Graduated from "student in debt" to "I got this!"

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Why comprehensive counseling?

It’s been found to make a difference.1

Improved their overall money confidence.

Say they are now paying debt more consistently.

Are able to save money.

1Research conducted at The Ohio State University in 2015 on behalf of the NFCC Sharpen Your Financial Focus program which involved clients who have student loan debt.

Having our say.

Dr. Brady Deaton
Former Chancellor
University of Missouri

Dawn Lockhart
President & CEO
Family Foundations of Northeast Florida

Debbie Bianucci
President & CEO
Bank Administration Institute

Dr. Charles P. Blahous III
Public Trustee
US Social Security and Medicare Programs

Jeff Faulkner
Executive Vice President, NFCC
and Former President, Ways to Work, Inc.

Paul Kaloustian
Senior Vice President
Bank of America

Tom La Centra
Executive Vice President
Wells Fargo

Maxine Sweet
Former Vice President of Financial Education
Experian North America

Who is the NFCC?

Founded in 1951, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) is the nation's first and largest nonprofit dedicated to improving people's financial well-being.

NFCC members help millions of consumers like you through community-based offices located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Each NFCC member agency has earned our seal by adhering to high standards and ethical practices designed to help you achieve financial stability.

Funding for operations and services comes from an ever-changing combination of federal, state and local government grants, as well as donations from financial industry participants and private donors.

For more on the NFCC, visit

Thank you to our funders.

The Sharpen Your Financial Focus program is an initiative of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) in partnership with a broad cross-section of supporters. Together, we are committed to increasing the financial well-being of Americans. This initiative is partially funded by Bank of America, Chase, Synchrony, Wells Fargo and other major financial institutions. We thank all funders and partners who make this program possible. For more information, visit

National Foundation for Credit Counseling
2000 M Street, NW
Suite 505
Washington, DC 20036

For NFCC Media Inquiries:
Bruce McClary
Vice President of Communications