The Coalition offers a network for schools that participate in the Direct Loan program and provides resources to support schools and financial aid administrators in administering Direct Lending. Both veterans of the Direct Loan program and those that are new to the program are encouraged to call on their colleagues for support and guidance in administering Direct Loans at their institutions.
HELC members receive e-newsletters and e-alerts and have opportunities to identify issues for discussion with staff from Federal Student Aid or Loan Servicers. The DirLoan2 list serve, maintained by the Coalition, provides schools with a venue to ask questions, identify issues, and offer advice to colleagues. In addition, the Coalition gathers the latest guidelines, news, and other documents from the Department of Education and other sources, providing a useful reference for schools and financial aid professionals.
The Coalition’s networking resources include: