To simplify the process for determining the need and eligibility of students for financial assistance under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as ``Student Financial Aid Simplification Act''.
SEC. 2. FAFSA SIMPLIFICATION.
Section 483 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1090) is amended-- (1) in subsection (a)-- (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``The Secretary'' and inserting ``Subject to subsection (i), the Secretary''; and (B) in paragraph (6), by striking ``The need'' and inserting ``Subject to subsection (i), the need''; and (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection: ``(i) FAFSA Simplification.-- ``(1) In general.--Effective with respect to academic year 2013-2014 and each succeeding academic year and notwithstanding subsection (a)(6) and any other provision of this section, with respect to a student who is a taxpayer or a dependent of a taxpayer and who does not meet the requirements of subsection (b) or (c) of section 479, the need and eligibility of such student for financial assistance under part A through E (other than subpart 4 of part A) may be determined only by-- ``(A) authorizing the Secretary to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service income data, and other taxpayer data needed to compute an expected family contribution for the student, from two years prior to the student's planned enrollment date; and...