Planning To Go To College?
As your BFF (best financial friend), Ascentra offers supplemental private student loans through the Iowa Student Loan organization.
We work with Iowa Student Loan to offer private loans to help you pay for college as well as refinance existing student loans. As an Iowa nonprofit and the state’s student loan experts, Iowa Student Loan offers competitively priced loans.*
Partnership Advance Education and College Family Loan
The Partnership Advance Education Loan and College Family Loan were created to help you pay college costs while you are or your student is in school. With these loans, you know what you’re getting before you apply as all terms and conditions, including credit score requirements for specific rates, are provided upfront.
- The Partnership Loan is for students and their cosigners.
- The College Family Loan is for parents, family members and others who wish to borrow on behalf of a student.
Reset Refinance Loan
The Reset Refinance Loan can help you simplify repayment or pay lower interest costs on existing student loans after college. Find the rates and payments you qualify for by completing their online pre-qualification tool to see how you could benefit.
Tools and Tips to Help Minimize Borrowing
Take advantage of Iowa Student Loan’s free planning tools while planning for college and before applying for student loans to:
- Avoid overborrowing
- Explore jobs and potential earnings for graduates of specific majors.
- Estimate total college costs for four years of undergraduate students.
Before applying for a private loan, be sure to complete the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, first. You should also work with your college financial aid office to explore and exhaust all sources of student financial aid before seeking a private student loan.
- For students in Iowa: ICAN
- For students in Illinois: ISAC
- For Ascentra Members: Ascentra Scholarship Program
About Iowa Student LoanIowa Student Loan was established in 1979 as a private, nonprofit corporation, and its mission is to help Iowa students and families obtain the resources necessary to succeed in postsecondary education.
*Ascentra Credit Union is compensated by Iowa Student Loan for the referral of student loans.
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