National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER
– pronounced N-Share) is a Washington, DC-based trade association
that represents higher education assistance organizations who 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 include student loan servicers, lenders, private
collection agencies, secondary markets, guaranty agencies, schools, and others
that administer federal, state, and private loan and grant programs. Many of
our members, including state agencies and state-designated authorities, also
provide higher education awareness, access, outreach, loan default prevention,
and financial literacy programs.
NCHER represents its members on public policy initiatives within
the legislative, executive, and regulatory branches of the federal government.
We bring together the higher education community to improve legislation and
regulations to strengthen all federal student loan programs through our
involvement with Congress, the Executive Branch, and other associations and
organizations engaged in student loan financing and policy. Our members work
hard to promote access and choice for postsecondary education and training. A
key objective is to inform the public about the availability of higher
education financing and promote cost effective methods to ensure open access to
The mission of NCHER is to enhance 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.