The Ascent program is guided by a focus on transparency, financial education and student outcomes, working with students and families to view college and evaluate their financial aid options as an investment, not an expenditure. Further, Ascent is the only student loan provider that incorporates financial education into the application process and requires all students and cosigners to complete a financial literacy module before approving loans. […] Read more
College Students Taking on More Financial Responsibility While Lacking Confidence in the Value of Their Education
Study commissioned by Ascent Students Loans reveals interesting insights regarding the cost and financing of higher education
According to a May 2018 nationwide study* by Ascent Student Loans:
Student’s financial burden is greater than expected. Nearly half of students report they are now shouldering more responsibility in paying for college than originally anticipated.
The perception of value is not keeping pace with the price tag. 51 percent of students do not believe the value of a college education has kept up with the rising cost.
There are significant gaps in student knowledge relative to financing options and what their future payments will look like. Only […] Read more