NAICU Washington Update

HEROS Bill Heads to the President

October 03, 2007

The House on September 25 and the Senate on September 27 passed a permanent extension of the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act (HEROS). The act, first passed in 2003, expired on September 30. Congressional action this week has put the legislation on track to become permanent. The president is expected to sign the legislation.

HEROS authorizes the Secretary of Education to waive statutory student aid provisions for service members and certain others, including spouses and dependents, during a time of war or other national emergency.

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