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For more than 40 years, COHEAO has served as the industry’s premier partnership of colleges, universities and organizations dedicated to promoting the Federal campus-based loan programs and addressing the most pressing issues in student financial services today. Driven by the demand for information and collaboration on the Perkins Loan Program, Student Financial Wellness and Student Financial Services, COHEAO provides opportunities for networking and professional development through its conferences, webinars and task forces, focusing on compliance, legislative and regulatory issues.

By advocating for the preservation and improvement of the campus-based programs, our membership is dedicated to providing greater access to students with need in achieving their goal of a higher education!


The Future of Perkins Loans

COHEAO continues to advocate for a long-term solution for the Perkins Program. COHEAO’s proposal for reauthorization is the Perkins ARC (Access Retention Completion) Loan. We will continue to work with Congress on securing a replacement for a much-needed campus-based program.

Task Forces & Committees

COHEAO has multiple task forces and committees that meet on a regular basis that are open to all members. The organization also convenes ad hoc working groups to address specific issues. Learn More

Conferences & Training

COHEAO hosts an Annual Conference  every January in Washington, DC and two workshops – fall and spring – at various locations throughout the country.  Learn More.

September 29, 2021 · by Wes · Spark Notes

To: COHEAO Members From: Robert Moran, Jared Solomon, and Jimmy Koch   All,   On August 27th, the Department of Education issued an electronic announcement regarding the assignment of Perkins Loans that have been in default for two or more years. COHEAO is aware that the Department is continuously following up on this announcement through…

September 29, 2021 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes
September 24, 2021 · by Wes · Spark Notes

On Friday, August 27, the Department of Education issued a notice regarding the assignment of Perkins Loans that have been in default for more than two years.  As you know, over the past several years, the Department through Federal Student Aid (FSA) has stepped up their efforts to require schools to assign defaulted Perkins Loans…