Episode 98: Presidential Candidates, the FAFSA Fairness Act, and Diversity in Higher Ed

This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin, Stephen, Megan, and Joelle discuss the growing list of politicians running for the democratic nomination for president, and how they’ve responded to the idea of free college. Megan talks about a bill—dubbed the FAFSA Fairness Act—to help students who are unable to provide parental information on their applications, and details a significant change made to the language since it was introduced in the last session of Congress. The group also delves into a series of recommendations that NASFAA sent to a group of democratic senators to help address racial disparities in higher education, and Justin recaps a conversation he had with our SASFAA colleagues regarding issues with Parent PLUS Loans. Skip ahead three minutes to get right to the policy discussion. We hope to see you at our Leadership and Legislative Conference & Expo next week!

Speakers

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
Reporter

Publication Date: 2/22/2019

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