About Ascent

We believe you’re more than just a credit score.

Award-Winning Workplace

Ascent is proud to be named a “Best Places to Work” by the San Diego Business Journal and American Banker, and be designated as one of San Diego’s Best and Brightest companies to work for.

First Place of Best Places to Work SoCal 2022

1st Place
Best Places to Work in SoCal 2022

San Diego Business Journal Best Places to Work 2022

San Diego Business Journal
Best Places to Work 2022

San Diego’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Winner 2022

San Diego’s Best and Brightest
Companies to Work For Winner 2022

American Banker Best Places to Work in Fintech 2022

San Diego’s Best and Brightest
Companies to Work For Winner 2022

On a mission:

Ascent is on a mission to provide access to education for millions of underserved students every year. We believe education is an investment in students’ futures, and we want to empower students of all economic backgrounds and disciplines to maximize the return on that investment.

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Ascent team at the downtown San Diego headquarters
Ascent team with virtual meeting

Loans should expand your possibilities, not limit them.

Ascent is built around one guiding principle: loans should expand your possibilities, not limit them. That’s why we give you more opportunities to qualify for a loan, with or without a cosigner. Ascent advocates awareness of the potential outcomes when financing your education, helping you visualize where your career could go and what it could be – encouraging better decisions today to open up greater future opportunities.

We support you on your journey to financial wellness, no matter where you are on your educational journey. Ascent offers free resources that set you (and your family) up for financial success to help you thrive in school and beyond.

Ascent’s college loans consist of private student loans with cosigners or without for those attending undergraduate and graduate programs. Ascent’s bootcamp loans are consumer loans for those seeking to transform their career at a bootcamp or an accelerated-learning program.

Our Core Values

  • Trust

    We’re accountable to our stakeholders, values, commitments, and ourselves.

  • Integrity

    We act honestly, transparently, and professionally, treating everyone with understanding, care, and respect.

  • Innovation

    We challenge the status quo and provide creative solutions.

  • Commitment

    We dedicate ourselves to helping our community, promoting employee wellness, and serving clients by doing what we say we are going to do

  • Collaboration

    We embrace a culture of teamwork.

What are others saying about Ascent?

Leading Service Provider

Launch Servicing is responsible for sending statements and processing payments for Ascent loans. If you have questions about an existing loan payment, please contact Launch Servicing by:

Calling: 877-354-2629 (toll-free)
Monday – Sunday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Emailing: [email protected]
Visiting: launchservicing.com

Lending Partners

Ascent’s loans for college are made available by Bank of Lake Mills, Member FDIC.

Ascent’s loans for bootcamps are made available through Richland State Bank, Member FDIC.

Still have questions?

Email your questions to [email protected].
Or talk to our knowledgable customer support associates.

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