Dollar Learning Foundation Inc. is a non-profit agency and is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Dollar Learning Foundation Inc.’s teachers/instructors have received certification as a Certified Credit Counselor or equivalent by a recognized independent organization, such as the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors (“NACCC”).
Dollar Learning Foundation Inc. is funded solely by the fees paid for our Credit Counseling and Post-filing Debtor Education (Personal Financial Management Course) courses. Dollar Learning Foundation does not pay or receive fees or other consideration for the referral of students who take this course. Dollar Learning Foundation Inc. does not receive funding from any other source or outside the organization. However, future funding may be in the form of donations and contributions from other entities that support financial education and literacy.
Dollar Learning Foundation will charge a fee for the Online/Internet Pre-filing Credit Counseling Course for single filers of $20.00 (There is an additional $4.99 charge for joint course takers) via ACH and credit card, or debit card; these payment methods are accepted for an additional convenience fee of $5.49. Check and money orders mailed to DLF are not assessed the convenience fee. Mailed payments must be made payable to Dollar Learning Foundation, Inc. and mailed to 21550 Oxnard St, 3rd Flr, # 48, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 complete with your name, address, phone number, and email address. Please allow up to 7-10 business days for us to receive and process mailed payments. Urgent fax certificate dispatch and U.S. Postal Service certificate delivery are available for $9.99 each. $8.99 is the fee for the extension of counselor, online, and phone support hours provided beyond normal business hours. Instant delivery of your certificate to a preferred email at the completion of your follow up session for $6.99; delivery of non-expedited certificates can take up to 1 business day. Confirmation of delivery of your certificate to other non-personal email address for $7.99. $4.99 is the service fee. Duplicate certificate copies via email and unlimited corrections to the certificate of completion are available for a fee of $18.99. $11.99 is the fee for the extended access to your course records past the mandatory 2-year retention period. The Online/Internet Pre-filing Credit Counseling Course is also available with sound for an additional $11.99. These fees are the same for all approved judicial districts. A student may also use an Attorney Access Code which you may obtain from your attorney if he or she is a Dollar Learning Foundation Inc. subscribing attorney. Please contact your attorney if you are unsure of whether your attorney has an Attorney Access Code.
Dollar Learning Foundation Inc. provides services without regard to a client’s race, religion, national origin, gender, social position, handicap, financial status or ability to pay. Dollar Learning Foundation Inc. will waive the course fee if the current household income is 150% or less of the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines last published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services for the size of your household and your financial circumstances. Course fee reductions may be given to clients who have special and unique situations. Dollar Learning Foundation Inc. may also waive the fee if your attorney represents you pro bono. Please note that to receive a fee waiver you will be asked to provide proof of monthly household income/size or documentation of pro bono service.
To determine your eligibility for a Fee Waiver, you will need to provide us with the following information:
- Your State of Residence
- The number of persons currently living in your household
- Your total annual household income
Once it is determined that you are eligible for a Fee Waiver, you will need to provide us with documentation supporting your current household size and annual household income, as well as your contact information.
- Proof of current household size may be your income tax return or other government document that shows proof of household size.
- Proof of current household income may be provided by submitting your most recent Income Tax Return or W2’s, your three most recent pay stubs, your unemployment certificate, or a statement of benefits obtained from the government or Social Security Administration.
- Contact information including Full Name and Email/Phone Number
If you are unable to provide proof of either household size or income, you will need to submit a narrative describing in detail the reason why.
You will need to send all supporting documentation:
- By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By fax to: (855) 247-9906
Once Dollar Learning Foundation receives ALL supporting documentation, Dollar Learning Foundation will respond within 3 business days via the contact information you submitted and provide you with a Fee Waiver Code.
If you do not qualify for a Fee Waiver due to your current household income being more than 150% of the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines last published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, you may still request a Fee Reduction by emailing email@example.com with a short explanation of the special circumstances that qualifies you for fee reduction based on your inability to pay the course fees. For our course fees, please refer to DLF’s fee schedule above.
Please Note: Approval for a Fee Waiver/Reduction of the counseling fees must be received BEFORE the course is started. Refunds will not be given after the fact.
Dollar Learning Foundation Inc. has secured the approval of the United States Trustee to provide Credit Counseling Courses and Personal Financial Management Course courses. The United States Trustee has only reviewed Dollar Learning Foundation’s Credit Counseling and Personal Financial Management Courses. United States Trustee has not reviewed any other non-counseling/instructional services. Approval does not endorse or assure the quality of an Agency’s services.
Dollar Learning Foundation Inc. does not report any of its clients or information to any credit reporting agency and the sole use of Dollar Learning Foundation's services should not have any direct impact on your credit report. Our Credit Counseling Course discusses bankruptcy and alternatives to bankruptcy that may have a negative impact on your credit score. Some of these alternatives include but are not limited to debt management plans, debt settlement, and consumer work outs with creditors. Although a Debt Management Plan (DMP) provider may not report your participation in their DMP to credit reporting agencies, your creditor(s) may report your participation in the DMP to credit reporting agencies. As a result, some creditors may view your DMP participation negatively and may not extend additional lines of credit to you. Bankruptcy may help you erase or pay off past debts, but those accounts will not disappear from your credit report. All bankruptcy-related accounts will remain on your credit report and affect your credit score for seven to 10 years, although their impact will lessen over time.
Dollar Learning Foundation Inc. maintains all client information in the strictest confidence. Dollar Learning Foundation Inc. will not disclose any information you disclose orally or in writing to any third party without your written consent, except as may be required by law such as a subpoena. However, Dollar Learning Foundation might disclose client information to the United States Trustee in connection with the United States Trustee's oversight of the agency, or during the investigation of complaints, during on-site visits, or during quality of service reviews.
The Credit Counseling Course offered by Dollar Learning Foundation Inc. is offered in English and Spanish only. For clients who wish to receive Credit Counseling in another language, please go to the United States Department of Justice’s website for a list of agencies that provide services in other languages – http://www.justice.gov/ust/eo/bapcpa/ccde/cc_approved.htm
The Pre-filing Credit Counseling Online/Internet Course is broken up into two parts. First, there is an online component where you will review the course content and enter personal financial information so we may help you create a household budget; second a follow-up counseling course with a certified counselor by phone or chat.
The online component of Dollar Learning Foundation Inc.’s Pre-filing Credit Counseling Course is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our credit counselors are available during normal business hours. Your counseling will not be complete until you have completed the follow-up session via live chat or phone call. At the conclusion of your follow-up counseling/briefing, Dollar Learning Foundation Inc. will only provide you with an official Certificate of Counseling upon completion of the counseling services. Your certificate of completion is generated immediately after your live follow-up with a counselor. Please note that your certificate will be dated with the date of the one-on-one counseling, not the date you finished the online portion of the counseling.
Dollar Learning Foundation Inc. has an obligation to email a copy of your certificate of completion promptly to the email address you provided during registration once the counseling session is complete. If you are working with an attorney, your certificate of completion will be emailed to him or her as well if you provided his or her email address during registration. You are solely responsible for following up with your attorney to ensure that the certificate has been received by your attorney. Dollar Learning Foundation Inc. will not be liable for certificates that are lost during transmission; however, we will resend the certificate at your request.
You have the opportunity to negotiate an alternative payment schedule or debt management plan (DMP) for your unsecured debt. Dollar Learning Foundation Inc. does not provide this service and may refer you to another agency for this service. You may incur additional fees in connection with a debt management plan.
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Dollar Learning Foundation Inc. is a non-profit corporation that provides financial literacy programs to individuals that are suffering from financial
distress. Dollar Learning Foundation Inc. provides consumers with education, personal financial management tools, and the required Pre-filing and
Post-filing bankruptcy courses. The Pre-filing Credit Counseling Course is required for persons who are contemplating filing U.S. bankruptcy proceedings
and the Post-filing Debtor Education Course is required for persons who have filed U.S. bankruptcy proceedings. Persons filing bankruptcy are required to
present a Credit Counseling Course completion certificate to file for consumer bankruptcy and a Debtor Education Course completion certificate for the
Court to approve his or her bankruptcy petition. Dollar Learning Foundation Inc. is approved by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide
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Nothing herein shall apply to actions or claims under the provisions of the United States Bankruptcy Code, 11 U.S.C. Sec. 101 et seq.
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completion certificate. To make that payment, you will be requested to submit either your credit/debit card information, through which the specified fee
can be paid immediately. In order to successfully complete a course, you must finish all the
required financial learning modules and accompanying course assessments.
Student debtors are required to send a written request regarding the refund. Student debtors with incomplete accounts will be issued a full refund. Refund requests that meet this criteria are processed immediately upon receipt of the written request either by email or by fax.
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