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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policies for Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates

Personal Information Policies

Online Privacy Practices

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Other Privacy Policies

Website Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Commitment

Your privacy is important to us. Great Lakes has a strong commitment to providing excellent service, including respecting concerns about privacy. Below are the guidelines we use for protecting the information you give us or we obtain when you use this website.

Information We Collect When You Visit this Site

This website does not collect personally identifiable information from your computer when you browse this site. This means that unless you provide us with personally identifiable information, voluntarily and knowingly, we will not know your name, your email address, or any other personally identifiable information about you.

We do automatically collect and store: the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our sites; and, the Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to our site. We track this information for all users, including those with "Do Not Track" signals enabled in their web browsers. We use this information to evaluate use of the site, to address any problems or issues with the site, and to help us make our site more useful. Great Lakes will not sell or give this information to a third party for purposes unrelated to Great Lakes, except that Great Lakes may disclose this information as it considers necessary to comply with a legal requirement, and in connection with investigating fraudulent activity or the misuse of this site.


Our website uses "cookie" technology to offer a more convenient user experience. "Cookies" are strings of text that a website stores on a user's computer. A cookie enables the website to keep track of a user's activity and preferences within the website. Great Lakes does not share the information contained in cookies with unrelated third parties and does not allow unrelated third parties to set cookies on user computers. This means other parties cannot collect your personally identifiable information when you use our website.

The Information We Collect When You Request a Service

When you request a service that is offered on this website, we collect information from you to provide you that service. You will be required to provide some information and other information that is requested may be provided at your option. All personal information we collect from you is covered by the Great Lakes Privacy Policy for Customer Information whether or not you were required to provide it. Unrelated third parties are not permitted to collect personally identifiable information about your online activities when you use our website.

Information Sharing

The information that you provide us in connection with a service you request is not shared with anyone else except as necessary to provide the service and as permitted by law. The information we collect depends on the type of service you request.


This site provides links to resources that we think you might find useful. These sites operate under different, unique privacy policies. You must review the various privacy policies at linked sites. We have no control over the information that you might submit to them.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

Great Lakes does not intend to obtain information from children under 13 years of age. If we learn that we have collected information from a child under 13, we will promptly take all reasonable steps to delete the information. If a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, a parent or guardian may contact us and we will remove the information.

Correcting Your Information

If you find what you believe is an error or inaccuracy in your records, please contact us as soon as possible. Great Lakes will investigate and correct any inaccurate or incomplete information as quickly as possible.

Our Commitment to Data Security

We take strict security precautions to protect your confidential information. We permit only authorized employees who are trained in the proper handling of customer information to have access to confidential customer information. View more information about how we keep your information safe.

Privacy Statement Changes

In the future, we may need to change our privacy statement. All changes will be made here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we use that information, and in what form and under what circumstances we will disclose it to another party. This policy is effective when it's posted on this website and will be reviewed from time to time.

News Releases

Great Lakes Funding Development of Online Support Community for College Freshman Women

Great Lakes Shares Lessons Learned from Summer Melt Texting Initiative

Great Lakes Awards $525,000 in Anniversary Grants in Nine Communities Where Employees Live and Work

Completion Grants Remove an Obstacle for At-Risk Students Nearing Graduation

New Initiative Connects Remediation Reforms and Guided Pathways to Boost Student Success

Great Lakes Awards $1,000 Scholarships to 200 Ohio Apprentices with Financial Need

Great Lakes Awards $7.2 Million to Launch Emergency Grant Programs at Four-Year Colleges

Great Lakes Sparking Change in Scholarship Delivery

Montana Guaranteed Student Loan Program to Transfer Portfolio to Great Lakes

Statement from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates Regarding Student Loan Collection Fee Policies

200 Wisconsin Apprentices with Financial Need Awarded $1,000 Scholarships from Great Lakes

Great Lakes Releases 2016 Philanthropy Report Highlighting $21.9 Million in Grants Awarded

Great Lakes Invites Four-Year Colleges to Apply for Successful Emergency Grant Program

USA Funds Transfers Ownership of Nation's Largest Guarantor to Great Lakes

Great Lakes Commits $2.1 Million to Help 16 Community Colleges Create Internship Programs for Low-Income Students

Great Lakes Commits $2.6 Million to Keep At-Risk Near-Completers on Track to Graduation

Blackhawk Technical College Students Borrow $700,000 Less, Regain Financial Aid Eligibility

Achieving the Dream to Enhance Coaching Services with $1 Million Great Lakes Grant

Great Lakes National Scholarship Awards Over $2 Million to Support College Access

Great Lakes Awards $1.5 Million to CCRC to Support Guided Pathways Reform in Ohio

Successful 'New Mathways Project' Expands into Arkansas to Increase Math Achievement

Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Grant Opportunity Now Open to
Two-Year Colleges


Study on Student-Faculty Interactions Finds Multi-Channel Communication is Key

Great Lakes Shares Lessons Learned from 2014-2015 Career Ready Internship Grant Partners

New Great Lakes Grant Opportunity Invites Applicants to Address Barriers Preventing Near-Completers from Earning Degrees

Student Loans of North Dakota to Transfer Portfolio to Great Lakes

Great Lakes Releases 2015 Philanthropy Report Detailing $28.5 Million in Commitments

200 Wisconsin Construction and Industrial Trade Apprentices Receive $1,000 Scholarships

Great Lakes Shares Best Practices from Three-Year Emergency Grant Program

Application Period for Great Lakes National Scholarship Begins February 15

Great Lakes Funds New Emergency Grants Shown to Boost Community and Technical College Completion

University of Pittsburgh Streamlines Private Student Loan Processing, Improves Student Service

Great Lakes' Free Tool Adds Early Engagement Outreach Campaigns for Schools

Great Lakes' Commitment to Producing More Undergraduate STEM Degrees Now Reaches $10.7 Million

Great Lakes Launches Updated Education Philanthropy Website

Great Lakes Commits Record $12 Million to Fund 7,000 New Paid Internships for College Students with Financial Need

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