Episode 146: More Confusion Amid CARES Act Emergency Funds Guidance

This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin, Megan, Jill, and Allie tackle new guidance from the Department of Education (ED) released Tuesday that both announced the availability of the institutional share of the emergency funds under the CARES Act and posed new restrictions — introducing a slew of new questions — on the portion of the funding that must be allocated to students. The group delves into confusion around ED's clarification that a student must be Title IV eligible to receive the emergency funds — such as if there are options for determining that short of having students complete a FAFSA — and what's coming down the line in terms of additional ED guidance and relief bills from Congress. The team is also joined by special guest Mark San Marino of DeVry University, who shared how his university is helping others in the higher education community transition to online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak. Plus, the group wants to know: is your financial aid office or institution leading any efforts to support your community?

Speakers

Justin Draeger

Megan Coval

Allie Arcese

Jill

Mark San Marino

Justin Draeger
President & CEO, NASFAA

Megan Coval
Vice President, Policy & Federal Relations, NASFAA

Allie Arcese
Managing Editor, NASFAA

Jill Desjean
Policy Analyst, NASFAA

Mark San Marino
Director of Government Relations, DeVry University

 

Publication Date: 4/24/2020


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