Graduate Student Loans for the
Next Generation of Leaders

Whether you’re just getting started or you’re approaching the final year of graduate school,
Ascent can help you get the money you need to pay for your masters, doctoral, or
professional degree with or without a cosigner.

 

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Graduate Student Loan Benefits

For students pursuing business (MBA), dental (DMD, DDS), law (JD, LLM), medical (MD, DO, DVM, VMD, DPM) or graduate degrees (MA, MS, PhD), Ascent’s graduate student loans can help you cover up to 100% of your tuition
and eligible living expenses.

  • Affordable rates starting at 3.65% APR*
  • Check your rates in 4 easy steps without impacting your credit score
  • 1% Cash Back + discount for automatic debit payments*
  • No application, origination or disbursement fees
  • No penalty if you pay off your loan early
  • Start payments after graduation
  • Flexible repayment terms from 7, 10, 12, 15 or 20-years*
MBA Rates &Repayment Options


3.65% – 12.40%*


4.66% – 13.56%*

  • Repay On Your Terms
    Variable: 7, 10, 12 or 15-years. Fixed: 7, 10 or 12-years.
    No penalty for early repayment.
  • Flexible Repayment Plans
    Deferred (start payments up to 9 months after leaving school), $25 Minimum or In-School Interest-Only Repayment.
  • Extended In-School Period
    The maximum in-school period is 36 months.
  • Postpone Payments
    The MBA grace period allows you to postpone payments up to 9 months after graduation.

MBA Student Loans

You’ve been accepted to grad school and now you’re one step closer to the business world. If your finances are falling short and you need help paying for graduate school, Ascent is here to help you on your journey to achieve your Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

Let us show you the way so you can spend less time worrying about how you’re going to pay for graduate school and more time staying focused on your success.

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*Rates are effective as of 12/01/2020 and reflect an Automatic Payment Discount of 0.25%.

Medical School
Student Loans

If you’re reading this, then you’re on your way to becoming a doctor. School is the hard part; finding the money you need to pay for graduate school should be easy.

Ascent is here to help students like you on your journey to achieve medical degrees including optometry, osteopathic, podiatric and veterinary medicine.

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*Rates are effective as of 12/01/2020 and reflect an Automatic Payment Discount of 0.25%.

Medical School Rates& Repayment Options


3.65% – 12.40%*


4.66% – 13.56%*

    • Repay On Your Terms
      Variable: 7, 10, 12, 15 or 20-years. Fixed: 7, 10 or 12-years.
      No penalty for early repayment.
    • Flexible Repayment Plans
      Deferred (start payments up to 36 months after leaving school), $25 Minimum or In-School Interest-Only Repayment
    • Extended In-School Period
      The maximum in-school period is 48 months.
    • Postpone Payments
      The medical school grace period allows you to postpone payments up to 36 months after graduation.

Dental School Rates & Repayment Options


3.65% – 12.40%*


4.66% – 13.56%*

  • Repay On Your Terms
    Variable: 7, 10, 12, 15 or 20-years. Fixed: 7, 10 or 12-years.
    No penalty for early repayment.
  • Flexible Repayment Plans
    Deferred (start payments up to 12 months after leaving school), $25 Minimum or In-School Interest-Only Repayment.
  • Extended In-School Period
    The maximum in-school period is 48 months.
  • Postpone Payments
    The dental school grace period allows you to postpone payments up to 12 months after graduation.

Dental School
Student Loans

Finding the money you need to pay for dental school shouldn’t be like pulling teeth. Ascent’s graduate student loans can help you cover the cost of your dentistry and oral sciences degree programs when federal loans, financial aid and scholarships aren’t enough.

You’ve made it this far on your journey to becoming a dentist, let Ascent show you the way from here.

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*Rates are effective as of 12/01/2020 and reflect an Automatic Payment Discount of 0.25%.

Law School
Student Loans

The verdict is in – you’re one step closer to taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer. Let Ascent help you fund the money you need to pay for graduate school when federal loans, financial aid and scholarships aren’t enough.

When there’s a funding gap in your college expenses, don’t freak out (remain calm) and let us show you the way.

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*Rates are effective as of 12/01/2020 and reflect an Automatic Payment Discount of 0.25%.

Law School Rates& Repayment Options


3.65% – 12.40%*


4.66% – 13.56%*

  • Repay On Your Terms
    Variable: 7, 10, 12 or 15-years. Fixed: 7, 10 or 12-years.
    No penalty for early repayment.
  • Flexible Repayment Plans
    Deferred (start payments up to 9 months after leaving school), $25 Minimum or In-School Interest-Only Repayment.
  • Extended In-School Period
    The maximum in-school period is 36 months.
  • Postpone Payments
    The law school grace period allows you to postpone payments up to 9 months after graduation.

General Rates & Repayment Options


3.65% – 12.40%*


4.66% – 13.56%*

  • Repay On Your Terms
    Variable: 7, 10, 12 or 15-years. Fixed: 7, 10 or 12-years.
    No penalty for early repayment.
  • Flexible Repayment Plans
    Deferred (start payments up to 9 months after leaving school), $25 Minimum or In-School Interest-Only Repayment.
  • Extended In-School Period
    The maximum in-school period is 36 months.
  • Postpone Payments
    The grace period allows you to postpone payments up to 9 months after graduation.

General Graduate
Student Loans

Congrats! You’ve made it to graduate school; Ascent is here to help students like you achieve Bright Futures™ and even greater success, beyond just a graduate student loan.

For students seeking graduate loans for degree programs in allied health, nursing, pharmacy, PhD programs, and other advanced graduate degrees (MA, MS), Ascent is here to help you every step of the way.

Check your rates without impacting your credit score.
*Rates are effective as 12/01/2020 and reflect an Automatic Payment Discount of 0.25%.

How it works
4 simple steps –
NO application fees.

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Tips & tools for financial success

It’s wrong to lose your financial freedom before you’ve even had a chance to earn it! To help you borrow responsibly, we incorporate financial wellness into our application process and give you exclusive access to tools and content to help you get set for financial success.

Have questions about private student loans for grad school?
We’ve got answers.

 

From your first application to your final payment, we’re committed to helping you every step of the way. Our 100% U.S.-based Ascent Customer Service team is here for you. Call us toll-free at 877-216-0876, email us at [email protected] or check out our top FAQs below:

Do you offer graduate school scholarships?
Yes. Ascent is giving away a $1,000 student scholarship every month. Enter for your chance to win in 3 easy steps – no essay required.
Are there any discounts or incentives for the Ascent Graduate Student Loans?
Yes, borrowers are eligible to receive the following incentives:


Automatic Payment Discount
: Borrowers can get a 0.25% interest rate discount if payments are made by automatic payment. The Automatic Payment Discount is available if the borrower is enrolled in automatic payments from their personal checking account and the amount is successfully withdrawn from the authorized bank account each month. Learn More »

1% Cash Back Graduation Reward: Borrowers are eligible to receive a 1% cash reward after graduation and upon meeting certain qualifying criteria. Learn More »

Refer A Friend: Earn up to $525 for each friend you refer – There’s no limit to what you can earn! See below for additional details or Learn More »

What are the credit requirements for the Ascent Graduate Student Cosigned and Non-Cosigned Credit-Based Loan options?
Ascent’s credit decisioning criteria is proprietary and subject to change, but you can check what rates you pre-qualify for in just four (4) steps without impacting your credit score. We consider credit history and several other factors including, but not limited to, credit score.
What are the eligibility requirements for the Ascent Graduate Student Cosigned and Non-Cosigned Credit-Based Loan options?

  • Ascent considers several factors which may include: creditworthiness, school, program, GPA and cost of attendance.
  • Ascent Graduate Student Loans are for graduate students that are at least half-time enrolled in a degree program at an eligible institution.
  • Students applying without a cosigner must be U.S. citizens or have U.S. permanent resident status. DACA students or students that are not a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident may apply with a credit worthy cosigner that is a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.