Episode 180: Financial Aid Experts Discuss Their HEERF Disbursement Experiences and Plans for Future Aid

This week on a special edition of "Off The Cuff," Justin is joined by a trio of financial aid administrators who discussed all things Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and emergency aid. Our special guests share how their institutions worked through their first batch of HEERF funding, in what ways updated guidance impacted their institution's ability to disburse funds, and what they're anticipating for this new round of funding — as well as expectations for the Department of Education (ED) staffed by President Joe Biden's administration. Plus, Justin wants to know: What thoughts would you like to share with Biden's nominee for Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona?


Justin Draeger Rachelle Feldman Christina Tangalakis Jim White
Justin Draeger
President & CEO, NASFAA

Rachelle Feldman
Associate Provost of Scholarships & Student Aid, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Christina Tangalakis
Associate Dean of Financial Aid, Glendale College

Jim White
Dean of Student Financial Services, Gonzaga University


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Publication Date: 1/27/2021

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