Your Guide for College

Learn how to navigate through college, classes, roommates & more with these tips and financial advice from Ascent Student Loans today!

Financial Tips for College Students

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.

 

You’re not alone. Chances are, there are other college students wondering if they should drop a class or questioning if it’s too late to start applying for internships. Luckily, there’s probably an Ascent blog or video for that. Ascent has put together a college starter kit with helpful resources and pro tips to help you navigate through college.

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.

 

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College Tips

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 October 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 the 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 send that extra change to the loan servicer.*

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