Helping families plan & pay for college

Education Finance Council (EFC) is the national trade association representing nonprofit and state-based higher education finance organizations. These entities strive to increase postsecondary access and affordability in their states and nationwide.

In the past year alone, EFC Members provided over 2.5 million families the resources needed to successfully plan, save, and pay for college. These resources include FAFSA completion events and help centers, scholarship programs, college planning centers, financial aid workshops and information sessions, financial literacy workshops, and support services for members of the military, veterans, and at-risk and low-income youth, including homeless and foster youth.

A number of EFC Members are also working collaboratively within their states to implement education-to-employment pathways programs that address specific workforce development needs in their states.

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Register Today for the 2020 Education Finance Conference

The EFC Education Finance Conference (EFC2) brings together a wide array of industry experts and provides attendees with timely and in-depth information on key issues and new developments impacting higher education financing.

Topics include:

  • A curated conference track on education to employment pathways
  • Innovations in higher education financing
  • Employers’ role in postsecondary education financing and repayment
  • The state of the capital markets as it relates to various financing programs
  • The latest updates on statutory, regulatory, and legislative topics, including Higher Education Act reauthorization


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The nonprofit difference: Your success is our mission.


Nonprofit and state-based nonprofit organizations were founded to help students and families in their states to make college a reality. They’re experts you can trust.

They drive back and forth across your state to spend nights and weekends with millions of families, filing FAFSAs and helping you make a budget. They're members of your community who work everyday to help families like yours every step of the way β€” from starting a college savings account when you're born to offering free, in-person counseling on picking your best-fit college.

Whether you need free, expert help on navigating the college process, low-cost, consumer-friendly loan options, or help repaying your student loans, we’re here to help!

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