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Ascendium at a Glance

Ascendium is a nonprofit that provides student loan guaranty services, funds education philanthropy initiatives and offers a suite of products for borrowers and college campuses focused on helping borrowers successfully manage their debt.

  • We provide financial wellness information, tools and counseling to help more than 1.9 million borrowers nationwide succeed in federal student loan repayment.
  • We hold guarantees on nearly $52.7 billion in Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans.
  • Our earnings are channeled into our philanthropy program, one of the nation’s largest funders of postsecondary education initiatives.
  • Through four focus areas, we fund projects that support our mission to help more students from low-income backgrounds achieve their academic and career goals.
  • We employ over 250 employees nationwide.

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December 07, 2020
Only 20% of Student Loan Borrowers are Prepared to Reenter Repayment Once CARES Act Ends
November 18, 2020
Ascendium Education Group, Employees Step Up Community Support
October 22, 2020
Second Round of Maintain Momentum Grants Announced

We elevate opportunity

We’re a nonprofit organization. We’re a loan guarantor. An education philanthropy. We provide tools and services that drive college completion and lifelong success.

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