US HB6502 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-2)
Status: Introduced on April 14 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-04-14 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Pending: House Education and Labor Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


COVID-19 Graduate Relief Act This bill allows students who graduate from institutions of higher education between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, to defer payments on their federal student loans for up to three years. The Department of Education (ED) may extend deferment eligibility for one-year periods through December 31, 2022, if ED determines that the anticipated economic impact of the coronavirus (i.e., the virus that causes COVID-19 or another coronavirus with pandemic potential) on graduates of that year necessitates an extension. ED must consider certain factors, such as recent unemployment statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, when determining whether to extend deferment eligibility to such graduates.

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COVID-19 Graduate Relief Act



2020-04-14HouseReferred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
2020-04-14HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB3556 (Same As) 2020-03-20 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.


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