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

In-Person 2022 COHEAO Annual Conference

July 12-13, Washington D.C.

Register Here    View Draft Conference Agenda


Participate in the 1st Annual COHEAO Summer Institute

Webinars: May 19, June 9 *Rescheduled from June 2*, June 16, July 12, July 21 & August 4

      Register Here      View Summer Institute Virtual Agenda


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.

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…

May 4, 2022 · by Wes · Spark Notes

  Today, the office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) announced a one year extension of the mandatory assignment of Federal Perkins Loans in Default for more than two years. If you have any questions, please reach out to COHEAO’s executive director, Robert Moran.   Click here to view the announcement.   FSA’s announcement is below:…

January 21, 2022 · by Wes · Spark Notes

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced yesterday that it plans to examine the operations of colleges that offer private student loans directly to students. The CFPB stated that it is concerned about institutional loans because of past examples of high interest rates citing actions at two for-profit operators that shut down in the mid-2010s…