To amend the Truth in Lending Act and the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require certain creditors to obtain certifications from institutions of higher education, 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 the ``Know Before You Owe Private Student Loan Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS TO THE TRUTH IN LENDING ACT.
(a) In General.--Section 128(e) of the Truth in Lending Act (15 U.S.C. 1638(e)) is amended-- (1) by striking paragraph (3) and inserting the following: ``(3) Institutional certification required.-- ``(A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph (B), before a creditor may issue any funds with respect to an extension of credit described in this subsection, the creditor shall obtain from the relevant institution of higher education where such loan is to be used for a student, such institution's certification of-- ``(i) the enrollment status of the student; ``(ii) the student's cost of attendance at the institution as determined by the institution under part F of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965; and ``(iii) the difference between-- ``(I) such cost of attendance; and ``(II) the student's estimated financial assistance, including such assistance received under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and other financial assistance known to the institution, as applicable. ``(B) Exception.--Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), a creditor may issue funds with respect to an extension of credit...