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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Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) is one of the most successful state student aid operations in the nation. Founded in 1965 as the State Scholarship Commission, the agency’s primary function was to provide and service educational loans.

Over the years, GSFC has grown to be the administrator of more than 20 state- and lottery-funded scholarships, grants and service-cancelable loan programs that ensure Georgians have an opportunity to access education beyond high school. In addition, GSFC provides free financial aid consultation to K-12, postsecondary institutions and community organizations across the state to help students and their families prepare to 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 newly published 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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9/5/2018
2018 EFC College Success Roundtable

9/6/2018 » 9/7/2018
2018 EFC Mid-Year Membership Meeting

3/12/2019
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