About us
ECMC Group is a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students succeed.
ECMC Group

ECMC Group and its family of companies provide financial tools and services, nonprofit career education, and job placement services to help students succeed and achieve their academic and professional goals. The 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. ECMC is the designated guarantor in Virginia, Oregon, Connecticut, California, Tennessee and South Carolina, and the third-party guarantor servicer for College Assist and American Student Assistance. In our guarantor role, ECMC provides financial education services to empower students to make informed choices about their futures. ECMC also oversees student loan repayments to ensure taxpayer funds are replenished so future generations of students have access to federal education funding.

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 two focus areas: 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. Above all, we're driven to promote the long-term success of our graduates.


ECMC Innovation Lab

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 that oversees government debt repayments to ensure taxpayer funds are replenished. Premiere Credit also oversees other debt repayments to help consumers manage their obligations and enhance their personal credit situations. Premiere Credit has offices in Indiana, New York and Tennessee.