Awards & Recognition

Year after year, Ascent continues to be recognized as a great place to work and a best private student loan provider.

Ascent is a consecutive winner for best private student loan in multiple categories

But we don’t do it for the awards – we’re dedicated to creating a path for students to succeed. Through upholding our core values of trust, integrity, innovation, commitment, and collaboration we are also recognized as a best place to work.

We are proud to have won the following recent awards and recognition for our products and workplace:

  • Nerdwallet

    • Best Student Loan for Independent Students
    • Best Student Loan for Flexible Repayment

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  • badcredit.org

    • Top Private Student Loan Provider

Past Awards Won

  • Forbes Advisor

  • Nerdwallet

    • Award trophy

      2021 Best-Of Awards winner for Private Loans, Ascent Co-Signed Loan

    • Award trophy

      2021 Best-Of Awards winner for Independent Students
      Ascent Outcomes-Based Non-Co-Signed Loan

  • The Balance

    • Award trophy

      Best Student Loans for Bad Credit

    • Award trophy

      Best Student Loans Without a Co-Signer

    • Award trophy

      Best Student Loans

  • DollarGeek

    • Award trophy

      #1 Student Loan Lender

  • San Diego Business Journal

    • Award trophy

      2022 Best Places to Work in San Diego

    • Award trophy

      2020 Best Places to Work in San Diego

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