OTC From the Field: Let's Dig Through Some FAFSA Data

This week on a special episode of "Off The Cuff," Justin and Karen are joined by Bill DeBaun, the National College Attainment Network's senior director of data and strategic initiatives, to discuss the 2024-25 FAFSA rollout. Bill debriefs listeners on trends found in NCAN's FAFSA Tracker, which tracks completion rates for the 2024-25 FAFSA cycle. Justin and Karen also discuss other news from the week, including the additional release of eight test Institutional Student Information Record (ISIRs) and new guidance from the Department of Education (ED) on how to submit the 2024-25 FAFSA if a contributor doesn't have a Social Security number. The team also talks through this week’s announcement that ED began the 60-day comment period for Gainful Employment and Financial Value Transparency reporting requirements. 


Justin Draeger Karen McCarthy Bill DeBaun Maria Carrasco
Justin Draeger
President and CEO, NASFAA
Karen McCarthy
Vice President, NASFAA
Bill DeBaun
Senior Director, NCAN
Maria Carrasco


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Publication Date: 2/23/2024

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