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In a recent ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Pell Grant, members of the NASFAA Board of Directors helped to develop and carry out a program highlighting how federal aid has served as a lifeline to generations of students seeking to pursue higher education.

As the midterm elections approach, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), ranking member of the House Education and Labor committee, spoke about implementing the Responsible Education Assistance Through Loan (REAL) Reforms Act as a part of a future Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization — should her party win the House.

NASFAA UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Note: This AskRegs Q&A has been updated to correct NASFAA's previous understanding as presented in the Sept. 13, 2022, webinar — Fresh Start and Debt Cancellation: What You Need to Know. NASFAA has since learned that, yes, loans with the following NSLDS Loan Status Codes are eligible for Fresh Start. View the full answer to this question to learn more.

NASFAA’s “Off The Cuff” team will be returning next week with the latest higher education news coming from the Department of Education (ED), Congress, and the White House. Can’t wait for next week’s episode? Be sure to catch up on previous episodes covering the rollout of the “Fresh Start” initiative, President Joe Biden's decision on student loan debt cancellation, retaining talent in your financial aid office, a conversation with Under Secretary James Kvaal, and more! In the meantime, you can send us your questions, comments, and feedback

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