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S.915: Student Right to Know Before You Go Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Ron Wyden, D-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 5 (4 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced May 9, 2013
Latest Major Action July 31, 2014
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  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
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Bill Summary

Student Right to Know Before You Go Act of 2013 - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to require institutions of higher education (IHEs) to submit to the Secretary of Education data that the Secretary determines to be sufficient to complete all student components of reporting required for the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Directs the Secretary to review that determination every five years.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) establish common definitions for IHEs to follow in submitting the data required under this Act, and (2) determine both collection and reporting requirements.

Directs the Secretary to require IHEs to identify student unit records to enable coding and reporting on: (1) students who participate in remedial education; (2) whether, and at what level, the student is seeking a degree; and (3) whether the student is seeking a certificate. (Student unit records are used to collect informatio...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 31, 2014 Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
May 9, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.