Episode 176: What the Spending and Coronavirus Relief Package Means for Federal Student Aid Policy

This week on a special edition of "Off The Cuff," the group breaks down the bipartisan year-end spending package that includes additional pandemic relief for higher education as well as a number of other higher education-related policy changes, including simplifying the FAFSA, increasing the maximum Pell Grant award and expanding the program to incarcerated students, and giving financial aid offices more flexibility in professional judgment (PJ) cases during a national emergency. Skip to 8:40 to get straight to the policy discussion, where the team provides insight into what the spending package means for financial aid offices. Thanks for listening to "Off The Cuff" this year and we hope you’ll join us for more episodes in 2021!


Justin Draeger Megan Coval Karen McCarthy Rachel Gentry
Justin Draeger
President & CEO

Megan Coval
Vice President, Policy & Federal Relations
Karen McCarthy
Director of Policy Analysis
Rachel Gentry
Assistant Director of Federal Relations


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Publication Date: 12/23/2020

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