Status Summary

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on 09/12/2017 (updated 12/4/18)

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S 1795 clarifies the eligibility guidelines about homeless students in higher education who qualify for independent status. 

The bill also prioritizes foster and homeless youth for work study awards, forbids the inclusion of education training vouchers and independent living stipends in student cost of attendance formulas, and requires that foster and homeless students not pay more than in-state tuition and fees.

Companion bill in the House: H.R. 3740, sponsored by Katherine Clark (D-MA-5)