Episode 197: Lawmakers Release Double Pell Bill, FAFSA Changes Implementation Delays, and More Former ITT Students Receive Debt Forgiveness

This week on "Off The Cuff," the group returns from a week off to discuss the latest news as Megan covers a new bill released by top Democrats that calls for gradually doubling the maximum federal Pell Grant award over a five-year period and extend eligibility to those enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, commonly known as "Dreamers." Jill then gives an update on the Department of Education's (ED) announcement that it will employ a delayed, phased implementation of the changes made to federal methodology and the FAFSA, and Owen details debt forgiveness for an additional 18,000 borrower defense claims for individuals who attended ITT Technical Institute. Plus, the group wants to know your thoughts on UFO sightings! 


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: 6/18/2021

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