Our history is Great Lakes. Our future is Ascendium.
We’ve changed our name. Our mission remains the same.Watch the Ascendium Brand Video
As a nonprofit organization, we support big dreams.
We’ve changed our name, but this is just the next chapter. We are still a nonprofit organization that’s a student loan guarantor, provider of student success tools and philanthropy with a focus on improving access to postsecondary education. We will continue our dedication to providing the counseling and services to help students succeed.WHO WE ARE
We’re on a mission to make postsecondary education a reality for more people.
We’ve been believers in the boundless power of education for more than 50 years. Learn how we leverage borrower counseling and support, student success tools and philanthropy to help students succeed.What We Do
A Note for Borrowers
Please note that Ascendium Education Solutions (Ascendium) is our new name (since November of 2018) and replacing Great Lakes Higher Education Guarantee Corp (GLHEGC) (and as of January 1, 2019, its USAF and NELA affiliates). Therefore, if you have/had loans with GLHEGC, USAF or NELA, you will now see the name Ascendium on communications, on your credit report file, and on Treasury notices pertaining to an IRS offset. Rest assured that the actions now being performed under the Ascendium name are the same as they were under GLHEGC, USAF, and NELA. With regards to credit reporting, the Ascendium tradeline replaced those under GLHEGC, USAF, and NELA. The only difference is our name.