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Our mission is to champion opportunity — to make the benefits of postsecondary education more attainable for all

Discover the divisions of Ascendium. Each is focused on elevating opportunity and enabling student success.

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We elevate opportunity

We’re a nonprofit organization. We’re a loan guarantor. An education philanthropy. We provide tools and services that drive postsecondary education and career success. And we believe in the power of education and workforce training to expand opportunity.

We give back

We also make donations to area nonprofits that fall outside the framework of our national philanthropy program’s funding strategy. These organizations share our commitment to helping more people from low-income backgrounds achieve their postsecondary and workforce training goals.