Newcomers Initiative

Low-interest Financing for Immigration Services español

Many immigrants and refugees struggle to pay for the high cost of fees associated 

with immigration services.

Ascentra Credit Union has partnered with The Diversity Service Center of Iowa to help make the American Dream a reality for many with The Newcomers Initiative. 

Formerly known as The New Iowans Initiative, this program allows people in Illinois and Iowas who are clients of DSCI, and eligible for membership at Ascentra, to obtain low-interest loans to pay for immigration services. This program also provides financial education opportunities for all participants.

Ascentra accepts Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN) along with proper identification to establish membership. Loan terms subject to change.

For more information about the program call or visit:


The Diversity Service Center of Iowa

at 563-264-8883 

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

1514 Isett Avenue
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
Fax: 563-264-8088
Email: dscimuscatine@gmail.com


This program is made possible thanks to a generous grant from Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and RefugeesThe National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, and Northwest Area Foundation