Helping families plan & pay for college

Education Finance Council (EFC) is the national trade association representing nonprofit and state-agency student loan organizations. As state-based, nonprofit entities, EFC Members are driven by public-purpose missions to expand borrowers’ financial knowledge, prevent over-borrowing, and promote positive repayment behavior.

All EFC Members, as nonprofit, public-purpose organizations, strive to increase college access, success, and affordability in their states and nationwide, operating as loan servicers and supplemental loan originators while providing a wide array of college access and student success services and resources.

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Created in 1963 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has evolved into one of the nation's leading student aid organizations. Today, PHEAA is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students and thousands of schools through its loan guaranty, loan servicing, financial aid processing, outreach, and other student aid programs.

PHEAA's earnings are used to support its public service mission and to pay its operating costs, including administration of the Pennsylvania State Grant and other state-funded student aid programs. PHEAA continues to devote its energy, resources, and imagination to developing innovative ways to ease the financial burden of higher education for students, families, schools, and taxpayers.

READ OUR NEW WHITE PAPER!


Check out EFC’s new White Paper, “Helping Families Plan & Pay for College: Recommendations for Improving Higher Education Financing.”

The paper highlights the important role of nonprofit and state-based student loan organizations and makes recommendations for improving higher education financing to better enable students and families to successfully plan for and finance their postsecondary goals. 

Read the full paper here.

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