Current Issues

Current issues and activity happening in Washington DC as well as elsewhere nationally are highlighted in our Spark Notes.  These issues have more detailed write ups in The Torch.


COHEAO supports modification of the TCPA to reflect modern world technology, where cell phones have replaced land lines for many current and recent students. An independent study demonstrates the unintended harm done to student loan borrowers by outdated Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules governing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  Specifically, the TCPA rules that prohibit the use of predictive dialer technology to contact borrowers on their cellular telephones without the borrower’s express consent are resulting in unnecessary and avoidable student loan defaults. Please click here for further information.


COHEAO serves as an advocate for issues affecting Perkins Loans, institutional loans, and other campus-based operations.  Included below are tools to assist you in advocating for the Perkins Loan Program; as well as links to information that relates to all campus-based programs.

Advocacy Materials