COHEAO is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 Scholarships! View more here.


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.

June 27, 2022 · by Wes · Spark Notes

You are Invited to Help Make Higher Education Possible for Our Students! In addition to an extensive list of sessions and speakers at the 2022 Annual Conference, COHEAO is pleased to announce our annual fundraiser/silent auction to benefit COHEAO’s scholarship fund.  This is our only fundraiser for this worthy cause.   With the money raised,…

June 10, 2022 · by Wes · Spark Notes

To All COHEAO Members: As you know last November, COHEAO wrote to the Department of Education expressing concerns and questioned the legality of the Department’s August 27, 2021 electronic announcement concerning the assignment of Perkins Loans. That letter can be found here. Last week, COHEAO received a letter from Under Secretary James Kvaal in response…

May 23, 2022 · by Wes · Spark Notes

Withholding student transcripts of students who owe funds to an institution has percolated as a consumer/student fairness issue over the past year.  As such, many states have introduced measures that would prohibit colleges and universities from withholding transcripts due to unpaid debts. Withholding transcripts is a key tool in the process by which colleges and…