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Sep 15, 2022

The big announcement that the Biden administration is canceling $10,000 in student loan debt for millions of borrowers—and $20,000 for even more—and extending the pause on payments is the main topic of discussion for the kickoff of dotEDU’s fourth season. Justin Draeger, president and CEO of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, helps break down what this means for borrowers, institutions, parents, and the higher ed community as a whole.

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Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:


Biden Administration Issues Final Rule on Protections for ‘Dreamers’
Roll Call | Aug. 24, 2022

Stopgap Funding Bill Set to Dominate September Agenda 
Roll Call | Sept. 6, 2022

U.S. News Dropped Columbia’s Ranking, but Its Own Methods Are Now Questioned
The New York Times (sub. req.) | Sept. 12, 2022 

Conversation with Justin Draeger: 

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) 

FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Student Loan Relief for Borrowers Who Need It Most 
The White House | Aug. 24, 2022

Parents and Graduate Students Officially Qualify for Biden’s Student-Loan Forgiveness 
Business Insider | Sept. 1, 2022 

'I'm Drowning': Those Hit Hardest By Student Loan Debt Never Finished College 
NPR | July 18, 2019 

The Legal Dilemma on Student Debt Relief 
Inside Higher Ed | Sept. 6, 2022 

A Fresh Start for Federal Student Loan Borrowers in Default (Operation “Fresh Start”) 
Federal Student Aid

Cardona's Vision for Higher Ed 
Inside Higher Ed | Aug. 12, 2022 

Ed to Focus on Student Debt, Institutional Accountability in Coming Year, Cardona Says 
NASFAA | Jan. 28, 2022