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Coffee with KHEAA

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Coffee with KHEAA is a new series where our Director and Assistant Director of Outreach spill the beans on all the financial aid hot topics. Stay tuned for more episodes and more piping hot paying-for-college tea.

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United States

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Coffee with KHEAA is a new series where our Director and Assistant Director of Outreach spill the beans on all the financial aid hot topics. Stay tuned for more episodes and more piping hot paying-for-college tea.

Twitter:

@KHEAA1

Language:

English

Contact:

18008299826


Episodes
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American College Application Campaign (ACAC) Convening with MacKenzie Massey

6/4/2024
This week Casi and Keith, along with returning guest MacKenzie Massey, talk about the American College Application Campaign (ACAC) convening in Washington, D.C.. Casi and Keith also discuss KY Goes to College, new campaigns coming up, and a KHEAA FAFSA Bootcamp! Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KHEAA Instagram https://instagram.com/mykheaa https://www.instagram.com/kheaaoutreach LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/kheaa X https://twitter.com/KHEAA Also check out https://linktr.ee/kheaa for more!

Duration:00:55:35

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Legislative Updates and FAFSA Campaigns (with Kim Dolan)

5/28/2024
This week we chat with Kim Dolan about the recent legislative changes, important info for parents without SSNs, and the NCAN’s #dothefafsa campaign. Kim shares her experiences as KHEAA’s VP of Government Relations, highlights from the legislative session, and what’s ahead. Plus, we dive into our biggest pet peeves during Coffee Talk. Tune in for valuable insights and updates for students, parents, and educators!

Duration:01:00:37

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Navigating Financial Aid Updates & Exciting Initiatives in Kentucky (with David Scott... kinda)

5/9/2024
Welcome to Episode 10 of Coffee with KHEAA! In this episode, we dive into the latest updates in the world of financial aid, student loans, and exciting initiatives in Kentucky. We discuss when students can expect to see aid notifications and unravel the intricacies of verification and about the transition from Mohela to Student Aid.gov for processing, potential processing pauses, and how to safeguard your payment counts. Then, we highlight Kentucky's spring events, including the FAFSA completion challenge, College Decision Day, and College Match Day.

Duration:00:54:43

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The One Where We Go to KASFAA (with Michelle Standridge)

4/16/2024
In this episode, Casi and Keith Ritchie dive into the financial aid world with Michelle Standridge, Director of Financial Aid at Spalding University and President of KASFAA, the Kentucky Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators. Recorded on location at the KASFAA Spring Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, the trio shares their experiences and insights. They reflect on the essence of KASFAA and its role in the financial aid landscape. Michelle sheds light on her presidential duties, the collaborative spirit of KASFAA, and the value it brings to professionals in the field. With a blend of camaraderie and expertise, they navigate the intricacies of financial aid administration, from conference planning to professional growth.

Duration:01:36:34

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Insights from the Kentucky Association for College Admission Counselors (with Stephanie Dickerson)

3/19/2024
Today's episode is a special treat as we're recording live from the Kentucky Association for College Admission Counselor Conference with a very special guest, the president of Kentucky ACAC, Stephanie Dickerson. Stephanie discusses KYACAC and the admission climate, including updates on FAFSA. Then, Keith and Casi discuss FAFSA updates and spring initiatives.

Duration:00:38:36

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SAVE Plan and FAFSA Conspiracies

3/12/2024
In this episode of Coffee With KHEAA, we're diving into some important updates on the SAVE plan and FAFSA. First up, we're tackling the SAVE plan. What does the plan look like now, and what can we expect in July? Then, we'll unravel the mysteries surrounding the latest FAFSA shutdown. With over 5 million FAFSAs filed, it's crucial to understand the latest changes, including the introduction of test ISIRs and the rollout of real ISIRs on a first-in, first-out basis. We'll also discuss the rolling process for distributing ISIRs, the importance of paper FAFSAs and priority processing, and the relaxation and waiver of verification selections.

Duration:01:00:56

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FAFSA Workaround and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (with Brandi Forker and Brandon Brown)

2/27/2024
In Episode 6, we're excited to welcome Brandon Brown and Brandi Forker to the show! In today's episode, we explore workarounds for mixed-status families, offering guidance on navigating the process without Social Security Numbers. We also unpack the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program: what it is, who qualifies, and how to sign up. We cover important deadlines and steps to get started on the path to loan forgiveness.

Duration:01:16:37

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FAFSA Reports from the Field (with MacKenzie Massey)

2/6/2024
Join hosts Casi and Keith as they welcome special guest MacKenzie Massey to discuss the latest updates on FAFSA February and the ongoing delays with the 2024-25 FAFSA. Mac shares firsthand insights into the day-to-day filing experiences in the field, shedding light on the current climate. The episode also covers an important announcement from the Department of Education/Federal Student Aid regarding the new March timeline, along with frustrations and implications stemming from the delays. Don't forget to mark your calendars for FAFSA February and Sunday FAFSA Funday—we've got some great events lined up. Keep pushing through, folks. We're in this together!

Duration:01:05:40

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Don't Worry About FAFSA Delays

2/2/2024
In this episode, we kick off with a casual coffee talk, debating between team snow and team spring. Delving into viewer questions, we tackle topics ranging from legal guardianship to taxes on scholarships. Updates on the FSA ID process for undocumented parents are also shared. Exploring community concerns, we discuss the nuances of multiple student applications and data accessibility. Additionally, we provide insights into recent updates, including income protection allowances and inflation adjustments. We shine a spotlight on FAFSA completion initiatives across Kentucky, from FAFSA February to Sunday FAFSA Fun day, offering valuable resources for listeners. Tune in for all the latest FAFSA updates and initiatives!

Duration:01:02:29

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Surviving the Opening of the 2024-25 FAFSA

1/11/2024
Join us as we discuss personal experiences with the 2024-25 FAFSA soft launch. We break down what a soft launch entails and explore common glitches encountered by applicants. Despite challenges, we also highlight positive experiences emerging from the process. Delving into expectations, we address when a full launch might occur and when applicants can anticipate hearing back after filing.

Duration:00:39:17

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Latest FAFSA News

12/22/2023
In this episode, we discuss the latest FAFSA updates and challenges. We cover delays in college processing, FSA ID authentication for undocumented students, and the importance of identifying parent contributors. We also highlight paper FAFSA processing and the potential waiver of verifications due to timeline delays. Tune in for valuable resources and recommendations.

Duration:00:34:03

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Intro to Coffee with KHEAA

12/15/2023
Coffee with KHEAA is a new series where our Director and Assistant Director of Outreach spill the beans on all the financial aid hot topics. Stay tuned for more episodes and more piping hot paying-for-college tea.

Duration:00:36:18