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This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin is joined by NASFAA Policy Analyst Jill Desjean and NASFAA U Instructor David Tolman to give listeners an update on the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement (ASLA) and regulatory takeaways from the annual Federal Student Aid Training Conference. David and Justin discuss the Top Audit and Program Review Findings session from the conference, with Return of Title IV Funds topping the list. Owen then gives a quick update on the state of government funding through the new year, as well as what a new negotiating rulemaking committee will discuss when they gather in January.
The Department of Education's (ED) negotiated rulemaking committee continued work on its agenda, covering language from the Prison Education Programs subcommittee, both papers concerning Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), and income-driven repayment (IDR) plans, with the department warning that the committee was slightly behind on its agenda. During the day’s discussion, ED warned that if the committee did not reach consensus on the given issue papers at hand that the department would not be bound to the currently published papers, and could instead issue regulations on those issues where consensus was not reached that depart from the most recently amended language.
Please join us in congratulating Amanda Cornelius, FAAC®, who was promoted from director of operations and compliance to associate vice president of enrollment management over scholarships and financial aid at Northern Arizona University. Celebrate your own career developments by completing the "Movers and Shakers" form to share the news with your colleagues.