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2019 EFC Education Finance Conference

The EFC Education Finance Conference, strategically held in Washington, DC, gathers the student loan industry’s most distinguished thought leaders, innovators, and policymakers to explore the ever-changing landscape of financing postsecondary education and charting a path to college completion and success.

 Export to Your Calendar 9/12/2019 to 9/13/2019
When: Thursday, September 12, 2019
8:00 AM
Where: Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill
525 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20001
United States
Contact: Gail daMota
(202) 955-5510

Online registration is available until: 9/3/2019
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The EFC Education Finance Conference (EFC2), formerly the Mid-Year Membership Meeting, offers insight from industry experts and will provide up-to-date information on key issues and new developments impacting the student loan and postsecondary education industry.


EFC2 will expand and broaden the range of issues beyond those traditionally covered by the former EFC Mid-Year Membership Meeting and will continue to cover some of the traditional topics, such as financing and student loan servicing, college success and student success initiatives, pathways connecting education to employment, and statutory, regulatory, and legislative developments.


EFC2 is strategically located in Washington, DC and attracts key members of Congress, Administration officials, higher education groups, and other industry stakeholders.



Hotel room reservations must be made directly with the Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill by utilizing this link, Education Finance Council Meeting, or by calling the hotel central reservations at 1-800-321-3010.  Please inform the reservation clerk that you are attending the Education Finance Council Education Finance Conference to ensure the special room rate of $249.00 per night, plus applicable tax (14.5%) – in-room internet and access to fitness center is complimentary. You must make your reservation on or before August 6, 2019 to receive the special room rate. Once EFC’s room block is full, or after August 6, 2019, reservations will be accepted on a space- and rate-available basis. Please only reserve the number of rooms that you will be using – cancelling rooms on or after the cut-off date prevents other members from receiving the EFC special rate and may lead to penalties for EFC. EFC’s room block dates are September 10 through September 13, 2019; however, the EFC group rate will apply September 7 through and including September 16, 2019 with rooms outside the room block subject to availability.


Hotel room reservations may be canceled up to 72 hours prior to arrival without penalty. If complete cancellation of an individual reservation takes place within 72 hours of the scheduled arrival, a cancellation fee equal to one (1) night’s room revenue will be charge with the exception of a personal or medical emergency where verification can be provided. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is 12:00 p.m. The Hotel shall arrange to check baggage on a complimentary basis for guests arriving before check-in for whom rooms are not available, and for guests attending functions on their day of departure.


Register Early

EFC reserves the right to deny registration to an organization whose business practices do not align with EFC's mission and/or guiding principles.


To receive a $200 early-bird registration discount you must register on or before August 6, 2019.


EFC Member Conference Fees

Registration received on or before August 6, 2019                $   980.00

Registration received after August 6, 2019                            $1,180.00


Non-Member Conference Fees

Registration received on or before August 6, 2019                $1,320.00

Registration received after August 6, 2019                            $1,520.00


You must be logged into the EFC website using your user name and password to receive the EFC member registration rate. Online registration closes on September 3, 2019 – members and attendees wishing to register after September 3, 2019 must do so on-site. Checks should be made payable to Education Finance Council and mailed to 440 First Street NW Suite 560 Washington, DC 20001. (Note: Your organization’s membership dues for 2019 must be current to register at the member rate.)


Cancellation, Refund, Complaint Policy

All registration cancellations requests must be made in writing (e-mail is acceptable) to Gail daMota at Full refunds will be provided for cancellation requests made on or before August 6, 2019. Requests made after August 6, 2019 but before September 3, 2019 will receive a 50 percent refund, and requests made after September 3, 2019 are not eligible for a refund even if the registrant does NOT attend the conference. There is no cancellation fee. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint, cancellation and refund, please contact Gail daMota at EFC at (202) 955-5510 or via e-mail at



(Formerly the EFC Mid-Year Membership Meeting)

September 12-13, 2019 - Washington, DC




Wednesday, September 11, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.            
Board Meeting – Executive Session


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.            
Board Meeting – Open Session


9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.            


9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           
EFC Voting Member CEO Meeting (Voting Members Only)


12:00 p.m.                              
Break for Hill Visits / Lunch on Your Own


1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.            
Education-to-Employment Pathways Roundtable Convening



Thursday, September 12, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.            


8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.             


9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          
Meeting Sessions


12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.          


1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meeting Session


5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
EFC Reception and Dinner


Friday, September 13, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.             


8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.           


9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           
Meeting Sessions


12:00 p.m.