For more than 35 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!





Key ways to Support Perkins Now

Read more about our Perkins Advocacy Efforts

Save the Date – Higher Education Compliance Workshop!

COHEAO 2018-19 Scholarship Materials – Now Available!

The Future of Perkins Loans

Attention COHEAO Members and Perkins Loan Advocates: Perkins Loan Recipients NEED YOUR HELP!  Sign the Save Perkins Petition and let your voice be heardWithout Congressional action, the Perkins Loan Program could be discontinued, and all of the benefits of this low-cost, effective loan program will be lost. Learn More.

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 two major conferences each year featuring informative programs, networking opportunities, and discussion with Members of Congress, Key officials, and other leaders in student financial services. Learn More.

March 12, 2018 Good Afternoon! Please take a moment to assist us with this brief but important call to action.  If you text the word Perkins to 52886, you will be directed to a form with a link to enter your name, address and email. This will create an email to your representative in the…

March 7, 2018 Great news! Representatives Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and John Duncan (R-TN) yesterday released a bipartisan “dear colleague” letter in support of extending the Perkins Loan Program for two years through the upcoming FY18 omnibus appropriations spending bill. We need your help in getting as many Members of Congress to sign this letter as…

March 1, 2018 Prepared by: Greg Marak ( COHEAO is pleased to offer up to four $1,000 scholarships for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.  Eligible applicants are students entering their sophomore year through graduate studies who are enrolled at COHEAO-member colleges and universities.  Please make sure to pass along this information to the appropriate faculty members…