Register Today for COHEAO’s Spring Workshop! 

COHEAO is thrilled to announce the registration of our 2021 Spring Workshop, May 18-19. Click here to register.

Conference Agenda

Our Session will specifically explore:

  • COHEAO Washington Update and Grassroots Efforts
  • Perkins Assignments
  • Financial Wellness Panel in a Virtual World
  • Credit Reporting
  • Bankruptcy and Compliance
  • Accounts Receivable: Moving Forward


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.

March 22, 2021 · by Wes · Spark Notes

Institutions frequently ask whether to assign their Perkin Student Loans to the Department of Education and when they are required to do so.  This document is designed to provide insight and information for institutions struggling with these questions.   Assigning Loans to the Department of Education Process of transferring to the Department of Education (ED)…

December 9, 2020 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

December 8, 2020 To: COHEAO MembersFrom: Harrison Wadsworth, Robert Moran, Jared Solomon, Jimmy Koch Today, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) will introduce the Perkins Access, Retention, and Completion (ARC) Act, a bill to establish a new Perkins loan program. COHEAO has worked closely with Rep. Pocan and his staff over the past two years to get…

November 2, 2020 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today made public its final regulations changing Regulation F, implementing the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.  The press release put out by the Bureau is below.  The regulations can be found here.  The regulations will take effect one year from when they are published in the Federal Register; that is…