Membership

The Higher Education Loan Coaltion (HELC) is the only organization exclusively dedicated to representing your interests and those of direct lending institutions across the country. The Coalition is comprised of volunteers committed to protecting and improving the Direct Loan Program. Our members are financial aid professionals from participating institutions. Benefits of membership include:

  • Weekly policy updates and real-time alerts that cover recent news of interest to the Coalition from Congress, the administration, and other stakeholders. These updates also provide information about upcoming events and links to reports and various publications.
  • Insight on how to effectively work with contractors and insider knowledge from federal agencies and Capitol Hill.
  • Invitation to join HELC Board of Directors in Washington, DC once a year to meet and strengthen relationships with Department of Education officials, members of Congress and their staff, and other leaders in higher education.

Together, our voices are a powerful force when we deal with the Department of Education and as we communicate with members of Congress to assure the Direct Loan Program remains a viable source of student aid.


Membership Fee Based on Institution Type/Student Enrollment:

COMMUNITY COLLEGES:
$100 for enrollment of less than 500
$450 for enrollment greater than 500
$1,200 for Leadership level*
ALL OTHER INSTITUTIONS:
$100 for foreign schools
$100 for enrollment of less than 500
$450 for enrollment of 500 to 7,000
$800 for enrollment greater than 7,000
$1,200 for Leadership level*

*In addition to the normal benefits of membership, Leadership level membership permits Leadership schools to attend all meetings of the HELC Board of Directors in Washington, DC and attend activities including meetings with the U.S. Department of Education, and members of Congress.

PAY BY CREDIT CARD:
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COMMUNITY COLLEGES:




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PAY BY CHECK:

MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO:
Higher Education Loan Coalition

MAIL TO:
Rachelle Feldman, HELC Treasurer
UNC-CH
P.O. Box 1080
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1080

 

Click here for a copy of the HELC Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (W9 Form).

There have been isolated reports of problems using PayPal for payment of dues. If you encounter problems, please contact Rachelle Feldman at rachelle_feldman@unc.edu.