2018 VirginiaCAN Conference Sponsors
At ECMC, we help students succeed.
We work to lower student loan default rates; sponsor college access and success initiatives, and financial literacy programs; and provide resources to support student loan borrowers to successfully repay their loans.
Virginia529 started in 1994 when the Virginia General Assembly authorized a program to help citizens save for the increasing costs of higher education. One of the earliest 529 plans formed, the Virginia Higher Education Tuition and Trust Fund—which evolved into Virginia529—began offering a prepaid tuition plan in 1996. Over the next twenty years, one program expanded to more to offer customers additional choice.
Now available nationwide with account owners in every state, Virginia529 is the largest 529 plan, managing $62 billion in assets (as of March 31, 2017).
Every day we seek ways to assist families through program enhancements, technology improvements, education and scholarship. We are motivated by helping students achieve their dreams of higher education without debilitating student loan debt.
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.
Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world's leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.
Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.
From a normal school of teachers in 1891 to joining the University of North Carolina system in 1971, ECSU is a place where the smartest minds from all over the country come together to discover, learn and cultivate the foundations of their future. www.ecsu.edu
Virginia Tech's College Access Collaborative is an organizational unit dedicated to college access. Consistent with Virginia Tech's land-grant mission, institutional motto (Ut Prosim, That I May Serve), and InclusiveVT initiative, the university is committed to supporting and enhancing a more diverse undergraduate student body. Currently, Virginia Tech serves the commonwealth through partnerships with communities in low high school attainment and low matriculation to post-secondary education. The collaborative (formed in summer 2016) seeks to expand these partnerships. These include partnerships with inner city and rural high schools, community colleges, and college access programs, as well as relationships with Virginia Cooperative Extension and 4-H.