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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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