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!

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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.

December 4, 2019 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today told a gathering of 5,000 financial aid administrators in Reno, Nevada that the federal student aid system is an “untamed beast” that cannot fulfill its mission because of the structure of the programs set up by Congress.  She called for drastic structural reforms, saying she wants the entire Office…

November 1, 2019 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Dear COHEAO Members, Below please find a link to a memo prepared by Bose Public Affairs Group staff summarizing this week’s House Education and Labor Committee’s markup of H.R. 4674, introduced by Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) to revise the Higher Education Act (HEA).  After a markup proceeding that was spread across three days, the Committee…

November 1, 2019 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

COHEAO is thrilled to announce that registration is now open for the 2020 Annual Conference, February 11-12 on the University of California’s Washington Center and at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.! Register today! What is the COHEAO Annual Conference? The must-attend event for student financial services professionals on campus and their vendor partners who are…