What is a certification and how long does the certification process take?

Ascent offers certified undergraduate and graduate student loans. A certification is information that we send to your school’s financial aid office in order to verify the amount needed for tuition, fees, enrollment status, GPA, and academic grade level. Please note that Ascent is unable to disburse funds and complete the application process without successful completion of the certification process from the approved school. Ascent recommends reaching out to your school to find out how long their certification process takes, as each school’s certification process may vary. Your school may require additional documentation prior to completion of the certification. Once certified by your school, Ascent will send the school-certified funds on the closest available date the school requests. Please contact your financial aid office regarding your school’s timeframe for certifications.
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