Episode 192: New Leadership at FSA, Cardona Touts Biden's Higher Ed Agenda and Urges Congress to Approve His Undersecretary

This week on "Off The Cuff," the team dives right into the new leadership announcement at the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) and discusses what impact Richard Cordray could have on the agency as the new chief operating officer and how the Department of Education (ED) will coordinate to address pressing issues like student loans and FAFSA simplification. Rachel covers a host of remarks from Education Secretary Miguel Cardona this week and Allie delves into how ED might approach issues surrounding student loans. Jill then highlights a number of recently unveiled congressional proposals concerning financial aid. Plus, the team wants to know: Are you preparing for the so-called "cicada-palooza" or do you think the hype of the impending insect fest is overblown? 


Justin Draeger Allie Bidwell Jill Desjean Rachel Gentry
Justin Draeger
President & CEO

Allie Arcese
Managing Editor

Jill Desjean
Policy Analyst

Rachel Gentry
Assistant Director of Federal Relations


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Publication Date: 5/7/2021

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