Helping families plan & pay for college

Education Finance Council (EFC) is the national trade association representing nonprofit and state-based higher education finance organizations. All EFC Members, as public-purpose organizations, strive to increase college access, success, and affordability in their states and nationwide, operating as supplemental loan originators and loan servicers while providing a wide array of college access and student success services and resources. In 2016, EFC Members directly worked with over 2.5 million families to help them successfully plan, save, and pay for college.

EFC Members, who are intimately involved with their communities, have the knowledge necessary to serve the unique needs of their communities and states, and work to ensure that all families — especially middle-income borrowers and first-generation or low-income students with no family experience in the intricacies of education financing — are provided the tools and guidance they need to choose the best-fit school, borrow appropriately, complete their degree, maximize their earning potential, and successfully repay their loans.

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Giving Georgians financial choices since 1965, Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) helps Georgia students achieve their educational goals by administering financial aid programs, advocating on issues related to financing higher education, providing free financial aid consulting, and promoting financial literacy and default prevention.

 

GSFC partners with high schools, colleges, universities, state organizations (e.g., University System of Georgia), the federal government (e.g., GEAR UP Georgia) as well as libraries, community, civic and faith-based organizations to help inform Georgians on financial aid and opportunities available to pay for their education beyond high school.

 

GSFC has outreach representatives across Georgia who conduct financial aid information sessions and meet with students and parents to assist them in completing the FAFSA and other financial aid forms. Outreach representatives also help explain the overall financial aid process, eligibility requirements for state aid programs, graduation requirements, as well as increase financial literacy by sharing resources to help plan, apply, and pay for college.

Nonprofit & State-Based outreach programs


Over the past year, EFC Members directly worked with over 2.5 million families to help them successfully plan, save, and pay for college.

 

Check out EFC’s 2018 Data Report Book for in-depth info on these outreach programs.

EFC Members offer and partner with organizations in their state that offer assistance and individual counseling on every facet of the higher
education financing process.

These programs include college planning services, counseling on financial aid options and processes, assistance with understanding financial aid  award letters, providing financial literacy education, administering millions of dollars in state grants and scholarships, and assisting borrowers and their families with managing loan repayment.

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3/13/2019
2019 EFC CXO Summit

3/14/2019 » 3/15/2019
2019 Annual Membership Meeting

9/12/2019 » 9/13/2019
2019 EFC Mid-Year Membership Meeting