Ascent Benefits for Students

Tips & Programs to Help Expand Possibilities for Students

Beyond a Student Loan

Ascent is invested in your journey to academic achievements and financial wellness by offering benefits that go beyond a student loan. We encourage awareness of the potential financial outcomes of your college choices (school, major, years in school, financing your education), helping you visualize where your career could go and what it could be – encouraging better decisions today to open up greater future opportunities.

Ascent offers additional resources to help you thrive throughout college and beyond. From learning how to find a cosigner and how to budget during school to how to find a mentor and secure a job after college, Ascent is committed to helping you on your journey to financial success.

 

Your Journey to Financial Wellness

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’re here to break it all down for you with exclusive content and tips that you can actually use and start applying today!

Top Budgeting Hacks

Like everything else, budgeting takes time, practice and patience as you learn to manage your monthly bills and expenses, while still enjoying your college experience. Fortunately, we have resources to help you start to manage your money better and set yourself up for financial success, even after you graduate.

 

Top Career Advice

Landing an internship is one of the best opportunities you can take advantage of while in college. For tips on how to land your dream internship or how to get ready for your first job after college, Ascent has helpful videos and blogs to prepare you.

 

Guide for College

Deciding on class schedules, finding housing for the next school year, having awkward (and sometimes uncomfortable) conversations with your roommates – all new adventures as you start your college career that no one really prepares you for beforehand. Luckily, there’s probably an Ascent blog or video for that.

 

Ways to Get Cash

 

Over $50,000 in Scholarships
We’re giving away over $50,000 in scholarships this year. We offer a new scholarship every month – no essay required. Enter for a chance to win our monthly scholarship.

 

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 50,000+ of your favorite stores. You can accumulate cash rewards and make payments with Ascent Rewards. *

 

1% Cash Back at Graduation
If you choose t0 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.*

 

* Ascent Funding, LLC affiliates are participants of Ascent’s Partner Program designed to provide additional resources for students and their families. Ascent Funding, LLC receives a small commission for every user who clicks on one of the partner links and signs up to receive the services offered through Ascent’s Additional Student Resources page. Ascent is not responsible for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the partner sites or reliance on any information provided on the partner site. The use of the partner site, and in some cases the mobile application, and your reliance on any information on the partner site is solely at your own risk.