Episode 62: Budget Breakdown, ED Announcements, Borrower Defense Recap, And Risk-Sharing

This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin, Megan, Stephen, and Allie discuss the Trump administration's budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2019 released earlier this month, and whether Congress will support its proposed cuts to student aid programs. The team also delves into what’s going on at the Department of Education, such as its request for comments on the current practice for discharging student loans in bankruptcy, and its announcement that it has opened solicitation for its new student loan servicing platform. Allie recaps what happened — or didn’t happen — at last week’s negotiated rulemaking session to rewrite borrower defense to repayment regulations. Plus, Megan outlines the letter NASFAA sent to the Senate education committee with concerns and suggestions regarding a proposal to create a system of risk-sharing among the federal government, institutions, and students.

Speakers

Justin Draeger Megan Coval Stephen Payne Allie Bidwell
Justin Draeger
President & CEO


Megan Coval
Vice President, Policy & Federal Relations

Stephen Payne
Assistant Director of Federal Relations

Allie Bidwell
Senior Reporter & Audio Content Producer

Publication Date: 2/23/2018


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