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How to Start Investing in College: 6 Easy Steps
Jan 27, 2021/By: Alicia Chavez/In: Blog, For College Students, For Students
If you’re wondering how to start investing in college, here are 6 easy steps to make sure you begin on… Read More >
Ascent Named Best Private Student Loan for 2021
Jan 25, 2021/By: Ascent/In: Blog, For College Students, For Cosigners, For High School Students, For Parents and Cosigners, For Schools, For Students, In the Press, News
Ascent has done it again! To kick off the new year, we are proud to announce that Ascent was named… Read More >
3 Tips If You’re Having Trouble Making Student Loan Payments
Jan 19, 2021/By: Alicia Chavez/In: For College Students, For Parents and Cosigners
From forbearance and deferment options, if you’re having trouble making student loan payments, check out these three tips from Ascent.… Read More >
6 Tips on Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick, From the Ascent Team
Jan 14, 2021/By: Erica Arvanitis/In: Blog, For College Students, For Cosigners, For Students
Now that 2020 is over, what’s next? The Ascent team shared their New Year’s Resolutions and how they plan to… Read More >
Looking Ahead to a Brighter 2021: A Message from our CEO
Jan 13, 2021/By: Ascent/In: Blog, For College Students, For High School Students, For Parents and Cosigners, In the Press, News
Ascent's CEO, Ken Ruggiero, shared his thoughts on the past year and what he's looking forward to in 2021 -… Read More >
5 Tips Every College Student Should Know Before Filing Taxes
Jan 07, 2021/By: Erica Arvanitis/In: Blog, For College Students, For Students
Need help filing taxes as a college student? Read up on how you can maximize your tax return this upcoming… Read More >
What is Financial Wellness?
Jan 05, 2021/By: Alicia Chavez/In: Blog, For College Students, For High School Students, For Parents and Cosigners, For Students
What is financial wellness? Whether you’re a financial planning guru or just getting started, we want to help you on… Read More >
How to Set Your Own SMART Goals
Jan 04, 2021/By: Ascent/In: Blog, For College Students, For Cosigners
There’s a better way to reach your goal of saving more. When setting your own goals for 2021, consider how… Read More >
How to Save Money in College (and Still Have Fun)
Dec 18, 2020/By: Erica Arvanitis/In: Blog, For College Students, For Students
Worried about spending money this semester and beyond? Here are 6 ways to save money in college without sacrificing your… Read More >
4 Safety Tips for Traveling This Holiday Season
Dec 16, 2020/By: Ascent/In: Blog, For College Students, For High School Students, For Students
Traveling during the holidays? Ascent Funding provides holiday travel safety tips for you and your family to make your trip… Read More >