Episode 135: Trump’s 2021 Budget and Its Implications for Loan Limits

This week on “Off The Cuff,” Justin, Megan, Rachel, and Allie dive into President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2021 budget proposal released earlier in the week, and break down its intentions for setting borrowing limits for graduate students and parents. First, however, Justin discusses some frustrations among the higher education community surrounding the Department of Education’s new website for students to acknowledge their loan debt — formerly known as the Informed Borrower Tool — and broken links on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website. At 13:35, the group delves into the budget’s cuts to student aid, plans to evaluate a restructure of the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), and new borrowing caps on PLUS Loans. At 30:48, Justin discusses a new report about the growing popularity of income-driven repayment plans and their costs over the next decade, and the group wants to know: what have been your best and worst Valentine's Day experiences?


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: 2/14/2020

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