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!

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.

June 11, 2018 Prepared by: Greg Marak Dear COHEAO Members, Please find attached the documents for advocacy on COHEAO’s Administrative Cost Allowance proposal for the  House and Senate Labor, HHS, Education appropriations bills mentioned in Friday’s Torch: ACA proposal & language Sample emails to use for House and Senate offices List of House and Senate…

Dear COHEAO Members, Thank you for your dedication and persistence in advocating for the continuation of the Perkins Loan program. Unfortunately, we were not successful in our recent push to have an extension of the loan program included in the final 2018 Omnibus spending bill. While this is disappointing, COHEAO still has much to do…

Dear COHEAO Members, The Omnibus Appropriations bill was finally made public late last night, and the news for Perkins Loans is bad: despite all the efforts and all the work by program supporters, a re-instatement of the Perkins Loan Program is not included in the legislation.  In talking to Congressional staff working on the bill…