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President Donald Trump Signs Legislation into law to End Surprise Medical Billing

 

The legislation also Finishes Simplifying the FAFSA, Strengthen Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Restore Pell Grants for Incarcerated Students

U.S. SenateMaryville, TN – President Donald J. Trump has signed into law the government funding legislation that included U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander’s (R-Tenn.) bipartisan, bicameral proposal that holds patients harmless from surprise bills and resolves payment disputes between providers and insurers.

The legislation signed into law also includes Alexander’s bipartisan higher education proposals, which significantly simplifies the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by reducing its 108 questions to a maximum of 36 questions, restores the ability for incarcerated individuals to get a Pell Grant, reinstates Pell Grant eligibility for students who have been defrauded, forgives the outstanding debt of Historically Black Colleges and Universities that received loans under the federal HBCU Capital Financing Loan Program, and removes certain unnecessary regulations and aid limitations on institutions of higher education and students.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander reports Senate to vote on Higher Education Bill

 

Senate and House Education Committee Leaders Announce Funding Bill Will Simplify FAFSA, Forgive Debt for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Restore Pell Grants for Incarcerated Students

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.) today announced that important bipartisan higher education proposals will be included in broader government funding legislation that the Senate will consider this week.

The legislative package would significantly simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by reducing its 108 questions to a maximum of 36 questions, restore the ability for incarcerated individuals to get a Pell Grant, reinstate Pell Grant eligibility for students who have been defrauded, forgive outstanding debt of Historically Black Colleges and Universities that received loans under the federal HBCU Capital Financing Loan Program, and remove certain unnecessary regulations and aid limitations on institutions of higher education and students.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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tnAchieves announces TN Promise, UT Promise Deadline Extensions

 

TN AchievesNashville, TN – In collaboration with the University of Tennessee, , the partnering organization to the TN Promise in 90 Tennessee counties, announces the extension of the UT Promise deadline to December 15th, 2020. 

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Tennessee Promise seeks Applicants, Mentors for 2020-2012 School Year

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Clarksville, TN – tnAchieves, the local partnering organization for Tennessee Promise, which provides two years of tuition-free attendance at a community or technical college in Tennessee, is looking for both high school applicants and mentors to assist seniors in pursuing higher education.

In Clarksville-Montgomery County, both the number of students who have applied for the scholarship and the adult mentors has seen a significant drop in 2020. 

Mentors needed locally for 2020-2012 School Year

Mentors needed locally for 2020-2012 School Year

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Nashville State Community College Provides Students with Technology, Internet Access, Continued Academic and Non-Academic Support

 

Nashville State Community CollegeNashville, TN – Knowing that many students face barriers on a consistent basis, Nashville State Community College continues to create programs and look for innovative ways, while forging community partnerships, to help them succeed while in college. 

Nashville State Community College - Clarksville Campus

Nashville State Community College – Clarksville Campus

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Lamar Alexander says Finish Fixing the FAFSA, This Year

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said, “the time to finish fixing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now and I hope we can pass bipartisan legislation to do so by the end of this year,” during this morning’s committee hearing to discuss how Congress can finish the job of shortening the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

“Twenty million students and their families are in the middle of what is likely the strangest first semester of college in a century,” Alexander continued. “Almost everything has changed for students – except for one thing – students still have to answer 108 questions on the dreaded FAFSA form.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander Proposes “No Income. No Monthly Payment.” for 43 Million Student Loan Borrowers

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) proposed today, July 22nd, 2020 that 43 million student loan borrowers be able to continue deferring monthly payments after October 1st if they have no income.

“In March, Congress deferred student loan payments for six months, but without congressional action, payments will resume starting October 1st,” Alexander said today on the Senate floor.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Hopkinsville Community College extends Scholarship Deadline

 

Hopkinsville Community CollegeHopkinsville, KY – The Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) announced Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 that the deadline for academic scholarships for the 2020 – 2021 year has been extended to May 1st, 2020.

According to the college the unprecedented challenges of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may have caused some students to miss the regular March 15th deadline.

Hopkinsville Community College extends deadline for academic scholarships for the 2020 – 2021 year to May 1st, 2020.

Hopkinsville Community College extends deadline for academic scholarships for the 2020 – 2021 year to May 1st, 2020.

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Lamar Alexander says Beyond the Headlines, Congress is Reaching Results for Tennesseans

 

U.S. SenateMaryville TN – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said members of Congress have worked together to get results for Americans and for Tennesseans.

“I often suggest Tennesseans look at Washington, D.C., as if it were a split-screen television. On one side, you hear about impeachment and tweets, but, on the other side, you have members of Congress working together to get results for Americans. And in 2019, we’ve done just that.”

“Congress passed legislation in December that provides permanent funding – that is fully paid for – for HBCUs and other minority serving institutions attended by over 2 million minority students,” Senator Alexander said.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander says President Donald Trump, Congress Give Christmas Present to Historically Black Colleges and 20 Million Students Who Fill Out FAFSA Each Year

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said that President Donald Trump and Congress have delivered a Christmas present for millions of students and families after President Trump signed bipartisan legislation into law that included an amendment by Alexander and Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) that simplifies the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form that 20 million families, including 8 million minority students, fill out every year to qualify for federal student aid.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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