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ECMC Group is a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students succeed. All companies in the ECMC Group family work together to fulfill this mission through product and service support and by funding its philanthropic activities through ECMC Foundation.
ECMC Group

As the parent company, ECMC Group provides executive level governance for affiliate companies and sets overall corporate strategy. Following is a brief description of each company within ECMC Group.


Established in 1994, Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is a nonprofit company that provides support for the administration of the Federal Family Education Loan Program as a student loan guaranty agency. In our guarantor role, ECMC sponsors programs to help students and families plan and pay for college. We work with schools and loan servicers to lower student loan default rates, promote financial literacy and provide resources to support student loan borrowers to successfully repay their loans.

For postsecondary institutions, ECMC offers Solutions—a suite of services that includes financial literacy, student loan repayment counseling and default prevention. This line of business is a natural adjacency to our role as a guaranty agency as it expands our reach to help student loan borrowers successfully meet their student loan obligations. To learn more about our Solutions services, visit ecmc.org/Solutions.


ECMC Foundation

Based in Los Angeles, ECMC Foundation's mission is to inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation. The Foundation makes investments in three focus areas: Teacher and Leader Development, College Success, and Career Readiness. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis.


Zenith Education Group

From initial career planning and skills assessment, all the way through graduation and landing a good job, we help students succeed by providing affordable, quality education and skills training for high-growth, in-demand occupations. Zenith Education Group (Zenith), a nonprofit career education provider, is helping bridge our nation's skills gap and support the U.S. economy. Zenith offers high-quality programs that are regularly updated to provide students with training for in-demand skills so students are prepared, well-trained and ready to work in fulfilling careers immediately upon graduation.


ECMC Innovation Lab

Based in Washington, D.C., the ECMC Innovation Lab is an incubator for new products and initiatives at ECMC Group and its affiliates. The Lab focuses on initiatives that increase transparency in college costs, empower students to make more informed decisions about financing their education and advance successful models of career school training. In short, the Lab uses design, research and technology to provide solutions that empower students to succeed in postsecondary education.

Premiere Credit of North America

Premiere Credit is an accounts receivable management company and a longtime partner of the U.S. Department of Education, the Indiana state government, and universities and guaranty agencies nationwide. Established in 1999, Premiere Credit has built a culture on practices that are ethical, compliant, security-focused and results-driven.


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