The corporation mission is to increase the level of appropriate quality education in the state of mississippi and elsewhere. Prior to 2014, the corporation operated exclusively for the purpose of acquiring student loans incurred under the higher education act of 1965. The primary source of funds to acquire the student loans was the issuance of tax-exempt bonds and taxable notes. In july 2014, the corporation amended its articles of incorporation expanding its exempt purpose and refinanced its tax-exempt bonds with taxable bonds. The corporation is the parent of woodward hines education foundation (whef) which provides administrative, staffing and management services to the corporation. Whef also currently manages and oversees the corporation's investment portfolio. In addition, whef provides college planning services to students and parents including college access and financial aid counseling, and mentoring students in mississippi through its three college planning centers.