Corporate Information

Quick Facts

Based in Helena, the Montana Higher Education Student Assistance Corporation (MHESAC) began helping students and their families to obtain financing for post-secondary education in 1983.

The 501(c)(3) not-for-profit issued both tax-exempt and taxable bonds prior to 2010 and in 2012 restructured its entire bond portfolio into taxable bonds. Prior to 2010, MHESAC used the capital raised to acquire and originate Montana and non-Montana loans through the FFELP student loan market.

The surplus from this business line was used to enhance MHESAC’s programs and generate additional borrower benefits for Montana students. As of the end of Fiscal Year 2014-15, MHESAC had delivered $53.2 million in such benefits to Montana borrowers through debt forgiveness, interest rate reductions and fee reductions. Its student loan portfolio totaled $1.26 billion.

MHESAC has no employees. Its day-to-day business is managed by Student Assistance Foundation (SAF) also located in Helena, Montana.

MHESAC receives no funding from the state of Montana.

Board of Directors

Mike Green
Board Chair
Helena, MT
Bill Thomas
Board Vice Chair
Great Falls, MT
Terry Cosgrove
Helena, MT
Kim Cunningham
Anchorage, AK
Casey Lozar
Helena, MT
George Olsen
Helena, MT
Lila Taylor
Busby, MT
Clayton Christian
Ex-Officio
Helena, MT

Corporate Officers

Mike Green
President
Helena, MT
Ron Muffick
Vice President
Helena, MT
George Olsen
Secretary/Treasurer
Helena, MT
Jim Stipcich
MHESAC CEO
Helena, MT
Jolene Selby
MHESAC CFO
Helena, MT

Recent Public Meetings

Date Name Time and Place Notice Agenda Summary
May 11, 2017

MHESAC Board Meeting

9:00 a.m.
2500 Broadway, Helena
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January 25, 2017

MHESAC Board Conference Call

9:00 a.m.
2500 Broadway, Helena
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December 13, 2016

MHESAC Board Conference Call

2:00 p.m.
2500 Broadway, Helena
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October 26, 2016

MHESAC Board Meeting

9:00 a.m.
2500 Broadway, Helena
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October 19, 2016

MHESAC Board Audit Committee

3:30 p.m.
2500 Broadway, Helena
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Recent Financial Information

Year Form 990 Audited Financial Statement Annual Report
2016 PDF PDF PDF
2015 PDF PDF PDF
2014 PDF PDF PDF

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