Episode 196: Biden's Budget Calls for ED Funding Increase, Lawmakers Press Cardona on Student Loan Repayment, and Neg Reg Returns

This week on "Off The Cuff," Megan details President Joe Biden’s budget proposal, including the proposed increase in funding for the Department of Education and investment in the federal Pell Grant program. Allie then covers the latest news as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are pressing Education Secretary Miguel Cardona for a plan on how the department plans to transition millions of student loan borrowers back into repayment when the federal forbearance period comes to an end after September 30. Jill then outlines the upcoming agenda for negotiated rulemaking sessions and Justin breaks down a new policy from Federal Student Aid that will allow data sharing with states to provide oversight to student loan servicers. Plus, the group wants to know: Now that summer is here, what are your feelings on ice cream? Tell us your favorite types or any ice cream-related taboos.


Justin Draeger Megan Coval Jill Desjean Allie Bidwell
Justin Draeger
President & CEO

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

Allie Arcese
Managing Editor


Publication Date: 6/4/2021

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