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Ascendium at a Glance

Ascendium, formerly Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation, is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, that provides student loan guaranty services and education philanthropy resources while also offering a suite of products for borrowers and college campuses focused on improving student outcomes. 

  • Ascendium is the largest student loan guarantor in the U.S.
  • We provide information, tools and counseling to help 3 million borrowers nationwide succeed in federal student loan repayment.
  • We hold guarantees on $75 billion in Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans.
  • As one of the largest education philanthropies in the country, we have invested $327 million in higher education grants to date.
  • We employ 262 employees nationwide.

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We’re a nonprofit organization. We’re a loan guarantor. An education philanthropy. We provide tools and services that drive college completion and lifelong success.

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