Episode 134: Enrollment Data Critique, Student Debt Relief, and PSLF Fixes

This week on “Off The Cuff,” Justin, Megan, Rachel, and Allie pick the final winner of NASFAA’s activity challenge before discussing a new and lengthy list of Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization recommendations from a bipartisan group of lawmakers. At 11:51, Allie dives into a push to regulate the National Student Clearinghouse, and at 17:32 Megan talks about a bill passed by the House to treat private and federal student loans similar when it comes to refinancing. At 21:10, Justin details a new case for discharging student loans in bankruptcy, followed by Allie discussing a new form consolidating the applications for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program and the temporary program created to assist borrowers rejected for PSLF, as well as breaking news about experimenting with Pell Grants for prisoners. Plus, don’t forget to post on social media beginning next week in celebration of Financial Aid Awareness Month — using the hashtag #FinAidFeb — for the chance to be featured on the podcast or in Today’s News.


Justin Draeger Megan Coval Rachel Gentry Allie Bidwell
Justin Draeger
President & CEO

Megan Coval
Vice President, Policy & Federal Relations
Rachel Gentry
Assistant Director of Federal Relations
Allie Bidwell Arcese
Managing Editor


Publication Date: 1/31/2020

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