This week on "Off The Cuff," the policy team digs into the details from the Department of Education's first of two public hearings on the reopening of negotiations on two Obama-era regulations: borrower defense to repayment and gainful employment. Megan outlines NASFAA's comments on the intent to rewrite the two rules, and Justin chimes in on what issues could come up in the process moving forward. With Congress back in session, Stephen gives an update on forthcoming budget hearings and how much lawmakers might consider cutting from education in the federal budget. Justin, Megan, and Stephen also discuss the most recent data from the FSA Data Center, which included information on student loan defaults, FAFSA applications, and more. Plus, Justin shares some interesting tidbits from the inside operations of ED, and Megan talks about how a human chain saved a family from a rip tide.
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Publication Date: 7/13/2017