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New Ascent Student Loan Helps Those Who Need It Most: GS2 Introduces Ascent Independent & Enhances Options for Students

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Goal Structured Solutions, Inc. (“GS2”) announces that students are now empowered to alleviate the unnecessary debt burden on their families with the next iteration of its Ascent Program for Funding Education (“Ascent”). Ascent Independent is a new student loan that considers more than a credit score and current income to give students greater opportunities to pay for school on their own, without a cosigner. To help make paying for school more affordable for students, GS2 also improved pricing and introduced fixed rates for both Ascent Independent and the existing Ascent Tuition student loans.

Today’s announcement reflects GS2’s ongoing commitment to provide students with more opportunities to fund their education with a loan in their own name. Over 1,800 schools are currently eligible for Ascent Independent and Ascent Tuition. Ascent addresses a real need for students and enhances access to higher education, while preserving the notion that students and their families should not be over-burdened with debt.

“We continue to provide innovative solutions in education finance that change the way people pay for college. Our Ascent Program for Funding Education, with its new Independent product, is our boldest innovation yet.  While the rest of the market is making loans to parents, our objective is to put the money in the hands of the people who need it the most, students!” added Ken Ruggiero, Chairman and CEO of GS2. “We’ve developed our products with students in mind.  We believe that higher education is a worthy investment and an opportunity for students to gain financial literacy and security.”

Ascent student loans are made by Richland State Bank (RSB), Member FDIC, or Turnstile Capital Management, LLC,
a wholly owned subsidiary of Goal Structured Solutions, Inc. (GS2).

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For Schools & Partners

 The Ascent Program for Funding Education offers clearly defined private loan products to match a school’s funding needs.
Please contact us at 619.980.6441 or send an email to [email protected] for details, including eligibility requirements to
offer our Ascent Independent, Ascent Tuition, Ascent Health, and Ascent Assured loan programs at your school.
What Our Partners Are Saying…“We are thrilled to join forces with Goal Structured Solutions, a lending partner that shares our understanding of the student and our
approach to predicting success for future graduates,” said Stacie Whisonant, Founder and CEO of PYT Funds. “By partnering with GS2,
we anticipate continued success in our efforts to open more doors for students in need and help level the playing field for access to higher
education.Our goal is to serve significantly more students especially during the upcoming spring semester as graduation nears, and also,
more importantly, for those students preparing for the fall semester.”


About Goal Structured Solutions, Inc.
Goal Structured Solutions, Inc. (“GS2”) is an administrator and developer of student loan programs, including student loan programs conducted by unaffiliated parties. GS2 is an award-winning, values guided, employee owned and governed, finance and asset management company providing a comprehensive array of products and services, including: trust administration, portfolio management, loan performance analytics and capital markets advisory services to the education finance marketplace. GS2 currently manages over $26 billion of private and federally-guaranteed student loans for its clients and partners. In addition to providing services, GS2 has deployed over $140 million of capital in acquiring over $3.1 billion of performing and non-performing loan portfolios.  We offer services within the student lending life cycle:

•  Trust Administration

•  Master Servicing

•  Private Student Loan Originations 

•  Loan & Receivable Purchasing

•  Capital Markets Advisory Services

•  Income Share Agreement Funding Structures

GS2 is headquartered in San Diego, CA where they have been awarded “Best Places to Work” by the San Diego Business Journal (2015 – 2016) and received the “2016 Top Workplaces” honor from The San Diego Union-Tribune.  Please call 619-405-0886 or email [email protected] for inquiries regarding GS2 service offerings. 


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