Established in 1997 and located in Washington, D.C., the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC) is a non-profit, community-based, umbrella association of colleges and universities; professional and commercial organizations; data, software and service providers; and state and federal government agencies. PESC’s mission is to lead the establishment and adoption of dataexchange standards in education. The goals of the mission are to enable the improvement of institutional performance and foster collaboration across educational communities in order to lower costs, improve service, and attain system interoperability.


NCHELP members promote student access and choice for postsecondary education and training. A key objective is to keep the public informed about the availability of FFELP loans as a method to ensure open access to a postsecondary education. NCHELP’s members provide guaranteed loan assistance under the Federal Family Education Loan Program, which consists of four different loan programs: subsidized and unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, Federal PLUS Program and Federal Consolidation Loan Program.


EFC’s mission is to expand access to higher education by ensuring the availability of student loan funds while striving to make paying for college easier and less expensive for all students and families.  In short, the Education Finance Council is dedicated to making college more affordable. EFC’s talented staff provides unmatched services to its members while acting as a trusted resource for policymakers, the media, students and families seeking information about how to pay for college. 


Formed in 1994, the San Diego Software Industry Council is building a future for the region's high tech industry. Its members enjoy exceptional networking and educational opportunities, critical workforce development programs and valuable company benefits. Whether you are a start-up, established industry leader or a provider of services to the industry, your company will benefit from a SDSIC membership.