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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,…

COHEAO Seeks Input from Congress and Department of Education—Perkins Loans Receive Automatic Extension to October 2015

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November 27, 2013 · by mlivolsi · Uncategorized

November 26, 2013 business term papers Prepared by: Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net) In recent weeks, the COHEAO Washington, DC staff and members of the Board of Directors have heard reports and speculation the Perkins Loan Program is set to sunset in 2014.  This would run counter to the guidance put forward by the Department of Education…

CFPB Releases FDCPA Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

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November 6, 2013 · by mlivolsi · Uncategorized

November 6, 2013 adobe flash software Prepared by: Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net) Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on regulations pertaining to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).   The ANPR is 114 pages long and includes some 160 questions. “Updating the legal framework to protect today’s consumers…