Coffee with KHEAA

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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21 hours ago

In this abridged podcast, Casi and Keith talk about a typical summer in Outreach, closing the FAFSA completion gap thanks to federal funds to aid completions, FAFSA Training Boot Camps, Tail Gates, FAFSA Helpline Hours, and the FAFSA Fellows Program.
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Tuesday Jun 04, 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!  
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Tuesday May 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!

Thursday May 09, 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 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.

Tuesday Apr 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.

Tuesday Mar 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.

Tuesday Mar 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.

Tuesday Feb 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.

Tuesday Feb 06, 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!

Friday Feb 02, 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!


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