College Student Loans: The Ascent Approach | Forbes

Forbes

“Fundamental to Ascent’s approach is urging consumers of higher education to understand taking on a loan as businesses often do—as a smart investment in future earnings. It takes training to be smart. To learn more about their approach, I spoke with Ken Ruggiero, CEO of Goal Structure Solutions, which launched its Ascent Student Loans Program in 2017, in part due to what Ken had witnessed the year before as his son sought to understand and navigate the college process.”

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As financial burden rises, college students question value of education | USA TODAY

USA Today

“Not only are students paying for a bigger part of the bill, 47.2 percent said they will need to cover more of their college costs than they originally thought, the Ascent survey found…’People now regularly view education as an expense, rather than an investment,’ said Ken Ruggiero, chairman and CEO of Goal Structured Solutions, the administrator of Ascent Student Loans.” […] Read more

Students Shoulder More College Costs — But Doubt the Value of a Degree | Student Loan Hero

Student Loan Hero

“’We need to once again take an investment approach, and arm students and their parents with information and guidance that will help them better align their level of investment with expected outcomes, such as graduation rates and expected earnings,’ said Ken Ruggiero, chairman and CEO of Goal Structured Solutions, the administrator of Ascent Student Loans, in a statement about the survey.” […] Read more

Ascent Non-Cosigned Student Loans are Changing the Way Students Pay for College – On Their Own!🎓💰

Ascent Non-Cosigned Student Loans are Changing the Way Students Pay for College – On Their Own!

Does the ever-increasing cost of college have you stressing about cosigning for your college student’s loans? If that’s the case, it may be time to reassess how the cost of college is being paid. For juniors and seniors, the Ascent Non-cosigned Loan may be a good option to help finance the cost without a cosigner’s help. […] Read more