CONGRESSMAN HENRY CUELLAR COSPONSORS BILL TO HELP COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS
Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, along with Congressman Ric Keller (FL-08), introduced the One-Stop Student Financial Aid Information Act of 2007. The bill aims to ensure that students with an interest in postsecondary education have the best access to information about different forms of financial aid offered by the federal government.
“I believe that students should be aware of the opportunities they have,” said Congressman Cuellar. “The costs of going to college are increasing, and students and their families deserve an easy way to help them identify federally-funded financial aid and related programs that they are eligible for.”
Currently, financial aid programs are not consolidated, making students pay for services to complete the search, or invest large amounts of time completing the search themselves. This act will require all federal departments and agencies to submit any financial aid opportunities to a central hub that will be administered by the Department of Education.
Congressman Cuellar continued, “With education being one of my top priorities, I believe it is necessary to make college-bound students aware of the many forms of financial aid they may apply for. As a Member of Congress, I will continue pushing for legislation that helps all working families send their children to college.”