Episode 139: Coronavirus Takes Center Stage at ED, on the Hill, and in the Private Sector

This week on “Off The Cuff,” Justin, Megan, Jill, and Allie reconvene over Zoom to practice social distancing while catching up on the latest news surrounding COVID-19. Justin and Jill discuss the most frequently asked questions during last week’s webinar on the novel coronavirus and its impact on Title IV aid — such as those related to paying students for Federal-Work Study (FWS) as campuses close — and touch on inquiries that were not answered during the session, such as how switching from letter grades to pass/fail might impact students’ eligibility for aid. At 15:56, Megan talks about movement on the Hill to pass legislation to support current students and those making student loan payments during the coronavirus outbreak, and at 28 minutes in Allie discusses options for relief for private student loan borrowers. Plus the group wants to know: how are you staying calm during this outbreak? If you missed NASFAA’s previous COVID-19 webinar, you can now access it online, and be sure to tune into our follow-up webinar April 2. 


Justin Draeger Megan Coval Allie Arcese Jill
Justin Draeger
President & CEO

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

Jill Desjean
Policy Analyst


Publication Date: 3/20/2020

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