Episode 159: Dissecting the HEALS Act, New CARES Reporting Requirements, and Dream Center Controversy

This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin, Megan, and Allie dive into the latest news on the next federal coronavirus relief package, as Senate Republicans this week introduced the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act, which would provide just over $29 billion for higher education. Megan outlines new CARES Act reporting requirements announced by the Department of Education (ED) this week, and gives an update on recent guidance from U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement regarding the enrollment of new international students. Allie explains the Department of Homeland Security's recent announcement that it will not process new DACA applications, and gives a summary of a new congressional report that alleges some misconduct on the part of a senior ED official with regard to the accreditation of for-profit institutions owned by the Dream Center. Keep an eye out for special episodes during the month of August, and we'll be back with any breaking news!


Justin Draeger

Megan Coval

Allie Bidwell

Justin Draeger
President & CEO, NASFAA

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


Publication Date: 7/31/2020

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