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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 2: Finally--Congress Approves FY 2019 Budget Agreement

Posted By Pamela Shepherd, Friday, February 22, 2019

EPISODE 2: Finally: Congress Approves FY 2019 Budget Agreement

February 22, 2019 – NCHER Staff (James, Shelly, and Pam) discuss the recently-completed to FY 2019 budget agreement, how higher education will implement a number of programs, review the 2018 budget agreement, and speculate what could be in President Trump’s FY 2020 budget request. We also provide listeners with a rundown of where the Democratic presidential candidates stand on student debt and college affordability and preview.


·         Upcoming Meetings

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

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

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EPISODE 1: 116th Congress and What It Means for NCHER

Posted By Pamela Shepherd, Friday, January 25, 2019
Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2019


EPISODE 1: What to Watch in 2019

February 8, 2019 – NCHER Staff (James, Shelly, Stef, Pam, and Vicki) outline what's happening on Capitol Hill, in the world of higher education regulations, and court cases that impact NCHER members. We preview what items listeners should pay attention to throughout the year and provide an update with what attendees of NCHER's 2019 Legislative Conference talked about the most.


  1. Attention, college shoppers. These schools are slashing their prices (Washington Post
  2. Financial Literacy Is Becoming a Requirement in Schools (Governing Magazine
  3. Clash between student-loan companies and states could wind up in the Supreme Court (MarketWatch)
  4.  The unseen reason working-class students drop out (Politico)
  5.  Vox’s guide to the 2020 presidential candidates (Vox)

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