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Why college students should move quickly on financial aid requests

The following article is from Consumer Affairs

December 22, 2016

Many students heading for college will be rushing to get their applications in next month ahead of deadlines, but they should also be thinking about financial aid at the same time.

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PowHERful Foundation Summit at Dodger Stadium

December 8, 2016

On Monday, Soledad O'Brien and Brad Raymond announced that the PowHERful Foundation's 2016 LA 'PowHERful Summit', in partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF), will be coming to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, December 10th, 2016, giving young women in the Los Angeles area opportunities to experience the inspiring and motivational series that has toured the country.

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Two Minneapolis nonprofits team up for "Second Harvest Heartland"

December 7, 2016

Two Minneapolis organizations joined forces to volunteer at "Second Harvest Heartland" on Wednesday.

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ECMC assumes responsibility for loans guaranteed by South Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (SCSEAA)

December 1, 2016

Effective today, Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) becomes the designated guaranty agency for the South Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (SCSEAA) Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) portfolio.

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WyoTech a hot auto trend at 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas

November 23, 2016

Today's high-tech machines require high-tech training and for 50 years, WyoTech has been educating the technicians of tomorrow in state-of-the-art facilities around the country.

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WyoTech celebrates 50 Years at 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas

November 23, 2016

For 50 years, WyoTech has been educating the technicians of tomorrow in state-of-the-art facilities around the country.

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Ford Authority article by Aaron Birch: WyoTech's retro-fabulous Ford Transit concept: SEMA 2016

November 23, 2016

Leave it to a school system specializing in automotive-related education to come up with one of the coolest custom Ford Transit vans the world has ever seen.

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WyoTech to debut Ford conversion van that combines the best of retro styling with advanced technology

November 23, 2016

To mark its 50th anniversary, WyoTech will unveil two vehicles that students, graduates and instructors have customized as part of a "Chop Cut Rebuild" feature at this year's SEMA Show.

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Starting from scratch: A look at ECMC's impressive new employee volunteer program

The following article is from VolunteerMatch

November 21, 2016

Two years ago, ECMC Group didn't have an employee-sponsored volunteer program. Now, they not only have a robust volunteer program, but offer extensive giving opportunities as well.

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Five things you should know about this year's college aid process

The following article is from Consumer Affairs

November 18, 2016

It's not just the holiday season that's coming up quickly. It's also college application season, so prospective students need to be aware of the deadlines at the colleges they are considering.

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Soledad O'Brien and Brad Raymond's Starfish Foundation, ECMC Group and St. Catherine University to host inspiring college preparatory event for local high school and college-age young women

October 27, 2016

Helping low-income women get to and through college is a passion for Soledad O'Brien and her Starfish Foundation.

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ECMC offers tips and free college planning resources to help students prepare for college

October 20, 2016

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) offers a variety of free resources to help parents and students navigate the potentially daunting process of planning and paying for college.

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ECMC Group response to The Century Foundation article

September 29, 2016

In response to a report by The Century Foundation, ECMC Group released the following statement:

While ECMC Group fully cooperated with the authors of the latest The Century Foundation report and provided them with extensive information, they portrayed what we believe is an unbalanced and erroneous view of our organization.

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ECMC college access curriculum supports $2.1 million federal grant to Nebraska tribal schools

September 16, 2016

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) trained more than 50 staffers, school personnel, and other community partners in the Native Students' College Vision Quest (NSCVQ) project in August 2016 to promote college access and career readiness for Native American middle school students in Nebraska tribal schools.

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Volunteers clean Fort Snelling National Cemetery ahead of 9/11 anniversary

September 7, 2016

About 40 volunteers from a nonprofit called ECMC Group spent several hours cleaning the grounds of Fort Snelling National Cemetery

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ECMC Foundation contributes $20,000 to Louisiana flood relief effort

September 3, 2016

ECMC Foundation announced it has donated $20,000 to help National Guard soldiers impacted by the recent floods in south Louisiana.

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ECMC Group president and CEO Dave Hawn to assume new role as CEO of Urban Ventures effective Sept. 1

August 10, 2016

ECMC Group announced today that Dave Hawn, president and CEO, will leave the organization to assume a new role as CEO of Urban Ventures, effective Sept. 1.

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Paint-a-Thon event helps Roseville woman on 79th birthday

August 2, 2016

Volunteers from a local company worked together Saturday to celebrate a Roseville woman's birthday in a special way.

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ECMC Board of Directors appoints Jan Hines president and CEO of Educational Credit Management Corporation

August 1, 2016

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) announced that its board of directors has appointed Jan Hines president and chief executive officer of ECMC effective Aug. 1.

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Inside Higher Ed article by Paul Fain

July 28, 2016

Zenith Education gets a new CEO and $250 million from its guaranty agency owner, to continue effort to reinvent career education and recover from shedding 29 campuses and 23,000 students since buying the remains of failed for-profit.

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Zenith Education Group Board of Directors appoints Peter J. Taylor president and CEO of Zenith; ECMC Group announces $250 million contribution to ECMC Foundation to help support Zenith initiatives to promote student success

July 28, 2016

Zenith Education Group, a nonprofit affiliate of ECMC Group, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Peter J. Taylor as president and chief executive officer of Zenith Education Group (Zenith) effective Aug. 1. The ECMC Group Board of Directors also announced a $250 million contribution to ECMC Foundation to support Zenith grants and initiatives geared toward promoting student success.

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How to find a college you can truly afford

July 11, 2016

Searching for a great college that won't load you up with student loans? This new tool from MONEY can help anyone from a family earning up to $48,000 a year find a high-quality college where you'll get the financial aid you need.

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Higher education finance service provider FUTR acquires assets of ECMC Servicing

July 8, 2016

FUTR Corporation today announced it has acquired the assets of ECMC Servicing Corporation, a provider of private student loan-servicing solutions, from ECMC Holdings Corporation, a subsidiary of ECMC Group, Inc.

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ECMC assumes responsibility for loans guaranteed by Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC)

July 1, 2016

Effective today, Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) becomes the designated guaranty agency for the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) portfolio.

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ECMC increases its funding to more than $16.7 million in higher education scholarships

March 25, 2016

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) announced funding for another year of the ECMC Scholars Program.

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ED transitions TSAC student loan guaranty portfolio to ECMC

March 23, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has selected Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) to assume the guaranty portfolio and associated guarantor responsibilities for the state of Tennessee.

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Zenith Education Group to roll out new financial aid process across nonprofit Everest and WyoTech schools

March 8, 2016

Delivering on commitments to put students first, improve affordability and promote transparency, process includes interactive pre-enrollment financial literacy counseling and 'breather period' for prospective students

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Zenith Education Group applauds White House decision to double the number of TechHire cities, grow pipeline of U.S. tech workers

March 9, 2016

In announcement today, White House highlights Zenith as a leader in expanding access to technology skills training for under-served populations

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Zenith Education Group to roll out new financial aid process across nonprofit Everest and WyoTech schools

March 8, 2016

Delivering on commitments to put students first, improve affordability and promote transparency, process includes interactive pre-enrollment financial literacy counseling and 'breather period' for prospective students

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University Business names LoanTracker a "Readers' Choice Top Product" for 2016

January 19, 2016

University Business magazine named LoanTracker, a proprietary web-based platform from Solutions at ECMC, a "Readers' Choice Top Product" for 2016.

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