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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: February, 2017
Feb 23, 2017

This week on "Off The Cuff," the team discusses new developments for DACA-eligible recipients from the Trump administration, and makes predictions for what we'll see in President Donald Trump's State of the Union address and federal budget. Allie fills us in on research on state investments in higher education and whether college is "the great equalizer." Plus, have Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell stumbled on a new way to pay for college?

Feb 16, 2017

This week on "Off The Cuff," the team welcomes Megan back to the podcast, and discusses developing news surrounding DACA students and potential deportation. Justin shares details of his recent trip to the SASFAA conference, and talks about the highlights of NASFAA's recent comments on Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Allie talks about the "Michelle Obama effect" on FAFSA completions, and Stephen gives an update on regulations covered in the Congressional Review Act. Plus, Ashton Kutcher makes an appearance on Capitol Hill, and a "Trumpagator" is surfacing in South Carolina.

Feb 9, 2017

This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin, Stephen, and Allie talk about the lingering political rifts caused by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' final confirmation and her first speech to the ED staff as Secretary. The team dissects loan and simplification policy proposals put forward in a Congressional hearing this week and Justin and Stephen give an update on regulatory repeals and a (non)update on non-tax filers.

Feb 2, 2017

This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin, Stephen, and Allie talk about developments in Betsy DeVos' nomination to become secretary of education. Justin and Stephen discuss some higher education-related questions senators submitted to DeVos after her confirmation hearing, and Allie reviews news that Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. may be leading a higher education task force for the Trump administration. Finally, the team discusses a protest-turned-riot at UC Berkeley that pushed President Trump to threaten to revoke the university's federal funding.

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