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.

July 16, 2018 Dear COHEAO Members, We wanted to provide you an update on last week’s mark-up of the Fiscal Year 2019 House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education  Appropriations bill. We were excited to see that a  proposal advocated for by COHEAO regarding the continued servicing of Perkins loans was included in the…

Prepared by: Greg Marak July 12, 2018 Dear COHEAO members, Federal Student Aid (FSA) recently released the attached announcement regarding the distribution of assets and timelines for the Federal Perkins Loan revolving Fund in 2018-19. The following is from the release: The 2018–19 Distribution of Assets Notification Process After the FISAP is submitted through the…

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 House & Senate Appropriations Staff…