Episode 97: Ivanka Trump Cameos, Oversight Concerns With Federal Loan Servicers, and Neg Reg Recaps

This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin, Stephen, Megan, and Joelle discuss a new endorsement of FAFSA simplification and Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization from Ivanka Trump—and what that might mean for White House priorities. The group also unpacks a new report that found the Office of Federal Student Aid failed to hold federal loan servicers accountable for being out-of-compliance with federal standards during both the current and prior presidential administrations. Plus, Stephen and Joelle recap the issues brought up during negotiated rulemaking subcommittee meetings earlier this week on TEACH Grants and distance education, and Megan details the continuation of an experimental program to allow prisoners access to Pell Grants. Skip to 7:20 to get right to the policy discussion.


Justin Draeger Megan Coval Stephen Payne Joelle Fredman
Justin Draeger
President & CEO

Megan Coval
Vice President, Policy & Federal Relations
Stephen Payne
Assistant Director of Federal Relations
Joelle Fredman


Publication Date: 2/15/2019

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