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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, 2017
Nov 30, 2017

This week, on an extended episode of "Off The Cuff," Justin, Megan, and Allie go over the biggest announcements coming out of FSA's Training Conference in Orlando. The team also discusses news that House Republicans may soon release a sweeping reauthorization bill for the Higher Education Act, and what changes might be included in the bill. Justin shares his experience testifying at a Senate education committee hearing on simplifying the FAFSA and what direction senators might take in their own reauthorization bill. Plus, negotiated rulemaking for gainful employment kicks off next week – Justin, Megan, and Allie dive into what issues might come up during this first session.

Nov 16, 2017

This week on "Off The Cuff," Stephen and Allie take the reins with Justin and Megan out of town. Stephen gives us an update on the special election for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' old Senate seat and how the outcome could have an impact on tax reform and other important legislation moving through Congress. He also dives into the details of how the House and Senate tax reform proposals differ. Meanwhile, Allie walks through the highlights from the first session of negotiated rulemaking for borrower defense, which kicked off this week. Moving forward, the Department of Education will take negotiators' feedback and return with a draft regulation for the second session in January. Plus, Stephen and Allie bring back "What Was That" for a one-week cameo!

Nov 2, 2017

This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin, Megan, Stephen, and Allie discuss new tax reform proposals moving through Congress and the implications they could have on higher education. The team also dives into another recent glitch stemming from the IRS, as the "Get Transcript Online" tool has been nonfunctioning for new users for at least one week. Reports also surfaced in the last week that the Department of Education will be offering buyouts to some staff within Federal Student Aid, and a new Politico Magazine profile gives a more comprehensive look inside Betsy DeVos's work as Education Secretary. Plus, the team shares their favorite mantras to live by – feel free to share yours! "Off The Cuff" will be taking a one-week hiatus. Check back in two weeks for the next episode!

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