Update Regarding the 2020 Spring Compliance Workshop in Chicago:

Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 Coronavirus, and its implications on conferences and workshops, COHEAO’s Spring Workshop has been cancelled. Please do not hesitate to contact Harrison Wadsworth (hwadsworth@bosepublicaffairs.com) or Greg Marak (gmarak@bosepublicaffairs.com) of COHEAO’s staff with any questions. Thank you. 



For more than 38 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.

COHEAO Scholarship

For the 2020 – 2021 Academic School Year, COHEAO will award up to four $1,000 Scholarships to applicants attending a COHEAO Member Institution. For further information and to apply, please click here

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

April 3, 2020 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Congress recently passed emergency legislation called the CARES Act, which provides many benefits to help federal student loan borrowers during this challenging time. Unfortunately, that legislation only applies to loans that are “federally held” and does not extend to borrowers with Perkins loans being serviced at the school level. In an effort to provide maximum…

March 18, 2020 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

COHEAO Members, Attached please find a press release from META, a Ceannate Company. Ceannate’s collection arm, Financial Management Services (FMS) is a commercial member of COHEAO and META is an online platform that provides students with free connections to mental healthcare providers. The following is from the press release: The META platform has its own…

January 21, 2020 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes, Uncategorized

COHEAO is excited to announce this timely webinar, FREE for members, $49 for non-members on Thursday, January 30th at 2PM ET:  Q&A With Industry Experts on Perkins Loan Assignment and the Distribution of Assets Process Webinar Date & Time:  Thursday, January 30, 2:00 PM ET Do you have questions about Perkins Loan Assignments and the…