Register Today for COHEAO’s Annual Conference – February 14 and 15 in Washington, DC

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The 2023 Annual Conference will be held at the Sofitel Hotel located in DC’s Lafayette Square, 806 15th St NW, Washington, DC  20005. The Sofitel Hotel is just two blocks away from the White House and walking distance to local monuments and Smithsonian museums!

Each individual guest must make their own reservations by calling the Hotel at (202) 730-8800 or clicking here no later than January 30, 2023.   Each individual must ask for group reservations and identify themselves as members of the COHEAO Annual Conference.  COHEAO has secured a rate of $239 per night during the conference. The early bird room rate ends on January 30, 2023.


To book your room:

  • Click on Special Rates at the top of the page
  • Then, enter COHEAO under Preferential Code
  • Hit submit and, if you don’t see the $239 rate, refresh your browser


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.

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