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Effective April 11, 2016, all loan consolidation adjustment processing for loans originated by the Direct Loan Consolidation System will be handled by Great Lakes. You may contact us at 866-348-0714 (option 4) or dlcssupport@glhec.org for processing instructions.

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There's a holiday coming up. Will Great Lakes be open for business? If you use Central Disbursement Service to automate private loan disbursements, are you wondering if that holiday will impact your disbursement dates? A handy document on Support Central answers your questions about holidays in 2016.

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It's never too early to start students down the path to successful student loan repayment-but a graceful exit from school—whether through graduation or leaving school without completing their program—can have a vital impact on students' repayment success. We've got 12 tips to share with your students to help them get off to a great start as they make the transition to life after college.

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A recent report from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) details the use of micro-grant student aid programs at 10 public urban research universities. APLU and USU have found that micro-grants are highly effective at keeping students enrolled to graduation.

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Dealing with the death of a current or former student can be one of the most emotionally difficult things you'll encounter as a financial aid professional. You can always count on Great Lakes, as a federal loan servicer, to help you navigate and resolve crucial issues as quickly, tactfully, and seamlessly as possible.

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Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation recently released a report highlighting the best practices gleaned from our 2012–2015 Emergency Grant Assistance Program. This is a great resource for colleges looking to start a new emergency grant program, or improve an existing one, to enhance their completion efforts.

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Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation is committed to helping more low-income, first-generation and students of color earn postsecondary degrees, certificates or credentials. An exciting new grant opportunity invites applicants from two-year and four-year colleges and universities to address barriers preventing near-completers from graduating.

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April is the perfect time to explore GradReady®, our financial literacy resource designed for your students. Soon, incoming students will make important borrowing decisions and graduates will enter the world of repayment. You can help. Here are five ways GradReady lets you address financial literacy with the gusto it deserves.

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We held our first Great Lakes Listening Sessions in June 2012 with the goal of providing a unique way for our school partners to share ideas and concerns related to important industry topics. Since that time, we've regularly invited you and your colleagues from public, private, proprietary, and graduate/professional schools to participate in hour-long teleconferences.

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