Episode 138: All Things COVID-19

This week on “Off The Cuff,” Justin, Megan, Jill, and Allie jump back into a discussion about the Title IV implications of the Coronavirus and tackle member questions still outstanding since the Department of Education (ED) released guidance about disrupted programs and federal student aid last week. Jill dives into virus-related issues surrounding payment for Federal Work-Study students after campuses close, the argument for adjusting cost of attendance, and how and when to address the return of Title IV funds. The group also details concerns NASFAA has discussed on the Hill — and is still seeking answers to — related to Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used and adherence to state authorization regulations. At 27:06, Megan and Allie talk about forward movement on a bill to nullify the Trump administration's borrower defense regulations and news that five universities may have to stop enrolling new students using their GI Bill benefits. Plus, the team shares a catchy new song to help you properly wash your hands. Stay healthy!


Justin Draeger Megan Coval Allie Bidwell Jill Desjean
Justin Draeger
President & CEO

Megan Coval
Vice President, Policy & Federal Relations
Allie Bidwell Arcese
Managing Editor

Jill Desjean
Policy Analyst


Publication Date: 3/13/2020

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