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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: December, 2016
Dec 15, 2016

This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin, Stephen, and Allie recap news from the past week, including a letter NASFAA sent to ED about FAFSA applicants who have not filed taxes, the Department of Education's decision to finalize the revocation of ACICS' federal recognition, and its new student loan counseling experiment. Justin and Stephen also discuss a report from the Congressional Budget Office with some concerning recommendations on how to reduce federal spending. Plus, Allie shares a strange encounter in the St. Louis airport, and Justin tells us about a rogue, self-driving Uber car. Have a happy holiday season, and thank you for all you do for students and the profession. We'll see you in 2017!

Dec 8, 2016

This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin, Stephen, and Allie are joined by Karen McCarthy, NASFAA's director of policy analysis, who discusses the highlights from the recent Federal Student Aid Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals. The team is also joined by Liz Clark, director of federal affairs at NACUBO, who shares her thoughts on why college endowments are seeing a spike in scrutiny from lawmakers and President-Elect Donald Trump. Plus, Stephen shares his experience watching members of Congress compete for new offices, and Justin tells us why Facebook isn't "cool" anymore. 

Dec 1, 2016

This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin, Stephen, and Allie discuss what a Betsy DeVos tenure as Education Secretary could mean for higher education policy. Justin and Stephen examine the future of DACA under the Trump administration, and Allie breaks down a recent GAO report looking into the costs associated with income-driven repayment plans. Plus, Justin gives a few updates from the Federal Student Aid Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals, and Stephen takes on fake news on Facebook.

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