Media Contacts

Media Relations

Christopher Weishaar
Digital PR Specialist
(515) 273-7102

Community Relations/Public Affairs

Gregory S. Nichols, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations
(515) 273-7682

In the News

January 23, 2023

6 Ways to Help Your Student Save for College

Carroll Times Herald

November 4, 2022

Scholarships Are Free Money for College

Carroll Times Herald

October 15, 2022

Apply for 2023–2024 Financial Aid Now

Carroll Times Herald

August 17, 2022

Where to Find Help Repaying Student Loans in September


July 29, 2022

6 Things Parents Need to know Before Helping with Education Loans

Carroll Times Herald

July 13, 2022

Making an Educated Choice on Student Loans

Insight on Business

July 8, 2022

ISL CEO Offers Advice on Funding College


May 25, 2022

Seven Ways to Help Your Student Prepare for Life Away from Home

Carroll Times Herald

April 27, 2022

Five Financial Literacy Tips for Parents

Carroll Times Herald

March 31, 2022

Free College Financing Information is Available

Carroll Times Herald

February 24, 2022

Accepting College Financial Aid

Carroll Times Herald

January 20, 2022

6 Ways to Help Your Student Save for College

Carroll Times Herald

January 2, 2022

Student Loan Pause through May 1 Will Affect Around Half A Million Iowans


Fast Facts

Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation, which provides educational loans and other products under the name ISL Education Lending, was established in 1979 as a private, nonprofit corporation. Its mission is to help Iowa students and families obtain the resources necessary to succeed in postsecondary education. Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation has helped nearly 400,000 students pay for college. Based in West Des Moines, Iowa, the organization:

  • Together with its subsidiary, employs more than 150 individuals.
  • Is self-funded and self-capitalized.
  • Is governed by a board of directors that, since its inception, has been appointed by the governor of Iowa.
  • Does not have shareholders, nor does it receive state appropriations.

Operating as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation is subject to strict regulation of its exempt purpose and use of funds. No funds may be used for the private benefit of any officer or director of the company.