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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.

News Releases

Great Lakes CEO Accepts White House Invitation to Join the College Promise Campaign Advisory Board

200 Wisconsin Apprentices Will Earn $1,000 Scholarships to Purchase Tools for Their Trades

400 MPS Grads Eligible for $5 Million in College Scholarships from The Degree Project®

Great Lakes Introduces Newly Expanded Program to Increase Community College Graduation

Great Lakes Shares Results of Applicant and Grantee Perception Survey

100 Schools Using Great Lakes' Free Outreach Tool to Help Students by Connecting Them with Their Servicer

Great Lakes Commits $28.6 Million During 2014 to Promote College Access and Completion

Great Lakes Expands Grants for Colleges Committed to Making Internships More Equitable

Great Lakes Commits $4.2 Million to Prepare More Students for College Math & English

Great Lakes' Free Tool Helps Schools Improve Repayment Success for All Their Student Loan Borrowers

Great Lakes Announces $2,500 STEM Scholarships

170 Apprentices from Wisconsin Technical College System Awarded $1,000 Scholarships

Great Lakes Announces Partnership with Missouri Department of Higher Education

Great Lakes Commits $5 Million to Drive Up Graduation Rates at 3 Ohio Community Colleges

Great Lakes Commits $9 Million to Increase the Number of STEM Graduates Nationwide

Great Lakes Expands Apprentice Scholarships to all 16 Wisconsin Technical Colleges