This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin, Megan, Stephen, and Allie analyze the outcome of the House education committee's 13-hour markup session of the PROSPER Act — the House Republicans' bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. The gang discusses the political reverberations of the Alabama Senate election and another deadline leading to a government shutdown — the team dives into what could happen in the next few weeks. Plus, Justin shares his favorite new way to "hack" airport travel. (Spoiler alert: it involves a skateboard), and Allie tells us about a celebrity dog who attended the House HEA markup hearing. This will be the last "Off The Cuff" episode for 2017 — in the meantime, send us your "highs and lows" from the year, and we'll discuss it in our first episode back in January 2018. Happy holidays, and happy New Year, NASFAA members!
This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin and Megan address questions that arose following the Department of Education's Federal Student Aid Training Conference, including personally identifiable information (PII), conflicting information and 400 and 401 codes, and the future of the mobile FAFSA application. Justin, Megan, and Allie recap highlights from the House Republicans' recently-released Higher Education Act reauthorization bill, and Allie shares a dispatch from the first of three negotiated rulemaking sessions for gainful employment. Plus, the team discusses a potential government shutdown and how lawmakers hope to avoid that situation, as well as how DACA is influencing discussions.