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Nonprofit Debt Management Credit Counseling Providing Low Cost Student Loan Help

Lighthouse Point, FL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014

Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp., a nonprofit credit counseling organization (DMCC), announced today that it is providing free and low cost services to help federal student loan borrowers identify and implement affordable repayment options. The U.S. Department of Education offers various repayment options to borrowers who are struggling to repay their student loans. The options available, and the corresponding repayment terms, depend on many economic factors. DMCC provides borrowers free counseling and education to help identify the options that may be available to them. Low cost services may be requested to help borrowers implement their best option.

DMCC’s online calculator, which estimates the monthly payments under various federal repayment options, is the first step for borrowers seeking assistance. Using the calculator, borrowers can easily identify the option that may be best fit their budget. Taking a few minutes to fix what can become a 25 year problem is especially important to those borrowers whose student loans are in default. DMCC also provides links to information about each option’s requirements, costs and consequences. “One of the biggest obstacles that borrowers face is knowing where to start”, said Phil Heinemann, DMCC Executive Director. “Loan servicers do not always volunteer information about all the options available and more importantly, which one is best for you. The federal student loan websites and the options presented can be overwhelming. Our goal is to educate borrowers on their repayment options and help them implement the one that is in their best interest.”

DMCC cautions borrowers who are looking for help with their student loans to avoid debt relief companies charging high fees for such services. The repayment plans available for federal student loans are available at no charge through the U.S. Department of Education. However, the complexity surrounding the process, and consumer reluctance to speak with lenders, causes many borrowers to seek help from aggressively marketed debt relief companies that often charge excessive fees for their services.

DMCC provides its student loan services along with free personal budget counseling and general financial literacy education. Debt management plans to assist consumers with the repayment of credit card accounts are also available. Lower credit card payments obtainable through debt management plans, combined with budgeting, is an option that may provide sufficient relief for student loan borrowers to enable them to balance all of their monthly payments.

Borrowers looking for information about their student loan repayment options should go to the DMCC Student Loan Center or call 866-204-0520, Monday through Thursday 9:00am to 6:00pm ET or Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm ET.

About Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp.

DMCC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to educating consumers on financial issues and providing personal assistance to consumers overextended with debt. Education is provided free of charge to consumers via seminars, workshops, a proprietary financial literacy program, and a vast array of online and printed materials. Personal counseling is provided to consumers to identify the best options for the repayment of their debt at no charge. DMCC is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Approved Housing Counseling Agency, is approved by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide bankruptcy counseling and education, and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.


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Are we really competing globally? Prospective international student decision making?


London, United Kingdom (PRWEB UK) 2 May 2013

Today Hobsons the leader in recruitment, communication and student success solutions for higher education announced the key findings of the first survey of international students to the UK; Competing Globally: Understanding Prospective International Student Decision Making.

Duncan Findlater, Director of Product and Client Services said, “To date, there has been little research and therefore poor data on prospective international student behaviour and decision making. Working with our partner universities, we have been able to mobilise a unique data set of prospective international students.”

The competition for international students is becoming increasingly complex and is under the spotlight like never before.

There is a perceived threat to the UK from courses in English in non-English speaking countries and government initiatives in Canada and Australia to attract more international students.

In March 2013, over 70,000 prospective international students who had enquired within the last two years to 15 different UK universities were asked about their perceptions and expectations of study in the UK.

Key findings include:

The primary motivation for students wanting to study in the UK was to improve job prospects in their home country. Only 6% were identified as being primarily interested in moving to their study destination permanently.
78% of students could switch destination country if visa regulations were tightened.
There are seven definable and distinct types of students looking to study in the UK, each of whom weighed information they have on the country and the university in different ways.
Students overwhelmingly choose course before country; critically nearly three quarters decide where to go after they apply, meaning that there is still significant scope to influence their final decision post application.
The most important source for information is the university website followed by direct electronic communication; the latter was more than twice as important as social media.
The main countries also considered by students looking to study in the UK were the US, Canada and Australia. Other European countries were considered by less than 1% of students.

Duncan Findlater: “This survey has allowed us to put student decision making and expectations of UK study in the spotlight for the first time. The international student recruitment market is one of fine margins and anything that we can do to better understand student decision making, to allay their fears and encourage their hopes will be beneficial for our own institutions and the UK as a whole.”

For a summary report you can visit or follow us @HobsonsEMEA

For more information or to discuss how we may be able to help you better understand international student decision making or support your enquiry or offer conversion activity, please contact Marie Clark, Head of Marketing and Communications at Hobsons on 020 7250 6622 or marie.clark(at)hobsons(dot)com


About Us

Hobsons is an education software and services company dedicated to helping educators, administrators, students, and families maximise success through every stage of the learning lifecycle. Our solutions assist millions of students across more than 7,500 schools, colleges, and universities worldwide.

Our enquiry and offer conversion service focuses on responding to and managing relationships with all of a university’s prospective students at enquiry and offer stage. We support institutions to convert more students into qualified applicants and ultimately enrolled students.

Institutions that use Hobsons’ enquiry and offer conversion service saw their non–EU students increase over 2011-2012 at an average of 4.5%. Institutions working with us saw growth rates for their non-EU student numbers four times higher than those that don’t.

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Hollywood Airbrush Tanning Academy Assists Student of Esthetics Kianna Lee to Launch her Own Spray Tanning Business Ruby Sunkissed Tan

Kianna Lee from Ruby Sunkissed Tan

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 12, 2013

Hollywood Airbrush Tanning Academy has just announced the successful certification of their student Kianna Lee. Kianna is presently studying esthetics after her short stints as an X-Ray technician and marketing professional. Since the last few years, several professionals from other fields have decided to become a part of this growing business field to build a rewarding career. The Hollywood Airbrush Tanning Academy has now become the leading choice for the best possible hands-on training support to become an airbrush tanning expert. This Southern California based institution is owned and operated by one of the most proficient spray tanning experts in the country Simone Emmons. Simone’s knowledge, skill, and compassionate nature has made her the most trusted mentor for any aspiring spray tanning technician or business owner.

Kianna has now started her new business Ruby Sunkissed Tan, serving Los Angeles cities such as West Hills, Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Calabasas, Woodland Hills and surrounding areas. She also intends to travel beyond California to places like Las Vegas, Miami, and Atlanta to offer mobile tanning services. Discussing her decision to start a spray tanning business, Kianna says, “I am a previous medical X-Ray Technician graduate & also did Marketing for some time. I am presently studying esthetics and decided to do spray tanning to allow my own schedule in the warm seasons.” She has thanked Simone and her academy for all the support in building her career as a professional spray tanning expert.” There is no way Ruby Sunkissed Tan could ever leave a client unsatisfied with the unique spray tanning techniques taught by Simone! Thank You Simone, from Ruby Sunkissed Tan”, she said.

For Hollywood style airbrush tanning services from Kianna, please call (213) 293-9867

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Many aspiring airbrush tanning professionals like Kianna prefer the Hollywood Airbrush Tanning Academy over other training institutions because of the high quality training offered by Simone. In addition to teaching the art of sunless tanning, Simone also helps all her students with the necessary marketing guidance. Most of the training centers only offer a 3-4 hour long training sessions and require the purchase of machine and solutions in order to receive the training. However, the students of the Hollywood Airbrush Tanning Academy receive in depth training on all aspects of spray tanning including equipment, solutions, protective equipment, ventilation, OSHA regulations, and so much more. The academy also negotiated discounts with several different distributors who offer student discounts on machines, solutions and supplies.

About Hollywood Airbrush Tanning Academy:

Hollywood Airbrush Tanning Academy is located in Los Angeles, California and offers an extensive Airbrush Tanning Certification program to anyone who wishes to learn the art and business of spray tanning. Simone Emmons, the creator of the spray tanning training program has been a professional, licensed spray tanning technician and teacher and has helped numerous entrepreneurs from Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Minnesota, Arizona, South Carolina, Washington, Oregon, Florida, Oklahoma, California, Canada and the Island of Hawaii and Trinidad start a business in Airbrush Tanning. The spray tanning program is unique because it provides hands-on and private spray tanning training to individuals who want to start an Airbrush Tanning Business. According to Emmons, this spray tanning program gives individuals a leading edge in starting an Airbrush Tanning business immediately after finishing with the training. Students have the option to choose from a full day course of 10-12 hours or two half day courses of 5-6 hours a day or through live video conferencing. The academy is also launching a website soon so students can learn Airbrush Tanning Online. Many tanning training institutions only educate students on their own equipment and products they sell, however Hollywood Airbrush Tanning Academy does not sell any of their own products and provides training and education on all equipment and good products in the airbrush tanning industry.

Individuals interested in learning and starting a career in airbrush tanning should visit the website at or for more detailed information about the airbrush tanning classes visit


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