Episode 58: The Senate Looks to Improve Aid Simplicity and Transparency, While a Government Shutdown Looms

 This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin, Megan, Stephen, and Allie dig into discussions from a Senate committee hearing on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA). The hearing — one in a series on reauthorization — focused on how lawmakers can update the HEA to make the federal financial aid system more simple and transparent for students and families. Among other issues, one concern the senators discussed was whether financial aid award letters could do a better job of explaining cost of attendance and aid to students. Plus, Stephen tells us about the latest developments with a federal funding plan, and what may cause the government to shut down this weekend.

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Justin Draeger Megan Coval Stephen Payne Allie Bidwell
Justin Draeger
President & CEO


Megan Coval
Vice President, Policy & Federal Relations

Stephen Payne
Assistant Director of Federal Relations

Allie Bidwell
Senior Reporter & Audio Content Producer

 

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Publication Date: 1/19/2018


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