Episode 104: DeVos Returns to the Hill, Loan Deferment for Borrowers With Cancer Falters, and Lawmakers Eye Award Letters

This week on "Off The Cuff," Allie, Megan, and Stephen share the highlights from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's latest appearance on Capitol Hill with the House Committee on Education and Labor, where lawmakers questioned her on a plethora of topics related to higher education policy. Stephen updates the group on issues with a provision from the budget package that was intended to grant loan deferment to borrowers undergoing cancer treatment, and how implementation has stalled due to a lack of guidance. Stephen also dives into the latest with current budget negotiations, sharing that the spending bill focused on education may be first up for consideration. Plus, Megan walks us through a piece of legislation that was reintroduced recently that would require a standard financial aid award letter.

Speakers

Megan Coval Stephen Payne Allie Bidwell
Megan Coval
Vice President, Policy & Federal Relations
Stephen Payne
Assistant Director of Federal Relations
Allie Bidwell
Senior Reporter & Audio Content Producer

 

Publication Date: 4/12/2019


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