Since 1981, COHEAO has served as a partnership of colleges, universities, and organizations dedicated to promoting the Federal Campus-Based loan programs and other student financial services.  Committed to the preservation and improvement of the Federal Perkins Loan and Health and Human Services Loan Programs, COHEAO advocates for their continuance as well as for increased annual appropriation levels.  Driven by the demand for information in the areas of student financial services, compliance, federal legislative and regulatory issues, COHEAO keeps its membership apprised with informative and timely updates through newsletters, webinars, and annual conferences.

COHEAO Scholarship

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For the 2014 – 2015 Academic School Year, COHEAO will Award up to Five $1,000 Scholarships to applicants attending a COHEAO Member Institution. For further information and to apply, please click here

Task Forces & Committees

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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.

Prepared by:  Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net) March 28, 2014 The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing on March 27th on “Strengthening the Federal Student Loan Program for Borrowers.”   Attending the hearing were Chairman Harkin (D-IA), Senator Warren (D-MA), Senator Baldwin (D-WI), Senator Franken (D-MN), Senator Murphy (D-CT), Senator Murray (D-WA),  and…

March 4, 2014 Prepared by: Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net) Today, the President released his budget for Fiscal Year 2015. For student loans and higher education, the proposal was very much like last year’s, including a call for eliminating traditional Perkins Loans and replacing them with an unsubsidized direct loan called Unsubsidized Perkins. Perkins Loans and the…

February 21, 2014 Prepared by: Harrison Wadsworth (hwadsworth@wpllc.net) The Department of Education’s latest regulation writing session, negotiated rulemaking, on “program integrity” issues got underway on Wednesday in Washington, with Thursday devoted to a contentious issue – cash management rules for federal student aid funds. The negotiating committee picked by the Department for the process includes…