National Council of Higher Education Resources
1100 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036-4110
The National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER) is the nation's oldest and largest higher education finance trade association. NCHER's membership includes state, nonprofit, and for-profit higher education service organizations, including lenders, servicers, guaranty agencies, collection agencies, financial literacy providers, and schools, interested and involved in increasing college access and success. It assists its members in shaping policies governing federal and private student loan and state grant programs on behalf of students, parents, borrowers, and families.
NCHER represents its members on public policy initiatives within the legislative and executive branches of the federal government, and brings together the higher education community to strengthen all federal and private student loan and state grant programs through its ongoing involvement with Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Treasury, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Communications Commission, and other federal agencies, associations, and organizations engaged in student financing and policy.
The NCHER's mission is to enhance its member organizations' abilities to help families and students develop, pay for, and attain their educational goals so they can pursue meaningful and rewarding work and become contributing members of society. Our members care whether the individual has attained his or her educational goals, not just whether he or she simply accessed a degree program.
If you have questions about this site or our mission, please contact us through the NCHER website.