Ascent Blog: Tag: College Students

Student Aid Index (SAI) vs. EFC – What’s the Difference?
Jan 25, 2024 | By: Ascent
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
What is EFC (SAI), and What Does it Mean on FAFSA?
Jan 02, 2024 | By: Ascent
Categories: Blog, For Cosigners
Learn about Expected Family Contribution (EFC), now called the Student Aid Index (SAI), and its role in determining financial aid… 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
Do You Need a Cosigner for Student Loans?
Dec 20, 2023 | By: Ascent
Categories: Blog, For Students, For Cosigners
Not sure if you need a cosigner for your student loans? Learn more about the different factors you should consider… Read More
What is FAFSA and how does it work?
Dec 18, 2023 | By: Ascent
Categories: Blog, For Students, For Cosigners, For High School Students
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form current and future students need to fill out to… Read More
How to Prepare for Student Loan Repayment
Dec 05, 2023 | By: Ascent
Categories: Blog, For College Students, For Parents and Cosigners
The federal student loan payment pause is set to end soon. Make sure you are financially prepared with information from… Read More
How Does Student Loan Interest Work?
Nov 21, 2023 | By: Ascent
Categories: Blog, For Students, For College Students, For Grad Students
What is student loan interest, and how does it work? If you’re exploring different ways to pay for college or… Read More
What is a Stafford Loan?
Nov 10, 2023 | By: Ascent
Categories: Blog, For Students, For Schools, For College Students
Decoding Stafford loans: what you should know From scholarships to grants, a whole range of financial aid options are available… Read More