Welcome to the new website for the Higher Education Loan Coalition. The Coalition is comprised of schools dedicated to the continuous improvement and strengthening of the Direct Loan program. Its members are financial aid professionals working at participating institutions.

Please review our site to find out more about the work of the Higher Education Loan Coalition (HELC), resources that can assist you in administering the federal loan programs and how to become a supporting member of the Coalition.

Ted Mitchell, President of the American Council on Education and former Under Secretary of Education during the Obama administration, joined the HELC Board at the Loan Policy Forum hosted by HELC in February, 2018.
Panelists at the Loan Policy Forum hosted by HELC in February, 2018

Chuck Knepfle, chair-elect of the HELC, participates in a student loan policy discussion hosted by TICAS. Panelists include:

Chuck KnepfleAssociate Vice President for Enrollment Management, Clemson University & Chair Elect, Higher Education Loan Coalition
Matthew ChingosDirector, Education Policy Program, Urban Institute
Diane ChengAssociate Research Director, TICAS
Colleen CampbellAssociate Director, Postsecondary Education, Center For American Progress
James KvaalPresident, TICAS