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Doing What's Right

Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates

We're Great Lakes, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping make college a reality. We also make successful student loan repayment possible, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education and private lenders.

Students and their families borrow money for college because it is an important investment in their future. While we don't make student loans, we work with all groups involved in the student loan process to protect these investments. Our goal: to help students borrow responsibly, complete their education, and find repayment solutions that work for them.

We believe all students deserve a chance at higher education. Our community investments help students who are least likely to consider college to continue their education beyond high school, succeed on campus, and graduate ready to reach their full potential.

Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, with operating centers around the country, our employees share our mission: doing what's right to change lives for the better.