GW WonkCast S2E4: Education Policy and Student Loans

The Perkins federal loan program expired on Sept. 30. In light of this, what is the state of federal loans for education in America? Guest Ashley Walsh, who worked for a federal loan servicer for the Department of Education, joins the GW WonkCast team to discuss education policy and student loans. Listen to hear what types of loans exist for students, how minority and low income students are affected by loans, and the truth about financial aid officers.

This episode is not to be missed for any current student or individual considering higher education.

co-Host Natalia Abrahams makes her debut on the GW WonkCast, joined by Moderator Jessica Blackband and co-Hosts Erik LaDue and Gabe Moss.

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For more information from the Below the Fold segment, see the links below listed with who presented the topic:

Gabe Moss: Initiative to ban safe-injection sites in King County knocked down by judge, The Seattle Times

Natalia Abrahams: Hatch, Wyden Respond to Significant Need to Improve Government Oversight Following Foster Care Investigation, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

Erik LaDue: The Nation’s Retirement System: A Comprehensive Re-evaluation Is Needed to Better Promote Future Retirement Security, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Jessica Blackband: Trump administration working toward renewed drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, The Washington Post

Ashley Walsh: Perkins Loan Federal Student Aid Program Expires, ACA International


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