ECMC opens college access center in Minneapolis

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

The College Place-Minnesota (TCP-Minnesota), located at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC), provides free information and assistance for students throughout the state. Through in-person, telephone and online support, the center helps students complete applications and financial aid forms, as well as locate scholarships that can decrease the cost of tuition. Staff is also available to visit schools and conduct workshops.

"We're thrilled to provide this important resource to Minnesota families to help them make informed decisions about educational opportunities beyond high school," said Jeremy Wheaton, ECMC Group president and CEO. "In 2017 alone, we reached more than 45,000 students throughout the U.S. with resources like our TCP centers as part of our mission to help students succeed."

To commemorate the grand opening, ECMC is offering a $1,500 scholarship. Students can register for the scholarship at TCP-Minnesota between now and March 30, 2018.

"The College Place is a fantastic resource for students of any age who have a desire to continue their education but need help initiating the process," said Linda Leech, director of TCP-Minnesota. "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with students and families during such an important time in their lives."

TCP-Minnesota's main office is located at 1501 Hennepin Ave, Suite T.2700. To set up an appointment with a representative or to learn more, contact The College Place at 612-200-5433 or

ECMC has six other college access centers across the country: TCP-Colorado, TCP-Oregon, TCP-Connecticut, TCP-Northern California, TCP-Richmond in Virginia, and TCP-Woodbridge in Virginia.

All news