H.R.959

To increase Federal Pell Grants for the children of fallen public safety officers, and for other purposes.

2/10/2009--Introduced.

Officer Daniel Faulkner Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act of 2009 - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to eliminate the expected family contribution used in determining Pell Grant eligibility in the case of a student applicant whose parent or guardian died as a result of performing service as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew.

Prohibits any increase in the Pell Grant such students receive by reason of this Act from: (1) factoring into the calculation of their need for other title IV assistance; or (2) reducing the educational assistance some may receive under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 as dependents of civilian federal law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

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