Podcast Archives

In this area you may download the NYSFAAA podcasts. The podcasts are in MP4 format.  Accessing the podcasts requires your NYSFAAA username and password.

 Podcast #21 -                                                                         Download

If you can make it through about 5-10 minutes of Executive Council Update you will hear a Conference Update where I put my heart out to you – NYSFAAA.


 

 Podcast Episode #20 -                                                          Download

Podcast #20 might be the VERY BEST conversational NYSFAAA Podcast ever.

Howard and Kerry Lubold, co-chair of NYSFAAA Mentorship Committee and Associate Director of FA SUNY Plattsburg, discuss Mentorship, Networking, how to get involved and grow as an FA Professional.

There are discussions about the new website functionalities with some gratitude to Ocelot. The real highlight being the tab VIDEOS FOR STUDENTS – EVERYONE SHOULD BE  SHARING THAT RESOURCE WITH STUDENTS/PARENTS/SCHOOL COUNSELORS. In addition, so much more. A wonderful NYSFAAA LIVING ROOM CONVERSATION.

At the end – Howard reveals a top secret. The NYSFAAA Bot’s name – that is launching on Friday.

 

 

 

Podcast Episode #19 -                                                       Download

Podcast #19 starts off with a deep dark secret about Howard OMG.  After a little bit more jibber jabber between Aaron Lacey (brilliant Financial Aid Lawyer extreme), Christopher Bartow (NYSFAAA Chair of Government  Relations and VP of Government Relations and Community Outreach LIM College) and Howard, they get down to the real business. They discuss the insanity of the third Borrower Defense to Repayment Regulations recently published. Will there be BDR4? Is there early implementation? Which loans does this impact? Does this impact your school? You might be surprised to hear that answer.

 

Podcast Episode #18 -  

Podcast #18 covers many things. Enjoy a brief from the last Executive Counsel Meeting. Hear about all the great new technology that is coming your way.

Then your Podcast magically turns into a video cast that provides a review of your new website with a primary focus on HOW TO USE THE NYSFAAA LISTSERV. This is a Podcast everyone must hear/watch.

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Podcast Episode #17 -  

Even though we start with some good old western movie chatter Aaron Lacey (Financial Aid Lawyer for Thomson and Coburn) covers:

  • Gainful Employment - Is GE really gone for now or is there an injunction coming?
  • Borrower Defense - What you probably don't know but need to  
  • State Authorization - are you doing the right thing for you online programs?
  • Accreditation - What's up and when?
  • TIX - How complicated can it get?
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Podcast 17 refers to the following links, provided for your convenience:

https://www.thompsoncoburn.com/insights/blogs/regucation/post/2019-07-01/new-used-gainful-employment-rule-warrants-immediate-attention

https://www.thompsoncoburn.com/insights/tcle/presentation/detail/2019-03-19/guidance-on-borrower-defense-regulations

https://www.thompsoncoburn.com/insights/blogs/regucation/post/2018-10-17/2016-borrower-defense-rule-now-in-effect-free-webinars-and-quick-thoughts

https://www.thompsoncoburn.com/insights/blogs/regucation/post/2018-12-12/used's-proposed-title-ix-rules-complimentary-webinar-now-available-on-demand

https://www.thompsoncoburn.com/insights/blogs/regucation/post/2018-04-10/getting-ready-for-ed-s-new-state-authorization-rule

 

Podcast Episode #16 - Happy Sweet Podcast #16. If you are reading this and listening to the Podcast the website launch was successful. Come listen to some of the inside dope on the building of the website, Howard’s 8.5 week’s out of 10 on the road which included EASFAA and NYSFAAA Counsel meetings (summary of both meetings provided). Learn about the NYSFAAA June budget meeting and process and most of all learn who gets the most angry when Howard is away from home this much. 

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Podcast Episode #15 - Podcast #15 features the Three co-chairs of NYSFAAA’s Statewide Training Committee as well as your 2nd Vice President.


Come listen to a very relaxed, fun and informative conversation about not only SWT but also many issues that NYSFAAA faces such as participation in regional meetings. Here how wonderful the EASFAA conference was and how important it is to network.

Learn at little about NASFAA’s Certified Financial Aid (CFAA) program – which is being officially rolled out next month. Will everyone be required to be Certified?

ALSO – last but not least – we end with a BIG IMPORTANT NYSFAAA ANNOUNCEMENT.

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Podcast Episode #14 - Podcast Episode #14 is PART 2 of the interview with David Sheridan regarding the almost 40 higher education recommendations made and shared with Congress by the HEC50 – as promised. See all the details listed in archives Podcast #12. In PART 1 we discussed the HEC50 recommendations on the topics of ACCESS and ACCOUNTABILITY. In PART 2 our focus turns to AFFORDABILITY and TRANSPARENCY. If you have not listened to episode #12 yet I suggest you do so before listening to this one – PART 2. Download

 

Podcast Episode #13 - Podcast #13 is all about NYSFAAA going to a NEW WEBSITE PLATFORM. It is very exciting and there is much work to be done. Listen to Howard as he interviews Amelia – a key member of the MemberClicks team – MemberClicks being the new platform on which our NYSFAAA WEBSITE will reside. Learn about all the new functionalities you will have. Also, if you want to be able to say you helped build NYSFAAA’s new website – HELP WANTED. Download

 

Podcast Episode #12 - This week’s very special episode is PART 1 OF 2 about NASFAA’s HEC50 final paper "https://www.highereducationcommitteeof50.org/. Join me, and Christopher Barto, as we interview our very own David Sheridan (of Columbia University and a NYSFAAA member) who is one of the 50. NASFAA put the 50 together, with help from the Gates Foundation, to come up with the resulting 40 recommendations on

Access
Accountability
Affordability
Transparency

During this first episode we discuss Access and Accountability. Next time we will get to Affordability and Transparency. This was a very interesting and engaging conversation – listen and spread the word. These recommendations could likely shape reauthorization.

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Podcast Episode #11 - Podcast Episode #11 is brief but contains a lot of important information about what occurred at last week’s 3 hour plus Executive Council Meeting.

Executive Council Voted on:
1 – A new Website Host
2 – A new Conference App
3 – A Bot for our website
4 – Where and when our 2020 Conference will be

AND MORE

If you do not tend to listen to these Podcasts – this is a short one with plenty of info.

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Podcast Episode #10 - Episode 10 is a discussion with a VA Benefits Professional. Listen to get some clarification on the GI Bill, 100% vs. Less than – the TA Programs, Voc Rehab and much more. Download

 

Podcast Episode #9 - Podcast Episode #9 is an enlightening interview with Aaron Lacey, Education Partner with Thompson and Coburn. Howard and Aaron discuss the President’s Executive Order, the data driven world that we live in with the majority of time focused on the Borrower, Defense to Repayment – Learn from Aaron how this regulation IMPACTS EVERY INSTITUTION! Download

 

Podcast Episode #8 - This Podcast is an interview with special guest Betsy Mayotte who is the Founder of the Institute of Student Loan Advisors. Learn how she/you can help your students with loan repayment. Also, don’t forget to register for the May 2nd related NYSFAAA Webinar. Download

 

Podcast Episode #7 - This Podcast, with a panel of three experts, Aaron Lacey, Christopher Barto, Donna Gurnett and Susan Nesbitt Perez take a deep dive into what is happening in Washington DC and NYS Regulations and Pending Budgets and Laws.

Learn the latest on GE, Borrower Defense to Repayment, TIX, Current Neg Reg, Several NYS Initiatives, Both the Federal and State Budgets and all our Predications on the HEA Reauthorization.
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Podcast Episode #6 - NYSFAAA goes to NASFAA Leadership Conference and the Congress with 100s of other FAAs. Learn about how to graduate to a Directors Level, Leadership Skills and MORE. Special Guest Marie Johnson EASFAA President Elect. Download

 

Podcast Episode #5 - This brief Podcast will introduce you to NYSFAAA's Strategic Plan for 2017-20. Your input and comments are wanted. THIS IS YOUR PLAN!! THIS IS YOUR FUTURE!! Download

 

Podcast Episode #4 - This Podcast is a look into what happens at a NYSFAAA Executive Council Meeting and a summary of Monday February 11th's Meeting in Albany + Advocacy Day on 2/12 Download

 

Podcast Episode #3 - Learn about improving Customer Service with Communication Plans - Also Howard's Guests Top 3 concerns about FA Download

 

Podcast Episode #2 - An interview with Justin Draeger. Discussion includes the importance of Advocacy on both the State and Federal level. Also discussed is the importance of Leadership and an opportunity to visit the HILL Download

 

Podcast Episode #1 - Introduction to NYSFAAA Podcast and a brief summary of some of the 50th Anniversary Awards. The New Presidents Mantra Download