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Press Kit

For those writing about us, here's a quick overview of our company and branding.

About Ascendium

We're a nonprofit that believes postsecondary education is the most effective opportunity maker, whether in the form of a university degree, technical certificate, apprenticeship or any other credential that leads to a fulfilling career. Our vision is a world where everyone has the opportunity to rise to their highest potential. We work every day to break down the barriers preventing people from achieving their academic and career goals.

Ascendium Name and Usage

  • When referring to Ascendium for the first time, use "Ascendium Education Group." In subsequent references within that same communication, use "Ascendium."
  • When writing about Ascendium in news releases and formal publications, please include one of the following descriptions, based on available space.

LONG DESCRIPTION

Ascendium Education Group is the nation's largest federal student loan guarantor, a leading postsecondary education philanthropy and a provider of solutions to support academic achievement, long-term financial wellness and student loan repayment success. Ascendium, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides information, tools and counseling to help millions of borrowers nationwide avoid default and keep the door to re-enrollment open. Ascendium's philanthropic mission is to elevate opportunities and outcomes for learners from low-income backgrounds to access and succeed at postsecondary education, workforce training and career success. To learn more, visit ascendiumeducation.org.

SHORT DESCRIPTION

Ascendium Education Group, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the nation's largest federal student loan guarantor, a leading postsecondary education philanthropy and a provider of solutions to support academic achievement, long-term financial wellness and student loan repayment success.

Logos

Before using the Ascendium logo, review our Ascendium Logo Guidelines for direction on how to use and apply the logo for different situations. The EPS format works well for professionally printed materials. The JPEG and PNG formats work well for all other materials. 

Quick Facts

  • We were founded in 1967.
  • We employ over 250 employees nationwide.
  • Our corporate headquarters is in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • We hold guarantees on nearly $52.7 billion in Federal Family Education Loan Program loans.
  • We support almost two million borrowers nationwide with repaying their federal student loans.
  • We partner with colleges, employers and financial institutions to provide a comprehensive suite of solutions, called Attigo. These solutions support academic achievement, financial wellness and student loan repayment success. Attigo is a Latin word meaning to reach and achieve.
  • Our earnings are channeled into our national education philanthropy program. We're one of the nation's largest funders of postsecondary education and workforce training initiatives.
  • We invest in companies at the forefront of revolutionizing education delivery and financial services. These investments allow us to take measurable steps toward achieving our mission while realizing financial returns that we channel into our philanthropy program.