Terms of Use

FASTChoice is an online private loan selection and counseling tool offered by your school. While the content in FASTChoice is made available to you by your school, Great Lakes owns and powers the website. By using FASTChoice, you agree to the following terms and conditions. Please read them before using this website. If you use this website and any website related services (collectively, the "Site"), you are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use Agreement ("Agreement"). If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you may not access or use this Site.

Permitted Use of Site

You may access the Site to use material and links on the Site, download information and print out hard copies for your personal and non-commercial use.

Rules of Conduct

You agree not to:

  1. Use the Site for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose
  2. Impersonate any person or entity
  3. Interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Site
  4. Transmit or otherwise make available in connection with the Site any virus, worm, Trojan Horse, robot, spyware, or other code
  5. Restrict or inhibit any other person from using the Site, including by means of hacking or defacing any portion of the Site
  6. Interfere with or violate any other site visitor's or user's right to privacy or other rights, or harvest or collect personally identifiable information about Site visitors or users
  7. Sell, resell, transfer, license or exploit for any commercial purposes any use of or access to the Site
  8. Modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or dissemble any portion of the Site
  9. Frame or mirror all or any part of the Site without our express written authorization
  10. Publish or disseminate any link to the contents of this website without our express written consent

Content and Availability

The content in FASTChoice ("Portal Content") is provided by your school and the lenders your school has made arrangements with to offer you private student loans. Great Lakes has not reviewed, and will not review, the Portal Content, or the computer software, displayed on the website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that Portal Content's or the computer software's respective use or effects. By operating the Website, Great Lakes does not represent or imply that it endorses the Portal Content or computer software, or that it believes the Portal Content or computer software to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. Great Lakes disclaims any responsibility for any Portal Content or computer software that may be inaccurate, unlawful, or otherwise objectionable.

Great Lakes has not reviewed, and will not review, the Portal Content, or the computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which FASTChoice links, or that link to FASTChoice ("Third Party Websites"). Great Lakes does not have any control over those Third Party Websites, and is not responsible for Third Party Websites' contents, use, or effects. By linking to a Third Party Website, Great Lakes does not represent or imply that it endorses such Third Party Website. Great Lakes disclaims any responsibility for any material on a Third Party Website that may be inaccurate, unlawful, or otherwise objectionable.

You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content.

The content and availability of the Site may change at any time. We shall not be liable to you for any change to the Site or in connection with the availability of the Site.

Changes and Revisions to Agreement

We may change or revise this Agreement at any time by posting an amended Agreement on the Site. The changes or revisions (which may include new terms and conditions) are effective on the date the new Agreement is posted on the Site. You can review the most current version of the Agreement by clicking on the "Terms of Use" hypertext link on the bottom of your screen.


Use of this Site may be monitored, tracked and recorded. By using this Site, you consent to such monitoring, tracking and recording. The information collected will only be used to administer FASTChoice and will not be sold to third parties or used for marketing purposes.

Copyright, Trademark and Other Legal Rights

The content of this Site, including but not limited to, all design, text, processes and images, and the Site is owned by Great Lakes and the schools and lenders who provide the content. Such content is protected by copyright and trademark law, international treaties and other applicable laws and regulations. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, the content may not be modified, copied, transmitted, displayed, reproduced, published, sold, distributed, licensed, altered, framed, stored for subsequent use or otherwise used in any manner without our prior written consent.

Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranties

The Site is provided to you "AS IS" and without warranty of any kind. We do not make any warranty and hereby disclaim all warranties that may arise from your use of or reliance on this Site (and any links to other websites that are contained within the Site) including without limitation all warranties of merchantability, whether express, implied or statutory, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. We will not be liable for any delay, difficulty in use, inability to use, inaccuracy of information, computer viruses, malicious code or other defect in the Site or for the incompatibility between the Site and files and the user's browser or other site accessing program. We will not be liable for any other problems you experience due to causes beyond our control. We are not responsible or liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary or punitive damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of information available on the Site.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, related to any violation of this Agreement by you.


In the event any of the terms or provisions of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, the remaining terms and provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.

Applicable Law

This agreement shall be governed and interpreted by applicable federal laws and the internal laws of the State of Wisconsin.

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