LIGHTNING RELEASES (8/25/2014) – ECA, which extends guidance and connections to up-and-coming students, has made special arrangements with reputable lenders to ensure a range of funding choices. Students can take out a private education loan through Auburn University in partnership with either Sallie Mae or Wells Fargo. Additionally, students can sign up for a payment plan with FACTS Management.

Private Loans from Sallie Mae or Wells Fargo

The funding option through Sallie Mae is called a Career Training Smart Option Student Loan. The Smart Option Student Loan is an attractive resource. It comes with competitive interest rates and no prepayment penalties. Repayment is also flexible. Students can choose to pay an affordable monthly sum while in school or they may pay only the interest. The Sallie Mae offer is popular because students can borrow up to 100 percent of the cost of attendance, leaving no funding gaps to fill.

The Wells Fargo loan offer comes with similar perks, including no prepayment penalties. Some students may qualify for repayment that doesn’t begin until six months after their coursework is complete. Interest rate discounts are also available for eligible applicants.

Payment Plan with FACTS Management

Another option is a payment plan hosted by FACTS Management, the largest provider of tuition payment plans in the nation. In this plan, students don’t have to come up with their tuition all at once. Instead, they can make smaller payments over time. This makes tuition obligations amenable to common paycheck schedules.

This payment plan is attuned to the challenges facing individuals who aspire to a better life through education. The customary credit check is waived to enhance access to applicants who lack stellar credit histories. Notably, the FACTS Management plan is interest-free, ensuring participants are not penalized for paying on a time-distributed basis.

Career Success through Education

Education Consulting Associates was founded on a belief in the importance of education for empowering students to pursue meaningful and well-paying careers. The company helps students navigate opportunities that will give them an edge in the labor market.

Certificate courses can be an essential stepping stone in a student’s journey to earn a better living or switch to a more satisfying career. The new funding resources will expand educational access to ambitious students across the country.

Interested students may call 1-888-514-8944 or visit to learn more about taking courses at Auburn University.

Paul Fears

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