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PRINTER'S NO. 234
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
271
Session of
2023
INTRODUCED BY SCHWANK, KEARNEY, FONTANA, HUGHES, HAYWOOD, KANE,
DILLON, STREET, TARTAGLIONE, CAPPELLETTI, SANTARSIERO,
COMITTA AND COSTA, JANUARY 31, 2023
REFERRED TO EDUCATION, JANUARY 31, 2023
AN ACT
Providing for child-care expense considerations in financial aid
determinations by postsecondary educational institutions.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Child-care expense considerations in financial aid
determinations.
(a) General rule.--In determining the amount of financial
aid a student is eligible to receive in an academic year, a
postsecondary educational institution shall consider if the
student will incur child-care expenses during that academic
year. The postsecondary educational institution shall use child-
care expenses as a factor in calculating the amount of financial
aid to which the student is entitled.
(b) Definition.--As used in this section, the term
"postsecondary educational institution" means an institution of
the State System of Higher Education as provided in Article XX-A
of the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the
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Public School Code of 1949, a State-related institution as
defined in section 2001-D of the Public School Code of 1949 and
a community college as defined in section 1901-A of the Public
School Code of 1949.
Section 2. Effective date.
This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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