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NCHER staff host this bi-monthly podcast which provides a Washington insider’s view of what’s going on in higher education and financial aid on a federal level, as well as a variety of other topics that help NCHER member organizations fill gaps by learning about social media and traditional media, hearing conversations with guest speakers, learning about new products that can help grow your business, and much more! Under the direction of NCHER President James Bergeron, listeners can be confident they have heard what they need to know about the industry in 30 minutes or less.

 

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EPISODE 11: A Review of Major Senate Bills Impacting Student Loans

Posted By Pamela Shepherd, Friday, July 12, 2019
Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

EPISODE 11: A Review of Major Senate Bills Impacting Student Loans

July 12, 2019 – In this week’s podcast, James and Shelly review the major Senate bills which will have the greatest impact on student loans. New NCHER Board Chair Scott Giles then joins the conversation to discuss what goals he has for his tenure and what he would like to see in the future for NCHER and the industry. Meanwhile, Pam caps the first 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate which took place June 26-27. If you have any feedback or have topic suggestions, please send comments to info@ncher.us.

SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS

  • Need-to-Read Headlines
    • 12 years after starting college, white men have paid off 44% of their student loans, while black women owe 13% more (MarketWatch)
    • If student loans were canceled? Great, but you may still owe taxes on that debt (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
    • Student loan regrets: Don’t be a victim (Fox Business)
    • Student debt scams flourish with rise in robocalls, advocates say (NBC News)
    • Aspiring College Students Know ‘Shockingly’ Little About Financial Aid (Bloomberg)

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Episode 10: A Review of Major House Bills Impacting Student Loans

Posted By Pamela Shepherd, Friday, June 21, 2019
Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

 

EPISODE 10: A Review of Major House Bills Impacting Student Loans

June 21, 2019 – In this week’s podcast, James and Shelly review the major House bills which will have the greatest impact on student loans. NCHER Board Chair Ron Gambill then joins the conversation to share his thoughts on his year as Chair and what he would like to see in the future for NCHER and the industry. Meanwhile, Pam talks about the first 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate which is scheduled for June 26-27, sharing who will be debating and when. If you have any feedback or have topic suggestions, please send comments to info@ncher.us.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS

·         Primer for the DNC’s First Debate

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Episide 9: An Insider’s Review of the 116th Congress

Posted By Pamela Shepherd, Friday, June 7, 2019
Updated: Monday, June 10, 2019

EPISODE 9: An Insider’s Review of the 116th Congress

June 7, 2019 – In this week’s podcast, recorded during NCHER’s Second Annual Conference James speaks with Vic Klatt, Principal at the Penn Hill Group, who gives listeners an insider’s review of the 116th Congress. Their discussion provides grading the 116th Congress up to this point on their successes, Congress’ interaction with the Trump Administration, the possibility of reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, other committees that impact higher education legislation, and the outlook for higher education policy at the national level over the next year. Meanwhile, Pam outlines Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s education plan and discusses President Trump’s recent comments on helping borrowers get out of student loan debt. If you have any feedback or have topic suggestions, please send comments to info@ncher.us.

SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS

Need-to-Read Headlines

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Episode 8: A Look at Recent Developments by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Posted By Pamela Shepherd, Thursday, May 16, 2019

 

EPISODE 8: A Look at Recent Developments by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

May 17, 2019 – In this week’s podcast, James provides a history of actions from the CFPB since its inception and addresses a number of changes that were put in place by previous leaders that impact in the higher education finance industry. He then addresses the most recent developments at the Bureau that have taken place under the direction of Director Kathy Kraninger. Shelly provides a review of the Bureau’s proposed rule on debt collection and gives a preview of NCHER comments. He also discusses the Bureau’s complaint database. Vicki provides an update on the Cancer Treatment Deferment and a Federal Register notice and comment dealing with military borrowers and U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense sharing data. Meanwhile, Pam notes that ‘free’ is currently the most popular word in the higher education realm while Stef highlights NCHER’s upcoming Annual Conference and announces our first trivia question winner.

If you have any feedback or have topic suggestions, please send comments to info@ncher.us.

SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS

·         Upcoming Meetings

o   NCHER’s 2019 Annual Conference (Clearwater, FL)

o    What year was NCHER founded and who was its first leader?

o    Email your answer to info@ncher.us

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Episode 7: House Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act and Its Impact on Higher Education

Posted By Pamela Shepherd, Friday, May 3, 2019
Updated: Thursday, May 2, 2019

 

EPISODE 7: House Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act and Its Impact on Higher Education

May 3, 2019 – In this week’s podcast, James provides overview of the bill, funding levels for the Department of Education, how the bill is a high-water point and the Senate is likely to come in lower while Shelly hits on financial assistance provisions. Vicki covers the Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program provisions in the bill and highlights the income share agreement pilot that is expected to be announced shortly by the Department. Meanwhile, Pam goes over the five recent individual town hall meetings featuring five Democratic presidential candidates. Stef then highlights NCHER’s upcoming Annual Conference and announces our first trivia question winner.

If you have any feedback or have topic suggestions, please send comments to info@ncher.us.

SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS

Upcoming Meetings

Need-to-Read Headlines

CNN Individual Town Hall Meetings

Trivia Question

  • In 1985, which college was the first higher education institution in the country to require all students to have laptops?
  • Email your answer to info@ncher.us

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Episode 6: A Review of State Student Loan Servicing Licensing Laws

Posted By Pamela Shepherd, Friday, April 19, 2019
Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2019

EPISODE 6: A Review of State Student Loan Servicing Licensing Laws

In this week’s podcast, James and Shelly take a deeper dive into several state servicing laws, many of which include licensing and other programmatic requirements which continue to proliferate and impact our private student loan holders, servicers, collectors, and guarantors. Vicki talks about: data integrity and what this could mean for all the various proposals to use repayment rate and where the data is likely to come from and impact as far as National Student Loan Data System reporting, discussions with the U.S. Department of Education regarding data integrity; and the pending Master Promissory Note that is out for comment and remarks from Diane Jones last week. Pam shares recent news items as well updates listeners to the newest 2020 presidential candidates. Stef then highlights NCHER’s upcoming Annual Conference and kicks off our newest segment: the trivia question.

If you have any feedback or have topic suggestions, please send comments to info@ncher.us.

SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS

·         Upcoming Meetings

o   NCHER’s 2019 Annual Conference (Clearwater, FL)

  • Need-to-Read Headlines

o    Kendra Horn still worries about her student loans. She’s not the only one (Roll Call)

o    Rep. Mark Pocan: Betsy DeVos is unfit to lead the Education Department. It's time for her to resign (NBC News)

o    What students can learn from the days before college loans (The Associated Press)

o    Legislation Looks Into College Financial Aid Letters (NPR)

o    Here’s What The 2020 Presidential Candidates Say About Your Student Loans (Forbes)

  • Trivia Question

o    Which U.S. university has had the most movies and television shows filmed on its campus? And name one of the movies or tv shows. And here’s a hint: it’s located west of the Mississippi.

o    Email your answers to info@ncher.us

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EPISODE 6: A Review of State Student Loan Servicing Licensing Laws

Posted By Pamela Shepherd, Friday, April 19, 2019

EPISODE 6: A Review of State Student Loan Servicing Licensing Laws

April 19, 2019 – In this week’s podcast, James and Shelly take a deeper dive into several state servicing laws, many of which include licensing and other programmatic requirements which continue to proliferate and impact our private student loan holders, servicers, collectors, and guarantors. Vicki talks about: data integrity and what this could mean for all the various proposals to use repayment rate and where the data is likely to come from and impact as far as National Student Loan Data System reporting, discussions with the U.S. Department of Education regarding data integrity; and the pending Master Promissory Note that is out for comment and remarks from Diane Jones last week. Pam shares recent news items as well updates listeners to the newest 2020 presidential candidates. Stef then highlights NCHER’s upcoming Annual Conference and kicks off our newest segment: the trivia question.

If you have any feedback or have topic suggestions, please send comments to info@ncher.us.

SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS

·         Upcoming Meetings

o   NCHER’s 2019 Annual Conference (Clearwater, FL)

  • Need-to-Read Headlines

o    Kendra Horn still worries about her student loans. She’s not the only one (Roll Call)

o    Rep. Mark Pocan: Betsy DeVos is unfit to lead the Education Department. It's time for her to resign (NBC News)

o    What students can learn from the days before college loans (The Associated Press)

o    Legislation Looks Into College Financial Aid Letters (NPR)

o    Here’s What The 2020 Presidential Candidates Say About Your Student Loans (Forbes)

  • Trivia Question

o    Which U.S. university has had the most movies and television shows filmed on its campus? And name one of the movies or tv shows. And here’s a hint: it’s located west of the Mississippi.

o    Email your answers to info@ncher.us

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EPISODE 5: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Testifies Before House and Senate Appropriations Committees Available for Download

Posted By Pamela Shepherd, Monday, April 8, 2019
Updated: Thursday, April 4, 2019

EPISODE 5: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Testifies Before the House and Senate Appropriations Committees

April 8, 2019 – In this week’s podcast, James and Shelly review last month’s House and Senate hearings featuring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos who presented the U.S. Department of Education’s FY2020 budget request to lawmakers. Vicki talks about the recent announcement from Experian regarding loan transfers and credit reporting, while Pam updates listeners on NCHER’s newest social media campaign and highlights two dark horse 2020 presidential candidates. Stefanie reminds listeners about two upcoming NCHER meetings: the Spring Legal Meeting and the Annual Conference. If you have any feedback or have topic suggestions, please send comments to info@ncher.us.

SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS

·         Upcoming Meetings

o   NCHER’s 2019 April Legal Meeting (Alexandria, VA)

o   NCHER’s 2019 Annual Conference (Clearwater, FL)

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EPISODE 4: President Trump’s FY 2020 Budget and What It Means for Higher Education

Posted By Pamela Shepherd, Friday, March 22, 2019
Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2019

 

EPISODE 4: President Trump’s FY 2020 Budget and What It Means for Higher Education

March 22, 2019 – In this week’s podcast, James and Shelly address President Trump’s FY 2020 budget request and analyze how it could impact higher education as lawmakers begin reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Vicki talks about the cancer deferment, explaining where we are and why, and what to expect. Pam introduces NCHER’s newest social media campaign while Vicki talks about Financial Literacy Day and the activities of members of NCHER’s Access and Success Committee. Stef then reminds listeners about two upcoming NCHER meetings: the Spring Legal Meeting and the Annual Conference. If you have any feedback or have topic suggestions, please send comments to info@ncher.us.

SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS

·         President Trump’s Budget Request for FY 2020

·         Upcoming Meetings

o   NCHER’s 2019 April Legal Meeting (Alexandria, VA)

o   NCHER’s 2019 Annual Conference (Clearwater, FL)

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Episode 3: HEA Reauthorization: Analyzing Priorates Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray

Posted By Pamela Shepherd, Friday, March 8, 2019

EPISODE 3: HEA Reauthorization: Analyzing Priorates Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray

March 8, 2019 – NCHER Staff (James, Shelly, Steff and Pam) analyze the recent priorities to reauthorize the Higher Education Act made by Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), and dissect how these proposals could impact NCHER members. We also provide an updated list of who is and who is not running for president in 2020 and remind listeners about two upcoming NCHER meetings: 2019 Spring Legal Meeting and 2019 Annual Conference.

SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS

·         Upcoming Meetings

o   NCHER’s 2019 April Legal Meeting (Alexandria, VA)

o   NCHER’s 2019 Annual Conference (Clearwater, FL)

  • Need-to-Read Headlines
    • CBA urges greater student loan transparency (Financial Regulation News)
    • The College-Affordability Crisis Is Uniting the 2020 Democratic Candidates (The Atlantic)
    • National Survey: Americans Say Education Should Be Higher 2019 Priority for Congress Than Terrorism, Immigration, or Jobs (The 74)
    • Opinion: Politicians aren’t asking the real question of the student loan crisis  (Philadelphia Inquirer)
    • In a tight labor market, some companies offer student loan repayment help as a perk (Marketplace)
    • Who is definitely running for president in 2020? (Vox)

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