EFC offers its members a wide range of benefits including but not limited to: advocacy,
unparalleled information resources, EFC publications, specialized meetings and
events, college success initiatives and access to the expertise of the EFC
– Effective advocacy is one of the most valuable benefits of EFC
In this capacity, EFC staff
members are uniquely qualified to advocate on legislative and regulatory issues
affecting its Voting membership ranging from student loan, tax and finance, and
general higher education issues.
advocacy work enables EFC to be the primary source of critical public policy
information for its membership.
Unparalleled Information Resources
- EFC provides its members with news and issue analysis relating to all
aspects of education finance, including press releases, publications, media
hits, announcements, research, reports and surveys, as well as other
information from EFC and its members.
– The EFC Exchange, available exclusively to EFC Voting
and Affiliate members, provides a daily synopsis and analysis of relevant
industry, congressional, regulatory, political, and economic issues and news.
EFC Monthly Rundown
- The EFC Monthly Rundown,
available exclusively to EFC Voting and Affiliate members, provides a monthly
summary of EFC's advocacy, industry relations, and communications activity
throughout the month. The publication is distributed on the first of each month,
summarizing the prior month's activity.
Specialized Meetings & Events
meetings and events are recognized within the student loan community as being
the most substantive and informative in the industry. EFC members receive a
substantially reduced rate to attend EFC events and are afforded the
opportunity to participate in certain specialize events open only to EFC
EFC events are planned with the
goal of not only providing the most relevant and timely information, but also
offering members valuable networking opportunities.
College Success Initiatives
– EFC members are committed to strengthening the college success
initiatives, including financial literacy for student and families.
EFC works collaboratively with its members
and industry partners to develop and disseminate a wide variety of college
success and financial literacy initiatives.
Access to EFC Staff & Member Assistance
– The EFC team is a group of talented and dedicated professionals whose
collective experience and expertise ranges across the key institutions and
fields pertinent to advocacy of higher education access, affordability, and
Their knowledge and expertise is
available for individual member assistance and technical and programmatic assistance.
EFC staff is often available to present at
meetings of EFC member organizations, including Board meetings.