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Pell Grant Restoration Act a Significant Step Toward Justice for Defrauded Students

September 10, 2015

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Pell Grant Restoration Act of 2015 a Significant Step Toward Justice for Students Taken Advantage of by Fraudulent Schools

[WASHINGTON]–Today, House Committee on Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introduced the Pell Grant Restoration Act of 2015, which would restore access to Pell Grants for students who attended fraudulent institutions and whose loans have been discharged after having proven a defense to repayment.

“No student taken advantage of by a fraudulent school should have to give up on his or her dream of pursuing a quality higher education,” said Jennifer Wang, Policy Director at Young Invincibles. “The Pell Grant Restoration Act of 2015 is a significant step toward justice for low-income students deceived by failing institutions. It would ensure they can access the financial aid they are entitled to and be better able to afford to go back to school. Given the growing number of schools found to have violated the law and many more under federal investigation for deceitful practices, Congress should move swiftly to pass this bill.”