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As the pandemic wreaked economic havoc and quickly threw the higher education plans of students into a tailspin, many were left trying to make their way through the enrollment process, which in some cases was further complicated by the sudden changes to family finances. Jaime Ramirez-Mendoza and Tiffany Jones of The Education Trust were attuned to this dynamic and in an issue brief provided a racial equity analysis of the professional judgment (PJ) process, which earned them NASFAA’s 2021 Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award.
With Congress slated to embark on their summer recess for the month of August, your “Off The Cuff” team will also be taking a brief summer break. While we use the month ahead to strategize and brainstorm new ideas for our return this fall, be sure to catch up on past episodes of "Off The Cuff" focusing on verification, a Q&A with FSA’s Richard Cordray, and HEERF Guidance, and stay tuned for this Friday’s wrap up episode! Have ideas or requests for what you'd like to have us cover in the coming months? Send your comments, questions, and suggestions using our podcast feedback form.
Join us for the recently added NASFAA U online course, Professional Judgment beginning November 8, 2021. This four-week interactive online course focuses on a comprehensive review of the concept of professional judgment. NASFAA U instructors will lead you through an examination of the guiding principles for the use of professional judgment and explore its impact on student eligibility and financial assistance. This course provides the necessary tools and subject matter expertise to understand when professional judgment can and cannot be applied. Don’t miss out on this training opportunity. Register now.