In this episode of "Off The Cuff," Justin, Allie, Stephen, and Megan come to you live from the 2019 NASFAA National Conference in Orlando! Holding a live podcast recording at the annual conference has become a tradition and a way for NASFAA staff to catch up with members, and engage in a fun and relaxed conversation after a day full of informative sessions on financial aid regulations and issues. In this year's live podcast, the team decided to settle a few debates that frequently appear in the "informal" portion of the podcast—commuting etiquette, office attire in the summer months, and cats versus dogs. The team also had a few higher education-related games planned, and a heartfelt send-off for Stephen as he heads to graduate school in Boston. Join us next year for a live recording in Las Vegas!
This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin, Megan, and Allie dig into NASFAA's recent research consumer testing the College Financing Plan, and give a sneak peek of what to expect for our live recording in Orlando. Plus, Allie gives an overview of two student loan-focused hearings that happened in the House this week, while Megan shares some insights from recent research showing the steady returning value of a college degree. The team also shares some highlights from NASFAA's 2020 Presidential Cheat Sheet and what's coming down the pike with the presidential election. Plus, Justin ponders what exactly would make sweatpants cost $1,000.