2015 COHEAO Annual Conference Advocacy Page

Visits to Capitol Hill are also a integral part of the COHEAO Annual Conference. All conference attendees are encouraged to schedule their appointments prior to departing for Washington.  Once you have set your appointments, please email Cindy Schick of the COHEAO Agenda Committee or Hannah Allen.  An email on setting up appointments and coordinating meetings with fellow attendees included contact information for the education staff for your Representatives and Senators. If you are interested in being paired with a more experienced attendee, please contact Cindy Schick or Hannah As appointments are secured, please be sure to forward the information to Cindy as well (cindy.schick@ncc-business.com). A master calendar of appointments by group will be available at the annual meeting.


Capitol Dome

For materials to bring to your meetings with Congressional offices, please visit the COHEAO advocacy webpage.  On this page, you will find relevant talking points as well as links for state-level data on the Perkins Loan Program. Much of this information is also included below. In order to maximize the effectiveness of your visits to Capitol Hill, we highly recommend you put together some relevant, basic information on the Perkins Loan fund at your individual institution.  This information may include the number of borrowers, loan volume, cancellation data, award data, and recipient data on your individual campus.



Maps & Logistics

With multiple office buildings for the House and Senate, the Capitol Hill complex can be a bit confusing.  However, these handy maps and travel information should help you with your visit to Capitol Hill.

**Please note:  Congressional offices are also easily accessible by taxicab and it is a relatively small fare, roughly $12-17, to and from the Capitol from the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City