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April 9, 2020 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes, Uncategorized

COHEAO has been fighting to restore the Perkins Loan servicing Administrative Cost Allowance (ACA) since 2018. Our organization was successful in getting provisions included in both the Fiscal Year 2019 and 2020 annual appropriations bills giving the Department of Education (ED) the authority to cover the expenses schools incur by servicing their existing Perkins Loan…

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…

February 28, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes, Uncategorized

February 28, 2018 Prepared by: Greg Marak (gmarak@bosewashingtonpartners.com) The Perkins Loan Extension Act of 2017 (H.R.2482/S.1808) – currently has 243 cosponsors in the House and 22 cosponsors in the Senate! We need Congress to do the right thing and extend the Perkins Loan Program while they consider the future of all student aid programs during…

October 26, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes, Uncategorized

October 24, 2017 Written by Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net) Following the expiration of the authority to make new Perkins Loans on October 1, COHEAO has received several inquiries regarding loan disbursements, the path forward for Perkins, and other related matters. Below is COHEAO’s guidance regarding the inquiries we have received to date: For students with loans…

March 7, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Uncategorized

COHEAO is pleased to offer up to five (5) $1,000 scholarships for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.  Eligible applicants are students entering their sophomore year through graduate studies who are enrolled at COHEAO-member colleges and universities.  Please make sure to pass along this information to the appropriate faculty members at your institution so that students are…

February 15, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Uncategorized

On Tuesday, February 7, the House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing titled, “Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education.” The hearing was presented by Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) as an opportunity to “examine the current state of America’s higher education system and explore ways to strengthen the system for students, parents, institutions, and…

November 21, 2016 · by Wes · Uncategorized

Registration for the 2017 COHEAO Annual Conference is now available.  Join us January 29-February 1 at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, which is just across the river from our nation’s capital. Click here for the conference agenda. Click here for conference registration.  The COHEAO Annual Conference is the must-attend event for student financial services administrators on…

March 31, 2016 · by mlivolsi · Uncategorized

March 31, 2016 Prepared by: Maria Livolsi and Harrison Wadsworth (mlivolsi@albany.edu, hwadsworth@wpllc.net) Private collection agencies have played a critical role in sustaining the Federal Student Loan programs for the past 40 years. Whether in support of the over 2,000 colleges and universities managing Federal Campus programs for their students, or the U.S. Department of Education…

October 14, 2015 · by mlivolsi · Uncategorized

October 14, 2015 A note from: Harrison Wadsworth (hwadsworth@wpllc.net) We have seen a copy of a letter that is being sent by Senator Lamar Alexander’s office to people that have written in support of the extension of the Perkins Loan Program. The letter repeats some of the problematic statements the senator made on Sept. 30th…

September 29, 2015 · by mlivolsi · Uncategorized

Perkins Advocacy Call to Action: Urge the Senate to Support H.R. 3594 Now! The US House of Representatives just passed H.R. 3594, the Higher Education Extension Act, on a voice vote. The bill would extend the Perkins Loan Program for one year. Perkins Loan advocates, we appreciate your support in getting us to this point,…

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