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Local business provides 78 kids with holiday gifts

The following story is from the Sacramento Oracle

December 28, 2018

ECMC Group employees delivered gifts for 78 children at Volunteers of America.

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Can we all agree on need for more career-tech education

This article is from the Atlanta Journal Constitution

December 18, 2018

Georgia has a real opportunity to bring the state together to work on the bipartisan issue of CTE in the wake of the election. By making CTE a top priority, we can build a career education pipeline that powers a more prosperous and united Georgia.

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ECMC Group partnered with Junior Achievement to present JA in-a-Day to kindergarteners

The following video is from NBC Sacramento

December 13, 2018

ECMC Group partnered with Junior Achievement to present JA in-a-Day to kindergarteners at Mather Heights Elementary in Mather, CA.

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Los Angeles-based ECMC Foundation contributes $50,000 to relief organizations supporting California fire victims

November 16, 2018

Funds to aid families and individuals affected by Camp, Woolsey Hill, and other state fires

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Twin Cities leaders unite for the 2019 Points of Light conference

The following article is from the Business Insurance

December 13, 2018

Points of Light announced today that a dynamic group of 38 influential Twin Cities leaders will serve as Host Committee members for the annual Points of Light Conference, to be held June 18-20, 2019, in St. Paul. ECMC Group's DeeDee Gorman, Community Relations Specialist, Senior, will attend.

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Being smart about work-study at college

The following story is from the The Wall Street Journal

December 10, 2018

Federal work-study is one of the more commonly misunderstood components of financial aid. But for eligible students, these part-time jobs can be an opportunity to borrow less for college and to gain responsibility and experience. Here are several points for families to keep in mind about the ins and outs of work-study. This piece features comments from ECMC Group's Abril Hunt.

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7 steps to start paying back your student loans

The following story is from CNBC

November 29, 2018

If you've recently graduated and skated through half a year without too much thought about your student loan debt, it's time to pay the piper.

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Altierus Career College launches nursing, computer information technology and dental assistant programs

This article is from Education Drive

November 29, 2018

To address the growing need for skilled workers, Altierus Career College launched three new programs at its Tampa campus: Nursing Associate of Science, Computer Information Technology Diploma and Dental Assistant Diploma.

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Los Angeles-based ECMC Foundation contributes $50,000 to relief organizations supporting California fire victims

November 16, 2018

Funds to aid families and individuals affected by Camp, Woolsey Hill, and other state fires

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Parent's guide to the FAFSA and Federal Student Aid


This article is from Student Loan Hero

November 16, 2018

We are now in the thick of "FAFSA season," which kicks off each October. If you're the parent of a college student younger than 24, you'll likely need to complete at least part of their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Income-share funds expand college finance options for low-income students

The following article is from Impact Alpha

November 15, 2018

Income share agreements provide students with upfront funding for college tuition, fees, books, and other living expenses. In exchange, each student agrees to pay a portion his or her future income for a fixed period of time. Peter Taylor, president of ECMC Foundation, is interviewed.

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ECMC Foundation funds leadership development program at the Association For Career And Technical Education

November 15, 2018

ECMC Foundation, a national philanthropic organization working to improve postsecondary educational outcomes, announced that it has provided funding to launch the Postsecondary Leadership Success Program (PLSP) at the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).

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Education Design Lab announces design challenge to improve success for single moms in community colleges

This article is from Education Design Lab

November 15, 2018

Education Design Lab (the Lab), a nonprofit leader in the design and implementation of new models for higher education, today announced a call for proposals for the Single Moms Success Design Challenge.

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Challenge to boost student success for single mothers

This article is from Inside Higher Ed

November 15, 2018

Summary: The Education Design Lab this week announced a design challenge for community colleges to improve student success outcomes for learners who are single mothers by 30 percent by 2024.

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Livingstone College to host National Academic Conference in Concord

November 13, 2018

The Forbes 30 Under 30 Education 2019 class connects a cohort of America's most precocious visionaries in the learning world. At an average age of 26, the leaders of 30 of the foremost movers in education are treating the problems they themselves experienced in modern education.

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People on the move: Martin Scanlon

The following article is from Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

November 13, 2018

Martin Scanlon, chief financial officer ECMC Group, has joined the board of directors for Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest (JAUM).

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People on the move: Brian Boardman

The following article is from Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

November 13, 2018

Brian Boardman, deputy general counsel for Minneapolis-based ECMC Group, has joined the BestPrep board of directors, effective immediately.

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How applying early for college affects financial aid

This article is from U.S. News and World Report

October 3, 2018

Early decision applicants may enjoy improved odds of being accepted at their dream school, but that could come at the price of receiving less in college aid, experts say.

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Meritize raises $13.2M in Series A funding

October 2, 2018

Meritize, an education lender that uses an individual's academic, military and work achievements to enhance credit evaluation and expand funding for skills-based careers, today announced it has closed on a $13.2M Series A funding round.

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ECMC offers tips to navigate the path to paying for college just in time for FAFSA filing season

September 20, 2018

With college planning season upon us and billions in federal financial aid available for students, Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is offering free resources and helpful tips to help them navigate the process.

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ECMC Group employees to assemble hundreds of back-to-school kits for twin cities kids in need resource center

The following story and video are from KSTP-TV

August 29, 2018

On Monday, August 27, Minneapolis-based ECMC Group employees will be creating individual back-to-school kits for more than 300 kids in the Twin Cities area.

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The College Place Oregon to host virtual financial aid event

August 27, 2018

High schools across Oregon are invited to participate in a free online presentation about planning and paying for college.

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ECMC awards $486,000 in college scholarships to 81 students in Connecticut

August 15, 2018

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is proud to recognize 81 high school graduates from the class of 2018 who completed the ECMC Scholars Program. The students attended one of eight high schools in Connecticut and earned up to $6,000 each in scholarships.

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ECMC awards $510,000 in college scholarships to 85 students in Virginia

August 15, 2018

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is proud to recognize 85 high school graduates from the class of 2018 who completed the ECMC Scholars Program. The students attended one of nine high schools in Virginia and earned up to $6,000 each in scholarships.

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ECMC awards $480,000 in college scholarships to 80 students in Oregon

August 15, 2018

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is proud to recognize the 80 high school graduates from the class of 2018 who completed the ECMC Scholars Program. The students attended one of eight high schools in Oregon and earned up to $6,000 each in scholarships.

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Can this tiny career college really become 'America's work-force partner'?

The following article is from The Chronicle of Higher Education

August 14, 2018

After spending time this month with ECMC's chief executive, Jeremy J. Wheaton, in Minneapolis I am convinced that the organization at least has some compelling ideas on the drawing board. Done right, the reboot could create a powerful new national model for postsecondary education's role in work-force training.

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Penn Program preps future MSI presidents

The following article is from Black News Portal

August 13, 2018

Currently, 60 percent of university presidents are over the age of 60, and people of color and women are underrepresented among their ranks, according to the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) which developed the Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Aspiring Leaders program after receiving a $745,000 grant from the ECMC Foundation and the Kresge Foundation.

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Performant Financial Corporation announces financial results for second quarter 2018— recently signed an agreement to acquire Premiere Credit of North America

August 10, 2018

The Company also announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Premiere Credit of North America ("Premiere"). Premiere is a leading provider of recovery services to government, student loan and commercial clients with approximately 330 employees located primarily in Indianapolis and Nashville.

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Debt neutrality

The following article is from Collector Magazine

August 6, 2018

Student loans are complicated and consumers have lots of questions about their debt. Here's how an on-staff ombudsman can help. ECMC's ombudsman Diane Zitur-Hagel is quoted.

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Financial survival guide for recent grads

August 6, 2018

How Can Recent Grads Avoid Credit Damage?

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Single mothers with college degrees much less likely to live in poverty

August 2, 2018

Over the past decade, the share of single mothers living in poverty has been roughly twice as high as that for all families.

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Perkins Act Reauthorization will jumpstart CTE and help close America's Skills Gap

The following article is from LinkedIn

August 1, 2018

President Trump signed into law the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act—the primary law governing federal funding for career and technical education in the United States—for the first time since 2006.

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Firms revamp hiring strategies for developers, security pros and data scientists

The following article is from Information Management

July 27, 2018

Frederick Peguero, vice president of information technology, Enterprise Business Solutions, ECMC Group gives a statement on how mission, culture and enagagement are key to recruiting.

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ECMC Group employees cleaned up two Jeremiah Program campuses

July 26, 2018

ECMC Group did landscaping and building cleanup at two Jeremiah Program campuses.

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PR News will raise a glass to the top communicators and their innovative work at the annual Platinum & Agency Elite Awards luncheon in New York City

July 26, 2018

PR News announced the finalists of the Platinum and Agency Elite Awards and will toast to their successes at an awards luncheon on September 21 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

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Altierus Career College teams up with Nearpod to bolster hands-on approach to education with new classroom technology

July 18, 2018

Altierus Career College has introduced an interactive learning platform on its campuses, further enhancing Altierus's hands-on learning approach for adult students.

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Why your college financial aid letter may be misleading

The following article is from U.S. News & World Report

July 17, 2018

ECMC's Abril Hunt provides tips for students reviewing their financial aid award letters.

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Altierus Career College launches surgical technology program

July 11, 2018

With local demand for surgical technologists expected to grow more than 11 percent over the next few years in the Atlanta area, Altierus Career College has launched an associate degree program to meet the need.

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It's time for business to back a new skills training pact

The following article is from the Star Tribune

July 9, 2018

Monthly jobs reports have drawn applause for impressive top-line numbers, but a troubling pattern persists in the U.S. labor market.

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WyoTech sale finalized

The following article is from the Casper Star Tribune

July 09, 2018

WyoTech's sale was finalized last week, with Jim Mathis stepping in as the new owner.

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ECMC Group employees build classroom kits for Junior Achievement

June 29, 2018

On Wednesday, June 27, Minneapolis-based ECMC Group partnered with Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest to create specialized kits.

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Foundation grants to replicate completion consortium

June 27, 2018

Three groups of colleges -- 10 total -- have received funding from the ECMC Foundation to work together to increase student persistence and graduation rates among low-income, first-generation students and students of color.

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National Alliance for Hispanic Health brings NIH's "All of Us Journey" to Norcross, Georgia

June 21, 2018

The Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia, ("HHCGA"), Altierus Career College and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health will host the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Journey on Sunday, June 24, 2018.

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NIH launches historic research project in Atlanta

June 21, 2018

National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health.

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Transitions Candles empowers at-risk young Tampa women develop business skills

June 21, 2018

Transitions Candles, a nonprofit organization that helps at-risk girls and women develop the skills for a bright future.

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Altierus Career College to present $80,000 to local Tampa charities

June 21, 2018

Altierus Career College will present five Tampa-area charities with grants totaling $80,000 at a luncheon featuring several local dignitaries on June 19.

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College Nights Wrap-Up 2018

June 19, 2018

ECMC College Nights events, held annually in the spring at 170 sites across California, Connecticut, Oregon, Tennessee, and Virginia were a fantastic success in 2018.

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Kaleidoscope partners with ECMC and Zenith Education Group to disburse millions in scholarships

May 31, 2018

Kaleidoscope today announced its partnership with Minneapolis-based affiliates Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) and Zenith Education Group (Zenith) to administer and host multiple scholarship programs on the Kaleidoscope scholarship marketplace.

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ECMC Foundation commits $1.39 million to communities across 19 states where employees live and work

May 23, 2018

ECMC Foundation announced today that its GO! Program (GO!) has committed $1.39 million to 92 education-related organizations across 19 states.

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Albuquerque Academy and Albuquerque Institute Of Math And Science host Margaret H. Marshall, Chief Justice, Massachusetts

May 8, 2018

ECMC Group's Grant in honor of Albuquerque Lawyer Roberta Cooper Ramo will Fund Annual Lecture on the U.S. Constitution and the Obligations of Being an American Citizen; Inaugural Event Set for Fall 2018.

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ECMC Group was featured on Channel 5 News about the Best Prep eMentor.

April 27, 2018

ECMC Group was featured on Channel 5 News during the 4:30pm and 6:30pm shows.

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Sierra Vista and Carter HS: Deciphering Financial Aid Packages

April 19, 2018

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Seeking Funding for Big Ideas, MN Cup Education and Division Contestants Gather at ECMC Group

April 12, 2018

More than 100 entrepreneurs and investment experts participated in a panel discussion at ECMC Group headquarters recently to generate visibility and interest for the new Education and Training Division of the Minnesota Cup.

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MN Cup: Nation's Largest Statewide Startup Competition Begins

April 12, 2018

The nation's largest statewide startup competition connects and coaches entrepreneurs as they compete to be named the best new business idea of 2018.

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The College Place-Woodbridge and The College Place-Richmond announce new directors

April 06, 2018

TCPs provide free resources to help Virginia students plan for college

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ECMC opens college access center in Denver

April 06, 2018

The College Place, located at University of Colorado Denver, provides free resources to help students plan for college

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ECMC Group and ECMC Foundation to host MN Cup event for New Education and Training Division

April 05, 2018

"Raising Capital for Emerging Education Businesses: Insights, Tips and Real Stories" to Feature Local Entrepreneurs and Investors

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14th annual MN Cup 2018 opens for applications March 26 with more cash and new division

March 23, 2018

Largest statewide startup competition offers entrepreneurs mentorship and connections —plus $475,000 in prizes and new education and training division

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ECMC to assume contracts for four third-party guarantors serviced by Navient

March 20, 2018

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Navient to assume the third-party guarantor servicing contracts currently being managed by Navient.

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Just-A-Start Corporation receives $500K grant from ECMC Foundation

March 19, 2018

Just-A-Start Corporation, a community development corporation in Cambridge, recently received a $500,000 grant from ECMC Foundation.

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Cummings Foundation's mission alignment, Indonesian wicker weavers, disease care in India

March 13, 2018

With new pledge, Nathan Cummings Foundation moves to align endowment with mission.

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A sector in flux: how for-profit higher ed has shifted

March 13, 2018

Bridgepoint Education's decision on Tuesday to spin off its Ashford University brand has already rankled critics of the company specifically, and of the for-profit sector in general.

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ECMC Foundation to start awarding program-related investments

March 10, 2018

The Los Angeles-based ECMC Foundation, which works to improve education for students in underserved communities, has announced a new funding strategy designed to tap the power of the private sector to solve problems of inequity in education.

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Not as diverse as they should be

March 8, 2018

Racial and gender diversity among leaders and faculty at California's public colleges and universities — including the state's 114 community colleges — doesn't reflect the diversity of their students, especially among Latinos, according to a new report.

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ECMC Foundation expands funding to for-profit sector

March 7, 2018

Program-Related Investments tap into market-based solutions to widen impact in education

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Form D Friday: 'merit-based' student loan lender in frisco gets seed funding

March 6, 2018

Frisco student loan lender has raised $6.8 million in seed funding, a filing this week shows. The company tapped tech investors Colchis Capital, Chicago Ventures, Cube Financial Holdings and ECMC Group.

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Helping students succeed

March 6, 2018

Eighty-six percent of college undergraduates own smartphones. But even with so much information at their fingertips, today's college students remain novices when it comes to their finances.

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More than 2,000 attend latino student leadership conference

March 6, 2018

IThe College Place Oregon director Jennifer Satalino was interviewed at the Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Conference.

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The College Place-Minnesota celebrated

February 28, 2018

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) held a grand opening for its new college access center on Feb. 21.

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Helping students succeed

February 27, 2018

ECMC Group provides tools and services to help students achieve their academic and professional goals.

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ECMC opens college access center in Minneapolis

February 21, 2018

Minneapolis-based Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) has opened a new college access center to help students of all ages prepare for college.

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ECMC launches College Nights; offers tips for completing OSAC scholarship application

February 21, 2018

Oregon students and families wanting to learn more about planning and paying for college can attend one of 27 College Nights planned throughout the state between now and April 30.

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Student lending platform Meritize secures $6.8M seed funding round

February 21, 2018

Meritize, an educational lender that uses an individual's academic data to enhance credit evaluation and expand funding for career-based education, has closed a $6.8 million Seed funding round from leading tech and education-focused investors.

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Barriers to education—cost

February 21, 2018

College is expensive; no one will deny that. According to CollegeBoard, in the past decade alone (2007-2017), tuition rates rose 26% at private nonprofit colleges and 37% at public four-year colleges.

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ECMC Group's doing day

February 16, 2018

ECMC Group's doing day activities were featured on KSTP channel 5 news on February 13, 2018.

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ECMC kicks off Connecticut college nights to educate families about planning for college

February 15, 2018

Connecticut students and families wanting to learn more about planning and paying for college can attend one of 10 College Nights planned throughout the state between now and April 30.

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ECMC kicks off Virginia college nights to educate families about planning for college

February 15, 2018

Students and families wanting to learn more about planning and paying for college can attend one of 58 College Nights planned throughout Virginia between now and April 26.

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ECMC kicks off Tennessee college nights to educate families about planning for college

February 15, 2018

Tennessee students and families wanting to learn more about planning and paying for college can attend one of 30 College Nights planned throughout the state between now and April 30.

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ECMC launches borrower access mobile app

February 13, 2018

A new mobile app lets borrowers access their Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC)-guaranteed federal student loans at the touch of a button—making it easier to manage their accounts via a mobile device.

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ECMC kicks off California college nights to educate families about planning for college

February 12, 2018

California students and families wanting to learn more about planning and paying for college can attend one of 46 College Nights events planned throughout the state between now and April 26.

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Financial Literacy is an essential link in the chain of student success

February 1, 2018

ECMC Group's CEO Jeremy Wheaton writes: 4.5 million Americans are in default on more than $75 billion in student loans.

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Your stress-free guide to student loans

February 1, 2018

ECMC's Abril Hunt provides tips for understanding and managing college-related debt.

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ECMC Group appoints Diana J. Ingram to Board of Directors

January 3, 2018

ECMC Group, a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students succeed, today announced the appointment of Diana J. Ingram to its Board of Directors.

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ECMC to serve as third-party guarantor servicer for American Student Assistance

January 2, 2018

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) announced today that it has completed the conversion of the $28.6 billion loan portfolio from American Student Assistance (ASA).

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Soledad O'Brien, husband make a good team for their PowHERful home life

January 2, 2018

The already immensely busy Emmy-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien wishes more of the young women who attend her "PowHERful" conferences would hit her up for reference letters.

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