Federal Student Aid

The experience and agility to help FSA support borrowers

Delivering a better experience for borrowers

Each year, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) provides more than $120 billion in financial aid to help pay for college or career school.

Our loan servicing division, Aidvantage, is proud to support FSA as an independent, conflict-free provider for 5.6 million student loan accounts. Because of our long-standing relationship with FSA, we have a deep understanding of student loan borrowers that we will leverage to renew the focus on delivering a high-quality experience for them.

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Decades of proven experience

As the largest provider of Citizen Engagement Centers to government, Maximus has more direct contact with U.S. citizens than any other government partner. Our Citizen Engagement Center solutions and capabilities  deliver measurable outcomes and optimize citizen experience by leveraging decades of experience, proven expertise, and the application of innovative technologies.

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Initially I thought something might have been wrong with the compliance scans because there were zero findings on the DMCS firewall. Turns out, the scans were accurate ─ no findings on the firewall. That is only the second time I have ever seen such a squeaky-clean compliance scan. Great work by the Maximus team!

- FSA Cybersecurity Analyst

Case Study: helping students and new grads manage their student loan debt

We support the Debt Management and Collections System (DMCS) program, which manages the FSA’s portfolio of defaulted loans. As an outcomes-based contractor, we deliver:

  • Performance enhancements to the DMCS software platform that reduce costs and increase compliance
  • A better borrower experience through time-tested best practices, robust customer service training, and leading-edge technology tools
  • A 34% decrease in calls requiring the support of a live agent
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How we deliver value and achieve outcomes for FSA

As trusted partner to FSA, we bring an intimate understanding of the Agency’s operations, infrastructure, and the needs of
student loan borrowers.

Truly scalable operations, staffed with the right people

To effectively support the needs of citizens, you need staff that are empathic, versatile, and have the ability to problem-solve. We carefully recruit and vet all of our people, then provide them with a robust, ongoing training program that gives them the knowledge and tools to deliver. With some of the industry’s highest employee retention rates and consistently high customer scores, we’ve seen this approach achieve success across all types of government programs.

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Leading-edge technology

Maximus brings specialized expertise in efficiency, optimization, data, and analytics across all programs. With award-winning contact center operations, we excel at managing complex programs at the local, state, and federal levels. By introducing innovations tailored to each program, and strategically integrating technology solutions, we are delivering outcomes that meet the unique needs of each citizen.

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Experience that transforms operations and access to citizen services

Our core competency is implementing and managing government-only Citizen Engagement Centers that support enterprise level programs and provide multichannel, end-to-end inbound and outbound solutions. We have more than 40 years of experience in developing, implementing, staffing, managing, and operating Citizen Engagement Centers that successfully assist, inform, guide, and support citizens with government services.

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Providing best-in-class, mission-critical IT support ─ with the credentials to back it up

Through our CMMI Maturity Level 5 (ML5) appraisals for both Development (CMMI-DEV) and Services (CMMI-SVC), we deliver unmatched capabilities and a focus on continuous process improvement.

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