Important News for TNCC Student Loan Borrowers

Published: March 30, 2010

The Financial Aid Office at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) is writing to alert you to an incident of data theft involving student loans. As you may have seen in the media, a theft occurred last week at ECMC (Educational Credit Management Corporation) headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota. ECMC is TNCC’s loan guarantor.

It involved portable media devices that contained personally identifiable information of student loan borrowers. The stolen data contained information of approximately 3.3 million individuals, including names, addresses, dates of birth, and social security numbers. No checking, savings, or credit card account information was included in the data that was taken.

ECMC is cooperating fully with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies conducting an investigation into this matter. Also, ECMC is working with Experian to provide all affected individuals a full suite of credit monitoring services at no charge.

Please visit ECMC’s website at for additional information and links to determine whether you were affected. In addition, you may call ECMC’s toll-free information line at 1-877-449-3568. The call center is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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