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The Future of Perkins Loans

COHEAO continues to advocate for a long-term solution for the Perkins Program. COHEAO’s proposal for reauthorization is the Perkins ARC (Access Retention Completion) Loan. We will continue to work with Congress on securing a replacement for a much-needed campus-based program.

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 an Annual Conference  every January in Washington, DC and two workshops – fall and spring – at various locations throughout the country.  Learn More.

November 30, 2022 · by Wes · Spark Notes

On Thursday, November 17, 2022, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a new policy on handling cases involving bankruptcy of student loan debt in cooperation with the Department of Education (ED).  DOJ released guidance to Department attorneys that handle bankruptcy cases outlining a new process for recommending the discharge of student loan debt to…

October 31, 2022 · by Wes · Spark Notes

Dear COHEAO Member,   I am writing to share the following note from COHEAO’s Institutional Loan Task Force and attached document:   I hope your fall semester is off to a good start. I am pleased to announce that the COHEAO Institutional Loan Committee has developed suggested policy and procedures for managing an institutional loan…

October 12, 2022 · by Wes · Spark Notes

On September 29th, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report of Supervisory Findings on a number of topics, including institutions that offered institutional loans and transcript withholding policies. The report found that schools had improper blanket policies of withholding transcripts to force students to make payments that violate federal law.   COHEAO is…