OTC Inside The Beltway: Debriefing the NASFAA Leadership Conference and ED's FAFSA College Support Strategy

This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin and Karen are joined by Hugh to recap NASFAA's 2024 Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo, and discuss the Department of Education's (ED) new "FAFSA College Support Strategy." Justin debriefs listeners on the new initiative, explains what NASFAA's partnership entails, and how it will aim to help severely under-resourced institutions get ready to receive, and review, Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) in March. Additionally, the team discusses the latest news around the 2024-25 FAFSA rollout, including ED's commitment to release test versions of ISIRs by February 16, and this week's announcement that ED will significantly reduce verification requirements. 


Justin Draeger Karen McCarthy Hugh Ferguson Maria Carrasco
Justin Draeger
President and CEO, NASFAA
Karen McCarthy
Vice President, NASFAA
Hugh Ferguson
Senior Reporter / Podcast Producer 
Maria Carrasco


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Publication Date: 2/16/2024

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