OTC Inside the Beltway: Making Sense of the 2024-25 FAFSA Timeline

This week on “Off the Cuff,” Justin is joined by Karen and Allie the fun with FAFSA never stops! Justin, Karen, and Allie dive into the latest news surrounding the 2024-25 FAFSA timeline that is leading many higher education advocates and students to grow increasingly concerned about the impending time crunch for the annual aid cycle. The team digs into the Department of Education’s (ED) announcement that it will update the tables used to protect a portion of a family’s income and assets from being considered in the Student Aid Index (SAI) by inflation-adjusted amounts and how the department’s mistake will impact the timing of financial aid offers. The team also covers some reaction to the FAFSA rollout in the media and on Capitol Hill. 


Justin Draeger Karen McCarthy Hugh Ferguson Allie Arcese
Justin Draeger
President and CEO, NASFAA
Karen McCarthy
Vice President, NASFAA
Hugh Ferguson
Senior Reporter / Podcast Producer
Allie Arcese
Director of Communications

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Every year, NASFAA recognizes outstanding members and other higher education stakeholders for their achievements and contributions to financial aid, students, and/or NASFAA. Nominate your colleagues for awards such as the Gold Star Award, the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award, and the Allan W. Purdy Distinguished Service Award, among others. Award winners will be announced this summer at the NASFAA 2024 national conference. Nominations are due Feb. 9, 2024. NASFAA members are encouraged to submit nominations today!


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Publication Date: 1/26/2024

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