Bill would ban refusing college transcripts because of debt

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s public colleges would be unable to withhold a student’s transcript, grades or diplomas because of outstanding debts, under a measure that advanced Wednesday in the House.

Rep. Julie Emerson, a Carencro Republican, said her proposal aims to remove barriers that keep students from getting an education and completing a degree program.

Her bill would prohibit a public university or college from refusing to give current or former students their transcripts because they owe the school money.

Those universities and colleges also would be barred from withholding grades, a diploma, transcripts or course registration services because a student is in default on a federal loan.

The proposal won support from the House Education Committee in an 11-3 vote and moves next to the full House for consideration.

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House Bill 676: www.legis.la.gov

By: Associated Press

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