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August 9, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Prepared by:  Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net)   Politico, a Capitol Hill trade publication, highlighted the efforts of COHEAO and other organizations to preserve the Perkins Loan Program in its “Morning Education” newsletter this morning. The email and online newsletter, which is read by thousands, including Congressional staff and other DC “insiders,” highlighted the Perkins Loan Extension Act (HR 2482)…

July 17, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Prepared by:  Hannah Allen (hallen@wpllc.net) The Perkins Loan Program Extension Act currently has 63 congressional cosponsors.  The authors of the bi-partisan legislation, Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Mark Pocan (D-WI), and its lead co-sponsors just circulated a new “Dear Colleague Letter” to every Representative that outlines the benefits of the program and urges House Members…

July 7, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Prepared by:  Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net) Quick Update on the Status of Perkins Loans:  The Perkins Loan Extension Act (H.R. 2482) now has 59 cosponsors.  This is excellent, but we want the number to grow.  COHEAO and other advocates within the higher education community are also working to identify sponsors for a companion bill in the…

June 15, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

June 14, 2017 Prepared by:  Greg Marak (gmarak@wpllc.net) Department of Education (ED) officials announced plans to roll back two of the Obama Administration’s rules on institutional accountability in higher education. In a Federal Register notice to be published tomorrow, ED will announce a delay for implementing the gainful employment and borrower defense to repayment rules….

June 7, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

June 7, 2017 Prepared by:  Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net) Yesterday, COHEAO wrote all members of the House of Representatives encouraging them to co-sponsor the Perkins Loan Extension Act, H.R. 2482. To date, there are 26 cosponsors.  This is already an encouraging number, but this list needs to grow. A copy of COHEAO’s letter is attached with…

June 6, 2017 · by Wes · Spark Notes

Through discussions with a number of our members, we have learned that Conduent (formerly Xerox/ACS) has informed their clients of their intention to discontinue servicing campus-based loans including Perkins as well as institutional loan programs. While we are still in the process of gathering information, we wanted to share with our membership that COHEAO is…

May 18, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Great news!  Yesterday, Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Mark Pocan (D-WI-02) Louise Slaughter (D-NY-25), John Duncan (R-TN-02), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL-27) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA-11) introduced the Perkins Loan Extension Act of 2017, H.R. 2482. Thanks to the hard work of COHEAO and other Perkins Loan advocates, the bill was introduced with strong bipartisan support, and now…

May 15, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

May 10, 2017 The Perkins Loan Extension Act will remains on track to be introduced by Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Mark Pocan (D-WI).  Thanks to the hard work of COHEAO and other Perkins Loan advocates, the bill has strong bipartisan support, but they would like to have more cosponsors.  Once the bill is formally…

April 13, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

April 13, 2017 Last week, COHEAO’s Board of Directors held over 50 meetings on Capitol Hill, and our organization was strongly encouraged by the continued support among federal policymakers for the Perkins Loan Program. Today, COHEAO and Perkins advocates nationwide, together with our champions in Congress, are well positioned to leverage the positive bipartisan momentum…

April 11, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

April 10, 2017 Prepared by:  Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net) This month, Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) will be introducing the Perkins Loan Extension Act, a bill which ensures students will continue to have access to this important student loan program.  Working with COHEAO, ACE, the Alliance for Student Aid, and other higher education…

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