ECMC provides timely resources for Virginia students planning for college

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ECMC is pleased to provide timely resources—available at no cost—for those planning to attend college, whether a trade school, a community college or a four-year university.

"Our college planning and financial literacy resources play an important role in helping Virginia students and families make informed decisions in their pursuit of higher education. We are pleased to be able to provide valuable tools that simplify college planning," said Paula Craw, Vice President, Outreach and Financial Literacy.

2013-2014 Opportunities: Preparing for college guide and workbook. This is the 13th annual release of this free college planning resource that equips students with tools to guide their pursuit of postsecondary education. Opportunities books are available in English and Spanish and can be ordered by guidance counselors, community organizations and colleges at

College Nights. For the seventh consecutive year, ECMC-sponsored College Nights will be held at various locations throughout Virginia during the weeks of November 1-15. This is a free event for students and their families aimed at simplifying the college planning process. Scholarship drawings will be held at each of these events. More information is available at

Social media. ECMC provides money management tips and resources on Facebook and via Twitter to help students plan for college and life beyond college.

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About ECMC

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is a nonprofit company that provides services in support of higher education finance. ECMC serves as the Federal Family Education Loan Program guaranty agency in Virginia, Oregon, Connecticut and California. ECMC works to lower student loan default rates; sponsors college access and success initiatives, and financial literacy programs; and provides resources to support student loan borrowers to successfully repay their loans.