Episode 141: 'COVID-19, A Step Too Far'

This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin, Megan, Jill, and Allie reconvene via Zoom to discuss guidance institutions are still awaiting from the Department of Education (ED) surrounding the impact of the novel coronavirus on Title IV aid. At 11:45, Megan talks about additional COVID-19 relief bills being drafted, and how much support there will continue to be for higher education, and at 14:25, Allie discusses ED’s new instructions for loan servicers to suspend borrowers' payments on federally-held loans and waive their interest accrual — as mandated in the recently passed relief package — by next week. At 17:18, Jill delves into ED’s proposed rule on distance education released Thursday for public comment, and the group wants to know: Do you want to join NASFAA’s Zoom podcast, and if so, what would you talk about? We’re excited to (virtually) host a few of you on the show!


Justin Draeger

Megan Coval

Allie Arcese


Justin Draeger
President & CEO

Megan Coval
Vice President, Policy & Federal Relations

Allie Arcese
Managing Editor

Jill Desjean
Policy Analyst


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Publication Date: 4/3/2020

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