Your Journey to Financial Wellness

Financial wellness isn’t a destination; it’s a lifelong journey to make smarter financial decisions that will set you up for success and give you peace of mind.

Your Financial Wellness Journey Starts with a Single Step…

Whether you’re just getting started or a financial planning guru, the sooner you apply financial wellness in your daily life, the longer you will reap the financial benefits. We know there’s a lot of new abbreviations and financial terms to learn (what is forbearance anyway?), but don’t get overwhelmed. We’re here to break it all down for you with exclusive content and tips that you can actually use and start applying today!

Ascent is invested in your academic achievements and financial wellness by offering benefits that go beyond a student loan with free resources available 24/7 and financial wellness courses as a part of our loan application. No matter which step of your financial wellness journey you’re in, Ascent is here to help you.

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Ways to Get Cash

$80,000 in Scholarships

We’re giving away two $1,000 student scholarships every month. Enter for your chance to win our Shining Stars Scholarship and Community Champions Scholarship in 3 easy steps – no essay required.

Earn $525 for Each Friend You Refer

Ascent’s Refer A Friend Program helps you earn money to help cover the cost of college and other expenses. You can earn up to $525 for each friend you refer, and your friends get paid too! Learn more and start referring today.

Ascent Rewards Program

Ascent Rewards is an easy cash back program designed to help you earn cash from making purchases at over 60,000+ of your favorite stores. You can accumulate cash rewards and make payments with Ascent Rewards. *

1% Cash Back at Graduation

If you choose to fund your education with an Ascent Student loan, you can apply to get 1% Cash Back on the principle loan amount at graduation. See full details.

Tips to Plan & Pay for College

Guide to Paying for College

Our Guide to Paying for College has key dates and tips to help you master the complicated and ever-changing world of financial aid. Download your free copy now.

Finding the Right College & Major

See how your major and college choices measure up – Ascent’s Bright Futures™ Engine powers students to evaluate the return of their educational investment by comparing the expected salary with the cost of attendance.

Meet Your Student Loan Sidekick

Chipper is a loan management app that encourages you to tackle debt in a smarter way by rounding up your purchases to the nearest dollar and applying those extra cents to your highest loan amount each week.

Superpower Your Spare Change

ChangEd securely links to your credit and debit cards, then rounds purchases to the next dollar and sends that extra change to the loan servicer.

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