In October 1999 the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) received a grant to develop initiatives that would result in a reduction of students defaulting on their student loans. The Executive Director of the GSFC invited and The University of Georgia’s (UGA) Office of Student Financial Aid proposed a peer counseling program and began working with Georgia Higher Education Assistance Corporation (GHEAC), the guarantor division of GSFC. At the same time, the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences was working with a group of students to develop a peer counselor program to help students to live on a budget. Through each of these entities, the PFCP program was born.
The PFCP program was introduced to the campus of Clayton State University Fall semester 2004. Many students at Clayton have been impacted through our dynamic presentations!