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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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Oct 27, 2016

This week on “Off The Cuff,” NASFAA’s policy team gets into the nitty gritty of Public Service Loan Forgiveness with special guest Jason Delisle, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. While Jason argues the program casts too wide of a net and could come at an extremely high cost to taxpayers, Justin and Megan wonder whether administrative issues could prevent some borrowers from qualifying.

Oct 20, 2016

This week on "Off the Cuff," reporter Brittany Hackett joins the policy team to discuss new findings on student loan debt and the potential for borrowers to re-default from two new reports out this week. Director of Policy Analysis Karen McCarthy chimes in to talk about issues with new verification documentation for non-tax filers. Plus, Brittany gets excited about Vice President Joe Biden's upcoming debut on "Jay Leno's Garage."

Oct 13, 2016

This week on "Off the Cuff," the NASFAA policy team discusses error 399 codes and FAFSA filing numbers. Megan and Stephen discuss the new teacher preparation rules and how they might predict accountability metrics in a future Higher Education Act reauthorization. Plus, the team takes a look at public opinion about higher education – through the eyes of Jimmy Kimmel – and a young girl gets an unexpected college promise.

 

Oct 6, 2016

This week on "Off the Cuff," NASFAA's policy team analyzes initial response to Early FAFSA, looks ahead to the release of federal Pell Grant schedules, and reviews the recent Vice Presidential debate. Stephen shares highlights from graduate and professional members' trip to Capitol Hill, and Megan analyzes the costs and benefits of participating in the Department of Education's loan counseling experiment. Plus, is Stephen pulling night shifts at a clown college?

Sep 28, 2016

In this week's episode of "Off the Cuff," NASFAA's policy team rehashes the first presidential debate and discusses the changing conversation around the student loan crisis. Megan gives an overview of NASFAA's FAFSA simplification blitz on the Hill and the release of Early FAFSA. Justin reminisces about his last ride on the Capitol subway 30 years ago. Plus, Stephen shares his encounter with some surprising lobbyists on Capitol Hill.

Sep 23, 2016

The policy team discusses federal action taken against ACICS. Stephen voices his frustration with presidential debates, Justin offers solutions to federal budgeting woes, and Megan highlights the weirdness that is DC metro’s "Lost & Found." Plus, the new Trump hotel in DC is offering wine by the spoonful?!

 

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