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NASFAA's Off the Cuff Podcast

Hosted by NASFAA staff, this weekly podcast offers an unscripted view of hot financial aid and higher education-related topics. Justin Draeger and co-hosts will discuss what's happening inside the beltway to give you an insider's perspective.
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Now displaying: November, 2016
Nov 22, 2016

This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin and Stephen explain the history of the Congressional Review Act, and the potential for Congress to roll back several of President Obama's regulations, including a few tied to student aid and higher education. Stephen also explains the ins and outs of what could happen for some of these regulations with an upcoming budget deal. Plus, Allie and Justin recap details from the Department of Education's release of some gainful employment data, and news on improper payments within the Pell Grant and Direct Loan programs. NASFAA wishes everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you for all you do for your students and for the profession!

Nov 14, 2016

This week on "Off The Cuff," the team discusses the surprising results of last week's presidential election, and what we can expect to see for higher education policy under a Trump administration. Justin, Stephen, and Allie talk about who might become the next Secretary of Education, and how the election will affect Congress as it pushes toward reauthorizing the Higher Education Act. Plus, new FAFSA data highlights some promising results, and Stephen shares his experience trying out for "The Price Is Right." Tune in to find out if he made it on the show!

Nov 7, 2016

This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin and Megan discuss higher education and the presidential election with POLITICO reporter Michael Stratford. Michael shares what it's like to be a reporter in Washington, DC during an election year, and gives us his predictions on what's to come for higher education policy under a Clinton presidency and a Trump presidency. Justin and Megan touch on developments surrounding the Department of Education's state authorization regulations and letters of support for the Pell Grant Program. Plus, Megan shares that while Hillary Clinton could become the first female U.S. president, a surprising number of women have run for the top position.

Nov 1, 2016

This week on "Off The Cuff," the NASFAA policy team debriefs on how higher education is playing into state elections and Megan shares the highlights from NASFAA's new white paper on Early FAFSA and prior-prior year implementation. The team gives a rundown of the Department of Education's recently released borrower defense regulations and its Pell Grant restoration proposal. Plus, in a list of history's most unusual ballot referenda, there's one from California that has Megan scratching her head.

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