Episode 66: All About the Money – Breaking Down the Omnibus Spending Bill

This week on "Off The Cuff," the team digs into the details of the much-anticipated omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2018, which included some surprising wins for student aid, such as a $175 boost to the maximum Pell Grant award. Justin, Megan, and Stephen talked about what we know and don't know about an immediate fix for schools looking to share FAFSA data with authorized scholarship providers. Despite the victories, the bill caused some drama among lawmakers on the House floor Thursday afternoon. The team also gave a rundown of the recent in-person convening for the Higher Education Committee of 50 and where the group's work will be moving in the coming months.

Speakers

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

Publication Date: 3/23/2018


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