Episode 174: FSA's Conference Takes Center Stage, Plus Updates on Year-End Legislation and Student Debt Relief Extension

This week on "Off The Cuff," the team discusses a positive development from each of their Thanksgivings before Justin and Allie unpack the latest from Federal Student Aid's annual training conference, touching on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' remarks where she denounced free college proposals and student debt forgiveness. Justin then covers an update from the conference on verification rates. Jill highlights the conference's focus on cybersecurity measures for financial aid offices and Megan provides an update on where spending bills and a COVID-19 relief package stand on Capitol Hill, as well as the potential for FAFSA simplification legislation to make progress.


Justin Draeger Megan Coval Allie Bidwell Jill Desjean

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: 12/4/2020

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