Ascent Blog: For Parents and Cosigners

How to Read Your College Tuition Bill: A Guide  
Starting college is an adventure filled with new experiences, learning, and personal growth. Part of this process is learning how… Read More
Does Cosigning a Loan Affect My Credit?
Feb 08, 2024 | By: Breanna Knight
Categories: Blog, For Cosigners, For College Students, For Parents and Cosigners
How Does Cosigning a Student Loan Affect My Credit Score? If you’re wondering how cosigning a student loan affects credit,… Read More
How Long Does FAFSA Take to Process?
Jan 31, 2024 | By: Breanna Knight
Categories: Blog, For College Students, For High School Students, For Parents and Cosigners
How long does the FAFSA take to process? We've compiled a quick reference guide on how long it takes to… Read More
Student Aid Index (SAI) vs. EFC – What’s the Difference?
Jan 25, 2024 | By: Breanna Knight
Categories: Blog, For Schools, For College Students, For Parents and Cosigners
Understanding your financial aid options is one of the most challenging steps for students and families when applying to colleges.… Read More
How to Secure and Use a College Tuition Payment Plan
Embarking on your college journey is an exciting new adventure, filled with the promise of new experiences, personal growth, and… Read More
When Does Student Loan Interest Start To Accrue? A Comprehensive Guide
When does interest start to accrue on student loans? Ascent explains when student loans start to accrue interest and when… Read More
How is Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) or SAI Number Calculated?
EFC stands for Expected Family Contribution and is a number used in the FAFSA process to help calculate your eligibility… Read More
FAFSA Simplification Act: Changes to the FAFSA
Ascent Funding walks you through the changes that will be happening to the FAFSA with the FAFSA Simplification Act. Read More
When is FAFSA Due for the 2024-25 School Year? Deadlines & FAQs for Students
Worried about missing important FAFSA deadlines for the upcoming school year? Ascent Funding outlines all of the financial aid deadlines… Read More
A Guide to FAFSA Eligibility Requirements
Wondering if you qualify for federal financial aid? Learn more about the eligibility requirements while submitting your Free Application for… Read More