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, a provider of student success tools and a philanthropy with a focus on helping more people from low-income backgrounds achieve their postsecondary and workforce training goals. 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
Ascendium Education Solutions (Ascendium) is our new name since November of 2018 and replaces Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation (GLHEGC) (and as of January 1, 2019, its USAF and NELA affiliates). If you have/had loans with GLHEGC, USAF or NELA, you will now see Ascendium on communications, on your credit report file, and on Treasury notices pertaining to an IRS offset. Rest assured that the actions performed by Ascendium are the same actions that were performed by GLHEGC, USAF and NELA. On credit reports, the Ascendium trade line replaces GLHEGC, USAF and NELA. The only difference is our name. For credit report and refund questions, please contact our guarantor loan servicer at 800-331-2314.