Sponsor: Rep. Van Duyne [R-TX]
NASFAA Bottom line & Analysis: This bill would now include PLUS loans made to graduate students and parents in the calculation for an institution’s Cohort Default Rate (CDR) so that any default in these loans is now included in the calculation.
H.Roentgen.5084 – Student loan Refinancing Operate
Sponsor: Rep. Turner [R-OH]
Cosponsors: 1 (1D; 0R)
NASFAA Summary & Analysis: After completing an application for refinancing for an eligible federal student loan, the borrower would be able to refinance their loan’s interest rate to the interest rate for current new borrowers at the same time of the application. The bill would also ensure that refinancing loans does not affect a borrower’s monthly payment count on IDR repayment plans and PSLF plans.
S.2596 – Mortgage Work away from 2021
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio [R-FL]
NASFAA Summation & Analysis: This bill would eliminate interest and replace it with a one-time, non-compounding origination fee that borrowers will pay over the life of the loan. For borrowers who pay off their loans faster than the established repayment plan’s time limit, ED could credit or refund borrowers a calculated amount of the financing fee. The bill would also allow only two repayment plan options, the standard 10-year repayment plan, and an income driven repayment plan, to be created with this bill.