Episode 105: FSA Weighs in on Award Notifications, Researchers Eye PLUS, and Congress Asks for PSLF Help

This week on "Off The Cuff," Megan, Stephen, and Allie dig into the Department of Education's recent and unexpected guidance on financial aid award notifications. The group also discusses two new reports out this week focusing on the two PLUS Loan programs for graduate/professional students and parents. While one argues there's a way to help current struggling borrowers and tighten up standards for future borrowers, the other claims proposals to cap or eliminate the program aren't necessary. Elsewhere on Capitol Hill, a group of Democratic senators introduced a bill last week to overhaul the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, while others wrote to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos asking for tweaks to the Temporary Expanded PSLF program. Plus, be sure to tune into the beginning of the episode to hear which political celebrity Megan ran into recently in her travels across the country.

Speakers

Megan Coval Stephen Payne Allie Bidwell
Megan Coval
Vice President, Policy & Federal Relations
Stephen Payne
Assistant Director of Federal Relations
Allie Bidwell
Senior Reporter & Audio Content Producer

 

Publication Date: 4/19/2019


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