History & Mission
Our mission. Make college affordable.
We do everything we can to raise educational access and opportunities for students all across the state - by lowering the cost of borrowing. It's a simple concept, and it's written right into our mission statement - "Make college affordable for Illinois students." Simply stated, our goal is to help students reach their educational goals.
Innovate and inform.
We've made a serious commitment to student loans. That means constantly developing new ideas and programs that help inform, educate and enable borrowers. Borrowing provides opportunities as well as responsibilities - our goal is to help students understand both.