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Great Lakes Introduces Newly Expanded Program to Increase Community College Graduation

APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 3 FOR THREE-YEAR GRANTS TO ESTABLISH EMERGENCY FUNDS FOR PELL RECIPIENTS

Madison, Wis., July 9, 2015 — National graduation rates at community colleges are discouragingly low, with just 21% of students earning a degree within three years. While there are many reasons why students leave college, often it is due to unforeseen financial emergencies.

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Great Lakes Shares Results of Applicant and Grantee Perception Survey

Madison, Wis., May 19, 2015  Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporationannounces the results of its very first survey of grant applicants and recipients conducted by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP). In the fourth year of a renewed grantmaking strategy launched in 2011, the timing was right to learn how others view Great Lakes' efforts to help more low-income students, students of color and first-generation students get to and through college.

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Great Lakes Commits $28.6 Million During 2014 to Promote College Access and Completion

NEW ANNUAL REPORT DETAILS SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS FOR BOTH HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS

Madison, Wis., May 14, 2015  Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates releases its 2014 Philanthropy Report today, highlighting its work over the past year to close the college completion gap faced by students of color, low-income students and first-generation students.

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