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PUBLIC LAW 104-208—SEPT. 30, 1996 110 STAT. 3009-672 SEC. 504. PROCEDURES FOR REQUIRING PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP FOR FEDERAL PUBLIC BENEFITS. Section 432(a) of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1642) is amended— (1) by inserting "(1)" after the dash, and (2) by adding at the end the following: "(2) Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Attorney (General, in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, shall also establish procedures for a person applying for a Federal public benefit (as defined in section 401(c)) to provide proof of citizenship in a fair and nondiscriminatory manner.", SEC. 505. LIMITATION ON ELIGIBILITY FOR PREFERENTIAL TREAT- 8 USC 1623. MENT OF AUENS NOT LAWFULLY PRESENT ON BASIS OF RESIDENCE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION BENEFITS. (a) IN GENERAL.— Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an alien who is not lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible on the basis of residence within a State (or a political subdivision) for any postsecondary education benefit unless a citizen or national of the United States is eligible for such a benefit (in no less an amount, duration, and scope) without regard to whether the citizen or national is such a resident. (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.— This section shall apply to benefits provided on or after July 1, 1998. SEC. 506. STUDY AND REPORT ON AUEN STUDENT ELIGIBILITY FOR 8 USC 1611 note. POSTSECONDARY FEDERAL STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSIST- ANCE. (a) GAO STUDY AND REPORT. — (1) STUDY. —The Comptroller CJeneral shall conduct a study to determine the extent to which aliens who are not lawfully admitted for permanent residence are receiving postsecondary Federal student financial assistance. (2) REPORT. —Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit a report to the appropriate committees of the Congress on the study conducted under paragraph (1). (b) REPORT ON COMPUTER MATCHING PROGRAM.— (1) IN GENERAL.— Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Education and the Commissioner of Social Security shall jointly submit to the appropriate committees of the Congress a report on the computer matching program of the Department of Education under section 484(p) of the Higher Education Act of 1965. (2) REPORT ELEMENTS. —The report under paragraph (1) shall include the following: (A) An assessment by the Secretary and the Commissioner of the effectiveness of the computer matching program, and a justification for such assessment. (B) The ratio of successful matches under the program to inaccurate matches. (C) Such other information as the Secretary and the Commissioner jointly consider appropriate. (c) APPROPRIATE COMMITTEES OF THE CONGRESS. —For purposes of this section the term "appropriate committees of the Congress" means the Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities