ``insures 97 percent'';
(2) in clause (i), by inserting ``and'' after the semicolon;
(3) by striking clause (ii); and
(4) by redesignating clause (iii) as clause (ii).
(b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect with respect to loans made on or after October 1, 2007.
SEC. 302. GUARANTY AGENCY COLLECTION RETENTION.
Clause (ii) of section 428(c)(6)(A) (20 U.S.C. 1078(c)(6)(A)(ii)) is amended to read as follows:
``(ii) an amount equal to 24 percent of such payments for use in accordance with section 422B, except that--
``(I) beginning October 1, 2003 and ending September 30, 2007, this subparagraph shall be applied by substituting `23 percent' for `24 percent'; and
``(II) beginning October 1, 2007, this subparagraph shall be applied by substituting `16 percent' for `24 percent'.''.
SEC. 303. ELIMINATION OF EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMER STATUS FOR LENDERS.
(a) Elimination of Status.--Part B of title IV (20 U.S.C. 1071 et seq.) is amended by striking section 428I (20 U.S.C. 1078-9).
(b) Conforming Amendments.--Part B of title IV is further amended--
(1) in section 428(c)(1) (20 U.S.C. 1078(c)(1))--
(A) by striking subparagraph (D); and
(B) by redesignating subparagraphs (E) through (H) as subparagraphs (D) through (G), respectively; and
(2) in section 438(b)(5) (20 U.S.C. 1087-1(b)(5)), by striking the matter following subparagraph (B).
(c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) shall take effect on October 1, 2007, except that section 428I of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of this Act) shall apply to eligible lenders that received a designation under subsection (a) of such section prior to October 1, 2007, for the remainder of the year for which the designation was made.
SEC. 304. DEFINITIONS.
(a) Amendments.--Section 435 (20 U.S.C. 1085) is amended--
(1) in subsection (o)(1)--
(A) in subparagraph (A)(ii), by striking ``100 percent of the poverty line for a family of 2'' and inserting ``150 percent of the poverty line applicable to the borrower's family size''; and
(B) in subparagraph (B)(ii), by striking ``to a family of two'' and inserting ``to the borrower's family size''; and
(2) by adding at the end the following:
``(p) Eligible Not-for-Profit Holder.--
``(1) DEFINITION OF ELIGIBLE NOT-FOR-PROFIT HOLDER.--The term `eligible not-for-profit holder' means an eligible lender under subsection (d) (except for an eligible lender described in subsection (d)(1)(E)) that requests a special allowance payment under section 438(b)(2)(I)(vi)(II) and that is--
``(A) a State of the United States, or a political subdivision thereof, or an authority, agency, or other instrumentality thereof (including such entities that are eligible to issue bonds described in section 1.103-1 of title 26, Code of Federal Regulations, or section 144(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986);
``(B) an entity described in section 150(d)(2) of such Code that has not made the election described in section 150(d)(3) of such Code;
``(C) an entity described in section 501(c)(3) of such Code; or
``(D) a trustee acting as an eligible lender on behalf of an entity described in subparagraph (A), (B), or (C),
except that no entity described in subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) shall be owned or controlled in whole or in part by a for-profit entity.
``(2) PROHIBITION.--In the case of a loan for which the special allowance payment is calculated under section 438(b)(2)(I)(vi)(II) and that is sold by the eligible not-for-profit holder holding the loan to a for-profit entity or to an entity that is not an eligible not-for-profit holder, the special allowance payment for such loan shall, beginning on the date of the sale, no longer be calculated under section 438(b)(2)(I)(vi)(II) and shall be calculated under section 438(b)(2)(I)(vi)(I)
instead.
``(3) REGULATIONS.--Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of the Higher Education Access Act of 2007, the Secretary shall promulgate regulations in accordance with the provisions of this subsection.''.
(b) Applicability.--The amendment made by subsection (a)(1) shall only apply with respect to any borrower of a loan under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 who obtained the borrower's first loan under such title prior to October 1, 2012.
SEC. 305. SPECIAL ALLOWANCES.
(a) Reduction of Lender Special Allowance Payments.--Section 438(b)(2)(I) (20 U.S.C. 1087-1(b)(2)(I)) is amended--
(1) in clause (i), by striking ``(iii), and (iv)'' and inserting ``(iii), (iv), and (vi)''; and
(2) by adding at the end the following:
``(vi) REDUCTION FOR LOANS DISBURSED ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2007.--With respect to a loan on which the applicable interest rate is determined under section 427A(l) and for which the first disbursement of principal is made on or after October 1, 2007, the special allowance payment computed pursuant to this subparagraph shall be computed--
``(I) for loans held by an eligible lender not described in subclause (II)--
``(aa) by substituting `1.24 percent' for `1.74 percent' in clause (ii);
``(bb) by substituting `1.84 percent' for `2.34 percent' each place the term appears in this subparagraph;
``(cc) by substituting `1.84 percent' for `2.64 percent' in clause (iii); and
``(dd) by substituting `2.14 percent' for `2.64 percent' in clause (iv); and
``(II) for loans held by an eligible not-for-profit holder--
``(aa) by substituting `1.99 percent' for `2.34 percent' each place the term appears in this subparagraph;
``(bb) by substituting `1.39 percent' for `1.74 percent' in clause (ii);
``(cc) by substituting `1.99 percent' for `2.64 percent' in clause (iii); and
``(dd) by substituting `2.29 percent' for `2.64 percent' in clause (iv).''.
(b) Increased Loan Fees From Lenders.--Paragraph (2) of section 438(d) (20 U.S.C. 1087-1(d)(2)) is amended to read as follows:
``(2) AMOUNT OF LOAN FEES.--The amount of the loan fee which shall be deducted under paragraph (1), but which may not be collected from the borrower, shall be equal to 1.0 percent of the principal amount of the loan with respect to any loan under this part for which the first disbursement was made on or after October 1, 2007.''.
TITLE IV--WILLIAM D. FORD FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM


SEC. 401. LOAN FORGIVENESS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYEES.
Section 455 (as amended by sections 201(c), 202(b), and 203(c)) (20 U.S.C. 1087e) is further amended by adding at the end the following:
``(m) Repayment Plan for Public Service Employees.--
``(1) IN GENERAL.--The Secretary shall cancel the balance of interest and principal due, in accordance with paragraph (2), on any eligible Federal Direct Loan not in default for an eligible borrower who--
``(A) has made 120 monthly payments on the Federal Direct Loan after October 1, 2007, pursuant to any combination of--
``(i) payments under an income-based repayment plan under section 455(d)(1)(D);
``(ii) payments under a standard repayment plan under section 455(d)(1)(A); or
``(iii) monthly payments under a repayment plan under section 455(d)(1) of not less than the monthly amount calculated under section 455(d)(1)(A); and
``(B)(i) is employed in a public service job at the time of such forgiveness; and
``(ii) has been employed in a public service job during the period in which the borrower makes each of the 120 payments described in subparagraph (A).
``(2) LOAN CANCELLATION AMOUNT.--After the conclusion of the employment period described in paragraph (1), the Secretary shall cancel the obligation to repay, for each year during such period described in paragraph (1)(B)(ii) for which the eligible borrower submits documentation to the Secretary that the borrower's annual adjusted gross income or annual earnings were less than or equal to $65,000, \1/10\ of the amount of the balance of principal and interest due as of the time of such
cancellation, on the eligible Federal Direct Loans made to the borrower under this part.
``(3) DEFINITIONS.--In this subsection:
``(A) ELIGIBLE BORROWER.--The term `eligible borrower' means a borrower who submits documentation to the Secretary that the borrower's annual adjusted gross income or annual earnings is less than or equal to $65,000.
``(B) ELIGIBLE FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN.--The term `eligible Federal Direct Loan' means a Federal Direct Stafford Loan, Federal Direct PLUS Loan, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, or a Federal Direct Consolidation Loan if such consolidation loan was obtained by the borrower under section 428C(b)(5) or in accordance with section 428C(a)(3)(B)(i)(V).
``(C) PUBLIC SERVICE JOB.--In this paragraph, the term `public service job' means--
``(i) a full-time job in public emergency management, government, public safety, public law enforcement, public health, public education, public early childhood education, public child care, social work in a public child or family service agency, public services for individuals with disabilities, public services for the elderly, public interest legal services (including prosecution or public defense), public library sciences, public school library sciences, or other public school-based services;
or
``(ii) teaching as a full-time faculty member at a Tribal College or University as defined in section 316(b).''.
SEC. 402. UNIT COST CALCULATION FOR GUARANTY AGENCY ACCOUNT MAINTENANCE FEES.
Section 458(b) (20 U.S.C. 1087h(b)) is amended--
(1) by striking ``Account'' and inserting the following:
``(1) FOR FISCAL YEARS 2006 AND 2007.--For each of the fiscal years 2006 and 2007, account''; and
(2) by adding at the end the following:
``(2) FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008 AND SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEARS.--
``(A) IN GENERAL.--For fiscal year 2008 and each succeeding fiscal year, the Secretary shall calculate the account maintenance fees payable to guaranty agencies under subsection (a)(3), on a per-loan cost basis in accordance with subparagraph (B).
``(B) AMOUNT DETERMINATION.--To determine the amount that shall be paid under subsection (a)(3) per outstanding loan guaranteed by a guaranty agency for fiscal year 2008 and succeeding fiscal years, the Secretary shall--
``(i) establish the per-loan cost basis amount by dividing the total amount of account maintenance fees paid under subsection (a)(3) for fiscal year 2006 by the number of loans under part B that were outstanding for that fiscal year; and
``(ii) for subsequent fiscal years, adjust the amount determined under clause (i) as the Secretary determines necessary to account for inflation.''.
TITLE V--FEDERAL PERKINS LOANS


SEC. 501. DISTRIBUTION OF LATE COLLECTIONS.
Section 466(b) (20 U.S.C. 1087ff(b)) is amended by striking ``March 31, 2012'' and inserting ``September 30, 2012''.
TITLE VI--NEED ANALYSIS


SEC. 601. SUPPORT FOR WORKING STUDENTS.
(a) Dependent Students.--Subparagraph (D) of section 475(g)(2) (20 U.S.C. 1087oo(g)(2)(D)) is amended to read as follows:
``(D) an income protection allowance of the following amount (or a successor amount prescribed by the Secretary under section 478):
``(i) for academic year 2009-2010, $3,750;
``(ii) for academic year 2010-2011, $4,500;
``(iii) for academic year 2011-2012, $5,250; and
``(iv) for academic year 2012-2013, $6,000;''.
(b) Independent Students Without Dependents Other Than a Spouse.--Clause (iv) of section 476(b)(1)(A) (20 U.S.C. 1087pp(b)(1)(A)(iv)) is amended to read as follows:
``(iv) an income protection allowance of the following amount (or a successor amount prescribed by the Secretary under section 478):
``(I) for single or separated students, or married students where both are enrolled pursuant to subsection (a)(2)--
``(aa) for academic year 2009-2010, $7,000;
``(bb) for academic year 2010-2011, $7,780;
``(cc) for academic year 2011-2012, $8,550; and
``(dd) for academic year 2012-2013, $9,330; and
``(II) for married students where 1 is enrolled pursuant to subsection (a)(2)--
``(aa) for academic year 2009-2010, $11,220;
``(bb) for academic year 2010-2011, $12,460;
``(cc) for academic year 2011-2012, $13,710; and
``(dd) for academic year 2012-2013, $14,960;''.
(c) Independent Students With Dependents Other Than a Spouse.--Paragraph (4) of section 477(b) (20 U.S.C. 1087qq(b)(4)) is amended to read as follows:
``(4) INCOME PROTECTION ALLOWANCE.--The income protection allowance is determined by the tables described in subparagraphs (A) through (D) (or a successor table prescribed by the Secretary under section 478).
``(A) ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010.--For academic year 2009-2010, the income protection allowance is determined by the following table:

















 






 






 






 





``Income Protection Allowance
Family Size  Number in College 
 
2
 

 

 

 

 

 
3
 

 

 

 

 

 
4
 

 

 

 

 

 
5
 

 

 

 

 

 
6
 

 

 

 

 



NOTE: For each additional family member, add $4,240. For each additional college student, subtract $3,020.




``(B) ACADEMIC YEAR 2010-2011.--For academic year 2010-2011, the income protection allowance is determined by the following table:

















 






 






 






 





``Income Protection Allowance
Family Size  Number in College 
 
2
 

 

 

 

 

 
3
 

 

 

 

 

 
4
 

 

 

 

 

 
5
 

 

 

 

 

 
6
 

 

 

 

 



NOTE: For each additional family member, add $4,710. For each additional college student, subtract $3,350.




``(C) ACADEMIC YEAR 2011-2012.--For academic year 2011-2012, the income protection allowance is determined by the following table:

















 






 






 






 





``Income Protection Allowance
Family Size  Number in College 
 
2
 

 

 

 

 

 
3
 

 

 

 

 

 
4
 

 

 

 

 

 
5
 

 

 

 

 

 
6
 

 

 

 

 



NOTE: For each additional family member, add $5,180. For each additional college student, subtract $3,690.




``(D) ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013.--For academic year 2012-2013, the income protection allowance is determined by the following table:

















 






 






 






 





``Income Protection Allowance
Family Size  Number in College 
 
2
 

 

 

 

 

 
3
 

 

 

 

 

 
4
 

 

 

 

 

 
5
 

 

 

 

 

 
6
 

 

 

 

 



NOTE: For each additional family member, add $5,660. For each additional college student, subtract $4,020.''.




(d) Updated Tables and Amounts.--Section 478(b) (20 U.S.C. 1087rr(b)) is amended--
(1) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following:
``(1) REVISED TABLES.--
``(A) IN GENERAL.--For each academic year after academic year 2008-2009, the Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register a revised table of income protection allowances for the purpose of such sections, subject to subparagraphs (B) and (C).
``(B) TABLE FOR INDEPENDENT STUDENTS.--
``(i) ACADEMIC YEARS 2009-2010 THROUGH 2012-2013.--For each of the academic years 2009-2010 through 2012-2013, the Secretary shall not develop a revised table of income protection allowances under section 477(b)(4) and the table specified for such academic year under subparagraphs (A) through (D) of such section shall apply.
``(ii) OTHER ACADEMIC YEARS.--For each academic year after academic year 2012-2013, the Secretary shall develop the revised table of income protection allowances by increasing each of the dollar amounts contained in the table of income protection allowances under section 477(b)(4)(D) by a percentage equal to the estimated percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index (as determined by the Secretary) between December 2011 and the December next preceding the beginning of such academic
year, and rounding the result to the nearest $10.
``(C) TABLE FOR PARENTS.--For each academic year after academic year 2008-2009, the Secretary shall develop the revised table of income protection allowances under section 475(c)(4) by increasing each of the dollar amounts contained in the table by a percentage equal to the estimated percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index (as determined by the Secretary) between December 1992 and the December next preceding the beginning of such academic year, and rounding the result to the nearest
$10.''; and
(2) in paragraph (2), by striking ``shall be developed'' and all that follows through the period at the end and inserting ``shall be developed for each academic year after academic year 2012-2013, by increasing each of the dollar amounts contained in such section for academic year 2012-2013 by a percentage equal to the estimated percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index (as determined by the Secretary) between December 2011 and the December next preceding the beginning of such academic
year, and rounding the result to the nearest $10.''.
(e) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall take effect on July 1, 2009.
SEC. 602. AUTOMATIC ZERO IMPROVEMENTS.
(a) In General.--Section 479(c) (20 U.S.C. 1087ss(c)) is amended--
(1) in paragraph (1)(B), by striking ``20,000'' and inserting ``$30,000''; and
(2) in paragraph (2)(B), by striking ``$20,000'' and inserting ``$30,000''.
(b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall take effect on July 1, 2009.
SEC. 603. DISCRETION OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID ADMINISTRATORS.
The third sentence of section 479A(a) (20 U.S.C. 1087tt(a)) is amended--
(1) by inserting ``or an independent student'' after ``family member''; and
(2) by inserting ``a change in housing status that results in homelessness (as defined in section 103 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act),'' after ``under section 487,''.
SEC. 604. DEFINITIONS.
(a) In General.--Section 480 (20 U.S.C. 1087vv) is amended--
(1) in subsection (a)(2)--
(A) by striking ``and no portion'' and inserting ``no portion''; and
(B) by inserting ``and no distribution from any qualified education benefit described in subsection (f)(3) that is not subject to Federal income tax,'' after ``1986,'';
(2) in subsection (d)--
(A) by redesignating paragraphs (1), (2), (3) through (6), and (7) as subparagraphs (A), (B), (D) through (G), and (I), respectively, and indenting appropriately;
(B) by striking ``Independent Student.--The term'' and inserting ``Independent Student.--
``(1) DEFINITION.--The term'';
(C) by striking subparagraph (B) (as redesignated by subparagraph (A)) and inserting the following:
``(B) is an orphan, in foster care, or a ward of the court, or was in foster care or a ward of the court until the individual reached the age of 18;
``(C) is an emancipated minor or is in legal guardianship as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in the individual's State of legal residence;'';
(D) in subparagraph (G) (as redesignated by subparagraph (A)), by striking ``or'' after the semicolon;
(E) by inserting after subparagraph (G) (as redesignated by subparagraph (A)) the following:
``(H) has been verified as an unaccompanied youth who is a homeless child or youth (as such terms are defined in section 725 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act) during the school year in which the application is submitted, by--
``(i) a local educational agency homeless liaison, designated pursuant to section 722(g)(1)(J)(ii) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act;
``(ii) the director of a program funded under the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act or a designee of the director; or
``(iii) the director of a program funded under subtitle B of title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (relating to emergency shelter grants) or a designee of the director; or''; and
(F) by adding at the end the following:
``(2) SIMPLIFYING THE DEPENDENCY OVERRIDE PROCESS.--A financial aid administrator may make a determination of independence under paragraph (1)(I) based upon a documented determination of independence that was previously made by another financial aid administrator under such paragraph in the same award year.'';
(3) in subsection (e)--
(A) in paragraph (3), by striking ``and'' after the semicolon;
(B) in paragraph (4), by striking the period at the end and inserting ``; and''; and
(C) by adding at the end the following:
``(5) special combat pay.'';
(4) in subsection (f), by striking paragraph (3) and inserting the following:
``(3) A qualified education benefit shall be considered an asset of--
``(A) the student if the student is an independent student; or
``(B) the parent if the student is a dependent student, regardless of whether the owner of the account is the student or the parent.'';
(5) in subsection (j)--
(A) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``, or a distribution that is not includable in gross income under section 529 of such Code, under another prepaid tuition plan offered by a State, or under a Coverdell education savings account under section 530 of such Code,'' after ``1986''; and
(B) by adding at the end the following:
``(4) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), special combat pay shall not be treated as estimated financial assistance for purposes of section 471(3).''; and
(6) by adding at the end the following:
``(n) Special Combat Pay.--The term `special combat pay' means pay received by a member of the Armed Forces because of exposure to a hazardous situation.''.
SEC. 605. AUTHORIZATION AND APPROPRIATIONS.
There are authorized to be appropriated, and there are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2008 for the Department of Education to pay the estimated increase in costs in the Federal Pell Grant program under section 401 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070a) resulting from the amendments made by sections 603 and 604 for award year 2007-2008.
TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO STUDENT ASSISTANCE


SEC. 701. STUDENT ELIGIBILITY.
(a) Amendments.--Section 484(r) (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)) is amended--
(1) in the table in paragraph (1), by inserting ``while such student is enrolled in an institution of higher education and receiving financial assistance under this title'' after ``of a controlled substance'' each place the term appears;
(2) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4); and
(3) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
``(4) INTERACTION WITH FAFSA.--The Secretary shall not require a student to provide information regarding the student's possession or sale of a controlled substance on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or any other common financial reporting form described in section 483(a).''.
(b) Authorization and Appropriations.--There are authorized to be appropriated, and there are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2008 for the Department of Education to pay the estimated increase in costs in the Federal Pell Grant program under section 401 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070a) resulting from the amendments made by subsection (a) for award year 2007-2008.
TITLE VIII--MISCELLANEOUS


SEC. 801. COMPETITIVE LOAN AUCTION PILOT PROGRAM.
Title IV (20 U.S.C. 1070 et seq.) is further amended by adding at the end the following:

``PART I--COMPETITIVE LOAN AUCTION PILOT PROGRAM; STATE GRANT PROGRAM
``SEC. 499. COMPETITIVE LOAN AUCTION PILOT PROGRAM.
``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
``(1) ELIGIBLE FEDERAL PLUS LOAN.--The term `eligible Federal PLUS Loan' means a loan described in section 428B made to a parent of a dependent student.
``(2) ELIGIBLE LENDER.--The term `eligible lender' has the meaning given the term in section 435.
``(b) Pilot Program.--The Secretary shall carry out a pilot program under which the Secretary establishes a mechanism for an auction of eligible Federal PLUS Loans in accordance with this subsection. The pilot program shall meet the following requirements:
``(1) PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION.--During the period beginning on the date of enactment of this section and ending on June 30, 2009, the Secretary shall plan and implement the pilot program under this subsection.
``(2) ORIGINATION AND DISBURSEMENT; APPLICABILITY OF SECTION 428B.--Beginning on July 1, 2009, the Secretary shall arrange for the origination and disbursement of all eligible Federal PLUS Loans in accordance with the provisions of this subsection and the provisions of section 428B that are not inconsistent with this subsection.
``(3) LOAN ORIGINATION MECHANISM.--The Secretary shall establish a loan origination auction mechanism that meets the following requirements:
``(A) AUCTION.--The Secretary administers an auction under this paragraph for each State under which eligible lenders compete to originate eligible Federal PLUS Loans under this paragraph at all institutions of higher education within the State.
``(B) PREQUALIFICATION PROCESS.--The Secretary establishes a prequalification process for eligible lenders desiring to participate in an auction under this paragraph that contains, at a minimum--
``(i) a set of borrower benefits and servicing requirements each eligible lender shall meet in order to participate in such an auction; and
``(ii) an assessment of each such eligible lender's capacity, including capital capacity, to participate effectively.
``(C) TIMING AND ORIGINATION.--Each State auction takes place every 2 years, and the eligible lenders with the winning bids for the State are the only eligible lenders permitted to originate eligible Federal PLUS Loans made under this paragraph for the cohort of students at the institutions of higher education within the State until the students graduate from or leave the institutions of higher education.
``(D) BIDS.--Each eligible lender's bid consists of the amount of the special allowance payment (including the recapture of excess interest) the eligible lender proposes to accept from the Secretary with respect to the eligible Federal PLUS Loans made under this paragraph in lieu of the amount determined under section 438(b)(2)(I).
``(E) MAXIMUM BID.--The maximum bid allowable under this paragraph shall not exceed the amount of the special allowance payable on eligible Federal PLUS Loans made under this paragraph computed under section 438(b)(2)(I) (other than clauses (ii), (iii), (iv), and (vi) of such section), except that for purposes of the computation under this subparagraph, section 438(b)(2)(I)(i)(III) shall be applied by substituting `1.74 percent' for `2.34 percent'.
``(F) WINNING BIDS.--The winning bids for each State auction shall be the 2 bids containing the lowest and the second lowest proposed special allowance payments, subject to subparagraph (E).
``(G) AGREEMENT WITH SECRETARY.--Each eligible lender having a winning bid under subparagraph (F) enters into an agreement with the Secretary under which the eligible lender--
``(i) agrees to originate eligible Federal PLUS Loans under this paragraph to each borrower who--
``(I) seeks an eligible Federal PLUS Loan under this paragraph to enable a dependent student to attend an institution of higher education within the State;
``(II) is eligible for an eligible Federal PLUS Loan; and
``(III) elects to borrow from the eligible lender; and
``(ii) agrees to accept a special allowance payment (including the recapture of excess interest) from the Secretary with respect to the eligible Federal PLUS Loans originated under clause (i) in the amount proposed in the second lowest winning bid described in subparagraph (F) for the applicable State auction.
``(H) SEALED BIDS; CONFIDENTIALITY.--All bids are sealed and the Secretary keeps the bids confidential, including following the announcement of the winning bids.
``(I) ELIGIBLE LENDER OF LAST RESORT.--
``(i) IN GENERAL.--In the event that there is no winning bid under subparagraph (F), the students at the institutions of higher education within the State that was the subject of the auction shall be served by an eligible lender of last resort, as determined by the Secretary.
``(ii) DETERMINATION OF ELIGIBLE LENDER OF LAST RESORT.--Prior to the start of any auction under this paragraph, eligible lenders that desire to serve as an eligible lender of last resort shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time and in such manner as the Secretary may determine. Such application shall include an assurance that the eligible lender will meet the prequalification requirements described in subparagraph (B).
``(iii) GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION.--The Secretary shall identify an eligible lender of last resort for each State.
``(iv) NOTIFICATION TIMING.--The Secretary shall not identify any eligible lender of last resort until after the announcement of all the winning bids for a State auction for any year.
``(J) GUARANTEE AGAINST LOSSES.--The Secretary guarantees the eligible Federal PLUS Loans made under this paragraph against losses resulting from the default of a parent borrower in an amount equal to 99 percent of the unpaid principal and interest due on the loan.
``(K) LOAN FEES.--The Secretary shall not collect a loan fee under section 438(d) with respect to an eligible Federal Plus Loan originated under this paragraph.
``(L) CONSOLIDATION.--
``(i) IN GENERAL.--An eligible lender who is permitted to originate eligible Federal PLUS Loans for a borrower under this paragraph shall have the option to consolidate such loans into 1 loan.
``(ii) NOTIFICATION.--In the event a borrower with eligible Federal PLUS Loans made under this paragraph wishes to consolidate the loans, the borrower shall notify the eligible lender who originated the loans under this paragraph.
``(iii) LIMITATION ON ELIGIBLE LENDER OPTION TO CONSOLIDATE.--The option described in clause (i) shall not apply if--
``(I) the borrower includes in the notification in clause (ii) verification of consolidation terms and conditions offered by an eligible lender other than the eligible lender described in clause (i); and
``(II) not later than 10 days after receiving such notification from the borrower, the eligible lender described in clause (i) does not agree to match such terms and conditions, or provide more favorable terms and conditions to such borrower than the offered terms and conditions described in subclause (I).
``(iv) CONSOLIDATION OF ADDITIONAL LOANS.--If a borrower has a Federal Direct PLUS Loan or a loan made on behalf of a dependent student under section 428B and seeks to consolidate such loan with an eligible Federal PLUS Loan made under this paragraph, then the eligible lender that originated the borrower's loan under this paragraph may include in the consolidation under this subparagraph a Federal Direct PLUS Loan or a loan made on behalf of a dependent student under section 428B, but
only if--
``(I) in the case of a Federal Direct PLUS Loan, the eligible lender agrees, not later than 10 days after the borrower requests such consolidation from the lender, to match the consolidation terms and conditions that would otherwise be available to the borrower if the borrower consolidated such loans in the loan program under part D; or
``(II) in the case of a loan made on behalf of a dependent student under section 428B, the eligible lender agrees, not later than 10 days after the borrower requests such consolidation from the lender, to match the consolidation terms and conditions offered by an eligible lender other than the eligible lender that originated the borrower's loans under this paragraph.
``(v) SPECIAL ALLOWANCE ON CONSOLIDATION LOANS THAT INCLUDE LOANS MADE UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH.--The applicable special allowance payment for loans consolidated under this paragraph shall be equal to the lesser of--
``(I) the weighted average of the special allowance payment on such loans, except that such weighted average shall exclude the special allowance payment for any Federal Direct PLUS Loan included in the consolidation; or
``(II) the result of--
``(aa) the average of the bond equivalent rates of the quotes of the 3-month commercial paper (financial) rates in effect for each of the days in such quarter as reported by the Federal Reserve in Publication H-15 (or its successor) for such 3-month period; plus
``(bb) 1.59 percent.
``(vi) INTEREST PAYMENT REBATE FEE.--Any loan under section 428C consolidated under this paragraph shall not be subject to the interest payment rebate fee under section 428C(f).
``(c) College Access Partnership Grant Program.--
``(1) PURPOSE.--It is the purpose of this subsection to make payments to States to assist the States in carrying out the activities and services described in paragraph (7) in order to increase access to higher education for students in the State.
``(2) AUTHORIZATION AND APPROPRIATIONS.--There are authorized to be appropriated, and there are appropriated, $25,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2008 and 2009 to carry out this subsection.
``(3) PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.--
``(A) GRANTS AUTHORIZED.--From amounts appropriated under paragraph (2), the Secretary shall award grants, from allotments under paragraph (4), to States having applications approved under paragraph (5), to enable the State to pay the Federal share of the costs of carrying out the activities and services described in paragraph (7).
``(B) FEDERAL SHARE; NON-FEDERAL SHARE.--
``(i) FEDERAL SHARE.--The amount of the Federal share under this subsection for a fiscal year shall be equal to 2/3 of the costs of the activities and services described in paragraph (7).
``(ii) NON-FEDERAL SHARE.--The amount of the non-Federal share under this subsection shall be equal to 1/3 of the costs of the activities and services described in paragraph (7). The non-Federal share may be in cash or in-kind, and may be provided from a combination of State resources and contributions from private organizations in the State.
``(C) REDUCTION FOR FAILURE TO PAY NON-FEDERAL SHARE.--If a State fails to provide the full non-Federal share required under this paragraph, the Secretary shall reduce the amount of the grant payment under this subsection proportionately.
``(D) TEMPORARY INELIGIBILITY FOR SUBSEQUENT PAYMENTS.--
``(i) IN GENERAL.--The Secretary shall determine a State to be temporarily ineligible to receive a grant payment under this subsection for a fiscal year if--
``(I) the State fails to submit an annual report pursuant to paragraph (9) for the preceding fiscal year; or
``(II) the Secretary determines, based on information in such annual report, that the State is not effectively meeting the conditions described under paragraph (8) and the goals of the application under paragraph (5).
``(ii) REINSTATEMENT.--If the Secretary determines a State is ineligible under clause (i), the Secretary may enter into an agreement with the State setting forth the terms and conditions under which the State may regain eligibility to receive payments under this subsection.
``(4) DETERMINATION OF ALLOTMENT.--
``(A) AMOUNT OF ALLOTMENT.--Subject to subparagraph (B), in making grant payments to States under this subsection, the allotment to each State for a fiscal year shall be equal to the sum of--
``(i) the amount that bears the same relation to 50 percent of the amount appropriated under paragraph (2) for such fiscal year as the number of residents in the State aged 5 through 17 who are living below the poverty line applicable to the resident's family size (as determined under section 673(2) of the Community Service Block Grant Act) bears to the total number of such residents in all States; and
``(ii) the amount that bears the same relation to 50 percent of the amount appropriated under paragraph (2) for such fiscal year as the number of residents in the State aged 15 through 44 who are living below the poverty line applicable to the individual's family size (as determined under section 673(2) of the Community Service Block Grant Act) bears to the total number of such residents in all States.
``(B) MINIMUM AMOUNT.--No State shall receive an allotment under this subsection for a fiscal year in an amount that is less than 1/2 of 1 percent of the total amount appropriated under paragraph (2) for such fiscal year.
``(5) SUBMISSION AND CONTENTS OF APPLICATION.--
``(A) IN GENERAL.--For each fiscal year for which a State desires a grant payment under paragraph (3), the State agency with jurisdiction over higher education, or another agency designated by the Governor of the State to administer the program under this subsection, shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing the information described in subparagraph (B).
``(B) APPLICATION.--An application submitted under subparagraph (A) shall include the following:
``(i) A description of the State's capacity to administer the grant under this subsection and report annually to the Secretary on the activities and services described in paragraph (7).
``(ii) A description of the State's plan for using the grant funds to meet the requirements of paragraphs (7) and (8), including plans for how the State will make special efforts to provide such benefits to students in the State that are underrepresented in postsecondary education.
``(iii) A description of how the State will provide or coordinate the non-Federal share from State and private funds, if applicable.
``(iv) A description of the existing structure that the State has in place to administer the activities and services under paragraph (7) or the plan to develop such administrative capacity.
``(6) PAYMENT TO ELIGIBLE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.--A State receiving a payment under this subsection may elect to make a payment to 1 or more eligible nonprofit organizations, including an eligible not-for-profit holder (as defined in section 438(p)), or a partnership of such organizations, in the State in order to carry out activities or services described in paragraph (7), if the eligible nonprofit organization or partnership--
``(A) was in existence on the day before the date of enactment of the Higher Education Access Act of 2007; and
``(B) as of the day of such payment, is participating in activities and services related to increasing access to higher education, such as those activities and services described in paragraph (7).
``(7) ALLOWABLE USES.--
``(A) IN GENERAL.--Subject to subparagraph (C), a State may use a grant payment under this subsection only for the following activities and services, pursuant to the conditions under paragraph (8):
``(i) Information for students and families regarding--
``(I) the benefits of a postsecondary education;
``(II) postsecondary education opportunities;
``(III) planning for postsecondary education; and
``(IV) career preparation.
``(ii) Information on financing options for postsecondary education and activities that promote financial literacy and debt management among students and families.
``(iii) Outreach activities for students who may be at risk of not enrolling in or completing postsecondary education.
``(iv) Assistance in completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or other common financial reporting form under section 483(a).
``(v) Need-based grant aid for students.
``(vi) Professional development for guidance counselors at middle schools and secondary schools, and financial aid administrators and college admissions counselors at institutions of higher education, to improve such individuals' capacity to assist students and parents with--
``(I) understanding--
``(aa) entrance requirements for admission to institutions of higher education; and
``(bb) State eligibility requirements for Academic Competitiveness Grants or National SMART Grants under section 401A, and other financial assistance that is dependent upon a student's coursework;
``(II) applying to institutions of higher education;
``(III) applying for Federal student financial assistance and other State, local, and private student financial assistance and scholarships;
``(IV) activities that increase students' ability to successfully complete the coursework required for a postsecondary degree, including activities such as tutoring or mentoring; and
``(V) activities to improve secondary school students' preparedness for postsecondary entrance examinations.
``(vii) Student loan cancellation or repayment (as applicable), or interest rate reductions, for borrowers who are employed in a high-need geographical area or a high-need profession in the State, as determined by the State.
``(B) PROHIBITED USES.--Funds made available under this subsection shall not be used to promote any lender's loans.
``(C) USE OF FUNDS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PURPOSES.--A State may use not more than 2 percent of the total amount of the Federal share and non-Federal share provided under this subsection for administrative purposes relating to the grant under this subsection.
``(8) SPECIAL CONDITIONS.--
``(A) AVAILABILITY TO STUDENTS AND FAMILIES.--A State receiving a grant payment under this subsection shall--
``(i) make the activities and services described in clauses (i) through (vi) of paragraph (7)(A) that are funded under the payment available to all qualifying students and families in the State;
``(ii) allow students and families to participate in the activities and services without regard to--
``(I) the postsecondary institution in which the student enrolls;
``(II) the type of student loan the student receives;
``(III) the servicer of such loan; or
``(IV) the student's academic performance;
``(iii) not charge any student or parent a fee or additional charge to participate in the activities or services; and
``(iv) in the case of an activity providing grant aid, not require a student to meet any condition other than eligibility for Federal financial assistance under this title, except as provided for in the loan cancellation or repayment or interest rate reductions described in paragraph (7)(A)(vii).
``(B) PRIORITY.--A State receiving a grant payment under this subsection shall, in carrying out any activity or service described in paragraph (7)(A) with the grant funds, prioritize students and families who are living below the poverty line applicable to the individual's family size (as determined under section 673(2) of the Community Service Block Grant Act).
``(C) DISCLOSURES.--
``(i) ORGANIZATIONAL DISCLOSURES.--In the case of a State that has chosen to make a payment to an eligible not-for-profit holder in the State in accordance with paragraph (6), the holder shall clearly and prominently indicate the name of the holder and the nature of its work in connection with any of the activities carried out, or any information or services provided, with such funds.
``(ii) INFORMATIONAL DISCLOSURES.--Any information about financing options for higher education provided through an activity or service funded under this subsection shall--
``(I) include information to students and the students' parents of the availability of Federal, State, local, institutional, and other grants and loans for postsecondary education; and
``(II) present information on financial assistance for postsecondary education that is not provided under this title in a manner that is clearly distinct from information on student financial assistance under this title.
``(D) COORDINATION.--A State receiving a grant payment under this subsection shall attempt to coordinate the activities carried out with the payment with any existing activities that are similar to such activities, and with any other entities that support the existing activities in the State.
``(9) REPORT.--A State receiving a payment under this subsection shall prepare and submit an annual report to the Secretary on the program under this subsection and on the implementation of the activities and services described in paragraph (7). The report shall include--
``(A) each activity or service that was provided to students and families over the course of the year;
``(B) the cost of providing each activity or service;
``(C) the number, and percentage, if feasible and applicable, of students who received each activity or service; and
``(D) the total contributions from private organizations included in the State's non-Federal share for the fiscal year.
``(10) SUNSET.--The authority provided to carry out this subsection shall expire on September 30, 2009.
``(d) Financial Literacy Program Established.--
``(1) DEFINITION OF ELIGIBLE ENTITY.--In this subsection, the term `eligible entity' means a nonprofit or for-profit organization, or a consortium of such organizations, with a demonstrated record of effectiveness in providing financial literacy services to students at the secondary and postsecondary level.
``(2) PROGRAM ESTABLISHED.--From amounts appropriated under paragraph (6), the Secretary shall award grants to eligible entities to enable the eligible entities to increase the financial literacy of students who are enrolled or will enroll in an institution of higher education, including providing instruction to students on topics such as the understanding of loan terms and conditions, the calculation of interest rates, refinancing of debt, debt management, and future savings for education,
health care and long-term care, and retirement.
``(3) GRANT PERIOD; RENEWABILITY.--Each grant under this subsection shall be awarded for one 5-year period, and may not be renewed.
``(4) MATCHING REQUIREMENTS.--Each eligible entity that receives a grant under this subsection shall provide, from non-Federal sources, an amount (which may be provided in cash or in kind) to carry out the activities supported by the grant equal to 100 percent of the amount received under the grant.
``(5) APPLICATIONS.--An eligible entity desiring a grant under this subsection shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may reasonably require. Such application shall include the following:
``(A) A detailed description of the eligible entity's plans for providing financial literacy activities and the students and schools the grant will target.
``(B) The eligible entity's plan for using the matching grant funds, including how the funds will be used to provide financial literacy programs to students.
``(C) A plan to ensure the viability of the work of the eligible entity beyond the grant period.
``(D) A detailed description of the activities that carry out this subsection and that are conducted by the eligible entity at the time of the application, and how the matching grant funds will assist the eligible entity with expanding and enhancing such activities.
``(E) A description of the strategies that will be used to target activities under the grant to students in secondary school and enrolled in institutions of higher education who are historically underrepresented in institutions of higher education and who may benefit from the activities of the eligible entity.
``(6) AUTHORIZATION AND APPROPRIATIONS.--There are authorized to be appropriated, and there are appropriated, $10,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2008 and 2009 to carry out this subsection.
``(e) Secondary School Graduation and College Enrollment Program.--
``(1) DEFINITIONS.--In this subsection:
``(A) ELIGIBLE LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY.--
``(i) IN GENERAL.--The term `eligible local educational agency' means a local educational agency with a secondary school graduation rate of 70 percent or less--
``(I) in the aggregate; or
``(II) applicable to 2 or more subgroups of secondary school students served by the local educational agency that are described in clause (ii).
``(ii) SUBGROUPS.--A subgroup referred to in clause (i)(II) is--
``(I) a subgroup of economically disadvantaged students; or
``(II) a subgroup of students from a major racial or ethnic group.
``(B) ELIGIBLE ENTITY.--The term `eligible entity' means a consortium of a nonprofit organization and an institution of higher education with a demonstrated record of effectiveness in raising secondary school graduation rates and postsecondary enrollment rates.
``(2) PROGRAM ESTABLISHED.--From amounts appropriated under paragraph (7), the Secretary shall award grants to eligible entities to enable the eligible entities to carry out activities that--
``(A) create models of excellence for academically rigorous secondary schools, including early college secondary schools;
``(B) increase secondary school graduation rates;
``(C) raise the rate of students who enroll in an institution of higher education;
``(D) improve instruction and access to supports for struggling secondary school students;
``(E) create, implement, and utilize early warning systems to help identify students at risk of dropping out of secondary school; and
``(F) improve communication between parents, students, and schools concerning requirements for secondary school graduation, postsecondary education enrollment, and financial assistance available for attending postsecondary education.
``(3) USE OF FUNDS.--An eligible entity that receives a grant under this subsection shall use the funds--
``(A) to implement a college-preparatory curriculum for all students in a secondary school served by the eligible local educational agency that is, at a minimum, aligned with a rigorous secondary school program of study;
``(B) to implement accelerated academic catch-up programs, for students who enter secondary school not meeting the proficient levels of student academic achievement on the State academic assessments for mathematics, reading or language arts, or science under section 1111(b)(3) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, that enable such students to meet the proficient levels of achievement and remain on track to graduate from secondary school on time with a regular secondary school
diploma;
``(C) to implement an early warning system to quickly identify students at risk of dropping out of secondary school, including systems that track student absenteeism; and
``(D) to implement a comprehensive postsecondary education guidance program that--
``(i) will ensure that all students are regularly notified throughout the students' time in secondary school of secondary school graduation requirements and postsecondary education entrance requirements; and
``(ii) provides guidance and assistance to students in applying to an institution of higher education and in applying for Federal financial assistance and other State, local, and private financial assistance and scholarships.
``(4) GRANT PERIOD; RENEWABILITY.--Each grant under this subsection shall be awarded for one 5-year period, and may not be renewed.
``(5) MATCHING REQUIREMENTS.--Each eligible entity that receives a grant under this subsection shall provide, from non-Federal sources, an amount (which may be provided in cash or in-kind) to carry out the activities supported by the grant equal to 100 percent of the amount received under the grant.
``(6) APPLICATIONS.--An eligible entity desiring a grant under this subsection shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may reasonably require.
``(7) AUTHORIZATION AND APPROPRIATIONS.--There are authorized to be appropriated, and there are appropriated, $25,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2008 and 2009 to carry out this subsection.''.


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select this voteS. Amdt. 2329Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]July 18, 2007Passed by roll call vote on July 19, 2007.

To increase the amount appropriated for the college access partnership grant program.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2330Kennedy, Edward [D-MA]July 18, 2007Passed by roll call vote on July 19, 2007.

To amend the amounts appropriated for Promise Grants for fiscal years 2014 through 2017.

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S. Amdt. 2331Bunning, Jim [R-KY]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

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S. Amdt. 2332Bunning, Jim [R-KY]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2333Sessions, Jefferson [R-AL]July 19, 2007Failed by roll call vote on July 19, 2007.

To strike the provisions relating to loan forgiveness for public service employees.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2334Coleman, Norm [R-MN]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

To prevent the Federal Communications Commission from repromulgating the fairness doctrine.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2337Nelson, Ben [D-NE]July 19, 2007Failed by roll call vote on July 19, 2007.

To amend the special allowance payments.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2338Coleman, Norm [R-MN]July 19, 2007Passed by voice vote on July 20, 2007.

To make a technical correction to the definition of independent student in the Higher Education Act of 1965.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2339Cornyn, John [R-TX]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

To provide interim relief for shortages in employment-based visas for aliens with extraordinary ability and advanced degrees and for nurses.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2340Collins, Susan [R-ME]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

To provide limited immunity for reports of suspicious behavior and response.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2341Sununu, John [R-NH]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

To permanently extend certain education-related tax incentives.

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S. Amdt. 2342Sessions, Jefferson [R-AL]July 19, 2007Withdrawn on July 19, 2007.

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow personal exemptions under the individual alternative minimum tax, and for other purposes.

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S. Amdt. 2343Sessions, Jefferson [R-AL]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

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S. Amdt. 2344Durbin, Richard [D-IL]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

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S. Amdt. 2345Durbin, Richard [D-IL]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

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S. Amdt. 2346Durbin, Richard [D-IL]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

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S. Amdt. 2347Durbin, Richard [D-IL]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

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S. Amdt. 2348Durbin, Richard [D-IL]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

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S. Amdt. 2349Harkin, Thomas [D-IA]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2350Dole, Elizabeth [R-NC]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require individuals voting in person to present photo identification.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2351McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]July 19, 2007Passed by roll call vote on July 19, 2007.

To express the sense of the Senate on the detainees of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2352DeMint, Jim [R-SC]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

To amend the National Labor Relations Act to ensure the right of employees to a secret-ballot election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2353Kyl, Jon [R-AZ]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the individual alternative minimum tax.

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S. Amdt. 2354Hutchison, Kay [R-TX]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2355Ensign, John [R-NV]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

To reduce document fraud, prevent identity theft, and preserve the integrity of the Social Security system, by ensuring that individuals are not able to receive Social Security benefits as a result of unlawful activity.

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S. Amdt. 2356Salazar, Ken [D-CO]July 19, 2007Withdrawn on July 19, 2007.

Relative to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

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S. Amdt. 2357McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]July 19, 2007Withdrawn on July 19, 2007.

Relative to former President William Jefferson Clinton.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2358Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

Relative to illegal aliens qualifying for Social Security benefits.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2359Coleman, Norm [R-MN]July 19, 2007Passed by voice vote on July 19, 2007.

To protect innocent children.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2360Graham, Lindsey [R-SC]July 19, 2007Passed by voice vote on July 19, 2007.

To discourage drug use among college students.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2361Schumer, Charles [D-NY]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

A sense of the Senate relative to tax policy.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2362DeMint, Jim [R-SC]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

To repeal the sunset of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 with respect to the expansion of the adoption credit and adoption assistance programs.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2363Landrieu, Mary [D-LA]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

A sense of the Senate relative to the adoption tax credit

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2364Kerry, John [D-MA]July 19, 2007Offered on July 19, 2007.

A sense of the Senate relative to the Alternative Minimum Tax.

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