OTC Inside the Beltway: Storm Clouds on the FAFSA Summit as ISIR Rollout Begins

This week on “Off the Cuff,” Justin is joined by Karen, Allie, and Tim are back with the latest news on the 2024-25 FAFSA with recent updates from the Department of Education (ED) about the delivery of Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs). The team dives into recent electronic announcements detailing updates, fixes, and troubleshooting issues impacting users without Social Security numbers, rejected ISIRs, and ongoing issues with EDconnect software. The discussion then turns to recent national reporting that provides more context into the ongoing struggles of the 2024-25 FAFSA launch.


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

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Publication Date: 3/15/2024

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