Founded in 1983, Access Group is a non-profit membership organization comprised of 192 ABA-approved law schools. Access Group works to further access, affordability and the value of legal education through research, policy advocacy, direct member and student educational services and student financing options.
Throughout its history, Access Group became a leading provider of affordable student loans for aspiring professionals in law, medicine, dentistry, health, business, and other disciplines. As such, Access Group served as a national originator, holder and servicer of Federally-guaranteed and private loans, funding more than $18 billion of educational loans since 2001.
In recent years, legislative and economic events have minimized Access Group’s role as an originator of student loans, creating the opportunity to focus more heavily on the development of our Wise Borrower® financial literacy program, particularly for student borrowers. Moreover, investments in Need Access©, our web-based needs analysis tool that assists schools with efficiently awarding grant and scholarship aid, provides another example of this evolution.
For nearly 30 years, Access Group has been fulfilling its service-driven mission to further access to higher education. It looks forward to adding to that successful legacy for decades to come.