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Ascent Blog

Your Guide to Paying for College: 4 Tips to Get Started
Apr 06, 2021/By: Erica Arvanitis/In: Blog, For College Students, For High School Students, For Parents and Cosigners, For Students
Feeling overwhelmed about your options to paying for college? Here are five money management tips to get started with your… Read More >
Ascent Now Offers Consumer Loans for Coding Bootcamps
Mar 30, 2021/By: Ascent/In: Blog, In the Press
Ascent now offers loans for coding bootcamps or accelerated learning programs to further support students investing in higher education. [...]… Read More >
How to Be Financially Confident, From Women Who’ve Been There
Mar 09, 2021/By: Erica Arvanitis/In: Blog, For College Students, For Students
Find out what these financially awesome experts have learned about managing money on their journey to financial wellness. [...] Read… Read More >
How to Avoid Overdraft Fees: 5 Tips for Students
Mar 08, 2021/By: Erica Arvanitis/In: Blog, For College Students, For Students
What is an overdraft fee? Learn more about this costly expense and five tips to avoid overdraft fees while in… Read More >
5 Things to Consider Before Joining Greek Life in College
Feb 22, 2021/By: Alicia Chavez/In: Blog, For College Students, For Students
If you’re searching for ways to meet people on campus, here are five things to consider before joining Greek life… Read More >
What Are Your Personal Strengths? How to Find What You’re Good At
Feb 16, 2021/By: Erica Arvanitis/In: Blog, For College Students, For Students
What is your greatest strength? Learn a few ways to find your personal strengths and leverage it for success in… Read More >
5 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Black History Month
Feb 11, 2021/By: Erica Arvanitis/In: Blog, For College Students, For Parents and Cosigners, For Students
February is Black History Month – read our blog post for a few tips on how to give back and… Read More >
Ken Joins Episode #114 of The Higher Ed Geek Podcast with Dustin Ramsdell
Feb 10, 2021/By: Ascent/In: Blog, For College Students, News
Ascent’s CEO & Chairman, Ken Ruggiero, recently sat down with Dustin Ramsdell at The Higher Ed Geek Podcast to talk… Read More >
6 Tips for Navigating Your First Day of College
Feb 09, 2021/By: Erica Arvanitis/In: Blog, For College Students, For High School Students, For Students
You’ve unpacked your room, what now? Here are a few supportive tips on how to survive your first day as… Read More >
6 Essential Tips on How to Negotiate a Job Offer
Feb 03, 2021/By: Alexis Juarez | SDSU Ascent Intern/In: Blog, For College Students, For Schools, For Students
Entering the professional world can seem a bit scary, but we got your back. Here are six essential tips for… Read More >