COHEAO seeks to serve as a news resource on issues related to the Federal Student Aid programs and student financial services for its members and the broader community.  While we are always looking for better ways to communicate breaking news and developments, COHEAO currently delivers news and information through three main vehicles:
  • The Torch:  COHEAO’s highly acclaimed newsletter, providing informative and timely updates to the membership concerning important regulatory and legislative issues affecting education. The bi-monthly publication is emailed to COHEAO members and is also available for viewing online.
  • Spark Notes:   Memos sent to the COHEAO membership.  Spark Notes provide updates on breaking developments between editions of The Torch. 



  • COHEAO Awards Four Scholarships for Academic Year 2023-2024.  Click here for the press release.
  • Department announces reminder to institutions of June 30, 2023 deadline of assigning Perkins Loans that are more than 2 years in default.  Find more here.
  • COHEAO Comments on Transcript Withholding language contained in Education Department’s May 19, 2023 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) focused mainly on defining gainful employment and updating financial responsibility standards.  Read letter here.
  • COHEAO Financial Wellness Task Force shares NASFAA Repayment Toolkit to assist institutions with efforts for borrowers when federal student loan repayment restarts in September.  See the announcement here.