2017 Year in Review: NASFAA's 10 Most Popular Original Articles and Podcast Episodes

During a busy year in financial aid policy, NASFAA readers flocked to the following articles. Catch up now on any you missed!

  1. Deferred Action for 'Dreamers': Advising DACA Students About Affording College
  2. Trump's Fiscal Year 18 Budget Eliminates SEOG, Reduces FWS, and Raids Pell Surplus
  3. 2018-19 Verification Requirements Include Enhancements Urged by NASFAA
  4. A Closer Look at Assigning Summer Cross-Over Periods with Year Round Pell, And Other Q&As
  5. ED Announces Verification Relief During IRS DRT Outage
  6. IRS Data Retrieval Outage to Last Weeks, Causes Access, Verification Problems
  7. President Trump Proposes Historic Cuts to Student Aid in 2018 Budget
  8. ED Confirms Prior Guidance on Release of FAFSA Information
  9. Spending Package Restores Year-Round Pell, Cuts Pell Reserves
  10. ED Releases Guidance for Implementation of Year-Round Pell Grants

The first episode of our unscripted weekly podcast, "Off The Cuff," debuted on Sept. 26, 2016. Since its inception, we've published 55 episodes covering a wide range of higher education issues. Here are the 10 most downloaded episodes:

  1. Episode 35: Comey and DeVos Take the Hill: Year-Round Pell Confusion (June 9, 2017)
  2. Episode 34: Runcie Resigns, House Oversight Grills FSA, And Trump Budget Slashes Student Aid (May 26, 2017)
  3. Episode 51: Tax Reform Rears Its Head, A Second IRS Glitch, And Humanizing Betsy DeVos (November 3, 2017)
  4. Episode 18: DeVos Closes in on Confirmation, GOP Looks to De-Regulate, and Berkeley's Funding Is Threatened (February 3, 2017)
  5. Episode 33: Trump Proposes Deep Cuts to Higher Ed, Questions Linger on Year-Round Pell (May 19, 2017)
  6. Episode 25: The President's Budget And the Fight for Financial Aid - Gee Wiz! (March 24, 2017)
  7. Episode 36: Regulation Re-Write, Loan Servicing Critique, And the #Fight4FinAid (June 16, 2017)
  8. Episode 54: Hopes for Reauthorization, Following Up on FSA, and Avoiding a Government Shutdown (December 8, 2017)
  9. Episode 24: The Latest on IRS DRT Outage, Prepping for the Budget, And Bachelor Disappointments (March 16, 2017)
  10. Episode 16: A DeVos Debrief, Suits Against Navient, And Final Policy News From ED (January 19, 2017)


Publication Date: 12/20/2017

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