Nasser Paydar Talks Mental Health, Student Debt Relief, and Other Priorities for the Education Dept.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Aired October 13, 2022

Nasser Paydar, assistant secretary for postsecondary education at the Department of Education, joins the hosts to talk about what the department is doing to improve access and affordability for college students. Jon, Sarah, and Mushtaq kick off the show with a discussion of the recent court decision on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and their predictions for the upcoming midterms.

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

Get Your Gold Wine Glasses Ready: ‘Love Is Blind’ Is Apparently Casting In D.C.
DCist | Sept. 27, 2022

Appeals Court Says DACA Is Illegal but Keeps Program Alive for Now
The New York Times (sub. req.) | Oct. 5, 2022

Remember the Dreamers

Building on President Biden's Unity Agenda, Education Department Urges Colleges to Use American Rescue Plan Funds to Provide Mental Health Supports to Students

Student Loan Debt Relief Do’s and Don’ts

Play It Safe: Protect Yourself From Student Loan Scams

What to Know About the Application for Biden's Student Loan Relief
NPR | Oct. 12, 2022


During ‘Raise the B.A.R.’ Summit, Education Department Announces College Completion Fund Competition to Support Postsecondary Student Success

OPE Funding Opportunities

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