Episode 189: Senate Hearing Tackles Debt Forgiveness, ED’s Top Higher Ed Appointee Faces Confirmation, and FSA Still Searching for Next Chief

This week on "Off The Cuff," the group covers the highlights from a Senate committee hearing on student loan debt. Jump to minute 10:30 to dive right into the policy discussion as Megan and Justin break down the confirmation hearing of James Kvaal, the nominee to serve as Department of Education (ED) under secretary. Megan then provides top-level numbers for higher education from President Joe Biden's budget proposal and Owen details leadership turnover at the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) and what to expect in the search for the next chief operating officer. Plus, the team wants to know: What’s the thing you hate but need to pretend you like it?


Justin Draeger Megan Coval Jill Desjean Owen Daughtery
Justin Draeger
President & CEO

Megan Coval
Vice President, Policy & Federal Relations
Jill Desjean
Policy Analyst

Owen Daugherty

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Publication Date: 4/16/2021

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