has joined the Ascent family!

Skills Fund & Ascent will both operate under the Ascent brand and are committed to delivering affordable loan options to millions of underserved students.

Student Resources

Ascent is committed to partnering with innovative companies paving the way for students to achieve financial wellness and a healthy well-being while attending college. Take a walk through our partner community and visit our partner sites to learn more.


Avibra is a free mobile app offering content to improve your well-being as well as no-cost life insurance for students.*


Chipper is a dynamic loan management app that encourages students to tackle their student loans in a smarter and faster way. Thinking about grabbing an acai bowl this morning? Round up to the nearest dollar and apply those extra cents to your highest loan amount every week.

Ascent Rewards

Ascent Rewards is an effortless cash back program designed to help students receive rewards by directing the cash they earn toward bills, savings, or charitable donations.*


ChangEd is (literally) changing the way students build a secure and efficient way to manage their student loans. How does it work? ChangEd securely links to a student’s credit and debit cards, then rounds purchases to the next dollar and send that extra change to the loan servicer.


Jobspeaker is an online community of experts working to bridge the gap between education, employment and beyond. It’s a collaboration platform for students, jobseekers, college career services, and employers looking to bring on the right talent for their growing teams.


Embark is a leading provider of online application and admissions software to schools, universities, colleges, and fellowship programs around the world. They launched, CollegeCents, to help students claim their financial aid.

*Ascent Funding, LLC receives a small commission for every user who clicks on this partner link and signs up to receive the services offered through Ascent’s Student Resources page. Ascent is not responsible for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of a partner site or reliance on any information provided on the partner site. The use of a partner site and where available a partner’s mobile application, and your reliance on any information contained therein, is solely at your own risk.


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