Episode 161: Talking All Things Verification as Part of NASFAA’s FAFSA Paper Series

On a special episode of “Off The Cuff,” Megan is joined by Carrie Warick from the National College Attainment Network and Mark Wiederspan of Iowa College Aid to dive into their contributions to NASFAA’s series of 10 papers that provide policy recommendations to help streamline the FAFSA, with a specific focus on verification. Carrie discusses her paper — co-authored with Raymond AlQaisi and Bill DeBaun — which detailed the relationship between verification and Pell Grant award change. Mark provides insight into his paper — co-authored with Meghan Oster and Stephen DesJardins —  about how verification can act as a stumbling block for low-income students. Megan also asks the two authors what the perfect FAFSA verification process would look like. Keep an eye out for more special episodes from our FAFSA paper series throughout the month of August!


Megan Coval Carrie Warick Mark Wiederspan
Megan Coval
Vice President, Policy & Federal Relations, NASFAA

Carrie Warick
Director of Policy and Advocacy, National College Attainment Network (NCAN)
Mark Wiederspan
Executive Director, Iowa College Aid


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Publication Date: 8/14/2020

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