Fund Your Future

Ascent helps NTI-Arizona students pay tuition. We offer simple, straightforward consumer loans with flexible payment options. You deserve a valuable education, and we think financing it should be easy.

Submit an application without impacting your credit score.

Get pre-qualified in minutes, choose your financing, and get started on your career-transforming program.

Deposit to the school required
Minimum loan amount
Repayment plan Please see the calculator below for repayment examples
Interest rate Please see the calculator below for APR
5% origination fee
1.00% discount when you sign up for ACH
Credit score requirements
36 & 60-Month Loan
None
$2,0001
$25 Minimum Payment, Interest-Only, Immediate
6.99 - 16.50% Tooltip
Interest rate for the 36- & 60-month loans will depend on your credit profile.
Credit history and minimum score requirements2
12-Month Loan
$1,000 (contributes to tuition)
$1,0001
Immediate only
0%
No minimum credit history or score required2
24-Month Loan
$500 (contributes to tuition)
$1,0001
Immediate only
Fixed 16%
No minimum credit history or score required2

1. With the exception of borrowers with a Massachusetts permanent address, the minimum amount for Ascent's Standard Loan is $2,000, and the minimum amount for Ascent's 12 and 24 Month Loan Terms is $1,000. For all Ascent loan products, the minimum loan amount for borrowers with a Massachusetts permanent address is $6,001.

2. All applicants must pass a credit review that checks for certain derogatory credit items such as bankruptcy and debt in collections. Exact underwriting requirements vary by product.

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Our flexible payment options

Loans built with you in mind

Borrow up to $9995 for tuition and up to $0 for living expenses for the program at NTI-Arizona. Don’t forget, you can receive a 1.00% discount for enrolling in automatic payments with an Ascent loan.
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Immediate Repayment
Make full payments beginning about one month after your program starts.
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Interest-Only Repayment
Make interest-only payments in school and for three months after.
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$25 Minimum Repayment
Make a minimum monthly payment of $25 in school and for three months after.

Preview your monthly payments

Budget for your loan from start to finish. Adjust the options below to see possible monthly payments for your loan.

Please select a program

Monthly payment calculator

Adjust the loan amount, interest rate, and repayment details to find the right option for you. The loan calculator displays example monthly payments. Loan options, interest rate, and APR depend on credit profile and program.

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You can borrow up to $9995 for this program.

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You can borrow up to $0 for living expenses for this program.

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Your example loan

Monthly in-school payments
$83
Monthly post-school payments
$230
Total loan amount
$5,000
Total cost of loan Tooltip
This total cost includes the total loan amount, origination fee, and estimated interest.
$6,500
Interest rate
6.5%
APR *
5.0%
*APR - Annual Percentage Rate

Your example loan

Monthly in-school payments
$83
Monthly post-school payments
$230
Total loan amount
$5,000
Total cost of loan Tooltip
This total cost includes the total loan amount, origination fee, and estimated interest.
$6,500
Interest rate
6.5%
APR *
5.0%
*APR - Annual Percentage Rate
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How to use Ascent to pay for your program

  1. Submit an application to see if you pre-qualify without any impact to your credit score
  2. Preview your repayment options and choose the plan that works best for you
  3. Ascent confirms your eligibility with a hard credit check, and your school confirms your enrollment
  4. Ascent sends your tuition to your school so you can focus on your program

Available loan options

Finance your tuition at NTI-Arizona. Ascent bootcamp loans are consumer loans designed to help students access career-transforming education. Select your program to view available loan options.

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Electrical Fusion

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $2,000 up to $7,795.
Electrical Fusion - 12 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $6,795.
Electrical Fusion - 24 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $7,295.
Electrical Immersion Hybrid

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $2,000 up to $6,395.
Electrical Immersion Hybrid - 12 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $5,395.
Electrical Immersion Hybrid - 24 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $5,895.
Electrical Traditional

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $2,000 up to $9,995.
Electrical Traditional - 12 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $8,995.
Electrical Traditional - 24 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $9,495.
Entry Level Commercial Refrigeration

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $2,000 up to $3,495.
Entry Level Commercial Refrigeration - 12 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $2,495.
Entry Level Commercial Refrigeration - 24 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $2,995.
HVAC Fusion

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $2,000 up to $7,795.
HVAC Fusion - 12 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $6,795.
HVAC Fusion - 24 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $7,295.
HVAC Immersion Hybrid

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $2,000 up to $6,395.
HVAC Immersion Hybrid - 12 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $5,395.
HVAC Immersion Hybrid - 24 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $5,895.
HVAC Traditional

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $2,000 up to $9,995.
HVAC Traditional - 12 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $8,995.
HVAC Traditional - 24 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $9,495.
Paralegal Certificate Program

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $2,000 up to $6,978.
Paralegal Certificate Program - 12 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $5,978.
Paralegal Certificate Program - 24 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $6,478.
Plumbing Fusion

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $2,000 up to $7,795.
Plumbing Fusion - 12 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $6,795.
Plumbing Fusion - 24 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $7,295.
Plumbing Immersion Hybrid

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $2,000 up to $6,395.
Plumbing Immersion Hybrid - 12 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $5,395.
Plumbing Immersion Hybrid - 24 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $5,895.
Plumbing Traditional

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $2,000 up to $9,995.
Plumbing Traditional - 12 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $8,995.
Plumbing Traditional - 24 months

How much can I borrow for tuition?

From $1,000 up to $9,495.

Frequently asked loan questions

Are Ascent bootcamp loans student loans?

No, they are consumer loans to help pay for tuition or cost of living at our partner schools.

Given that Ascent bootcamp loans are not private student loans, what are some of the key differences between consumer loans for bootcamps and private student loans?

There are several key differences, and we encourage applicants to perform their own research into this topic. However, some of the high-level differences between an Ascent consumer loan for bootcamps and a private student loan include:

  • For private student loans, interest paid may be tax-deductible. For consumer loans for bootcamps, interest is not tax-deductible. Please consult your tax advisor to determine if this applies to you.
  • Consumer loans for bootcamps may be treated differently in the event of a borrower bankruptcy.
  • Private student loans may typically only be used for qualified education expenses as defined by the IRS.
Can I add a cosigner?

Yes, you can add a cosigner to your loan for the 36 or 60-month options. For the 12 and 24-month loan options, there is no minimum credit history or credit score required. There are two ways to qualify for an Ascent bootcamp loan: on your own or with a cosigner. Depending upon your credit health, a cosigner might be required. Cosigners may strengthen your application’s overall credit health. In some scenarios, adding a cosigner may reduce your interest rate and lower your payments. If you want a 36 or 60-month term option and are concerned about your eligibility for an Ascent loan, consider adding a cosigner with strong credit health.

You can choose to add a cosigner before you submit your loan application or may be given the option to add a cosigner after you apply.

If you would like to add a cosigner when you apply, you can select this option in the application. If your cosigner is with you, they can start their portion of the application right away. If not, we will send your cosigner an email asking them to complete their part. Your cosigner’s portion of the application will look very similar to yours.

We will keep you and your cosigner updated on the status of your application throughout the process. You will receive an email or a notification in the application if you or your cosigner have any required steps to take.

What is the loan’s origination fee?

You will be charged an origination fee of 5.0%. This will be added to the amount you borrow and is included in the total loan principal amount you finance. It covers the administrative fees associated with originating the loan. It is the only fee charged for accepting this loan and is part of your loan’s Annual Percentage Rate (APR). See example

Can I cancel or change my loan after I apply?

Yes, you can request to cancel or decrease your loan after you apply. Log in to your Ascent account at bootcamp.ascentfunding.com or reach out to [email protected] to request changes to your loan.

If funds have not been sent to your school, Ascent can easily process a request to cancel or decrease your loan.  If funds have already been sent to your school, we will follow your school’s refund policy.

Please note that Ascent cannot increase your loan amount after you apply. Instead, you may be able to cancel your loan and reapply for a greater loan amount.

Will I qualify for an Ascent loan?

Our goal at Ascent is to help students from all walks of life and with a broad range of backgrounds get access to the programs that interest them. We offer two possible ways to qualify for an Ascent loan: on your own or with a cosigner.

To see if you pre-qualify for an Ascent bootcamp loan, submit an application. In the pre-qualification process, we will conduct a soft credit check with no impact to your credit score. In addition to learning more about your eligibility, you can also see the rates and terms you pre-qualify for.

Solo applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients.  U.S. temporary residents may apply with a qualified U.S. citizen or permanent resident cosigner. All applicants must pass a credit review that checks for certain derogatory credit items. Credit underwriting varies based on the product borrowers select.

For the 12 and 24-month loan options, there is no minimum credit history or credit score required.

While our application process asks for income and employment details, we won’t use income, employment, or your requested loan amount to evaluate your application.

Adding a cosigner can help strengthen your application’s overall credit health, and may even help lower your loan’s interest rate, APR, or monthly payments.

Can non-U.S. citizens apply?

Yes. Individuals may apply as a borrower or cosigner based on their citizenship status as follows:

  • U.S. Permanent Residents – as a solo borrower, as a cosigner or as a borrower with a qualified cosigner.
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status – as a solo borrower or as a borrower with a qualified cosigner.
  • U.S. Temporary Residents – as a borrower with a qualified cosigner only.

Documentation requirements: The following are documentation will be required to verify your individual resident status:

  • For U.S. Permanent Residents: Provide a Permanent Resident Card.
  • For DACA status: Provide documentation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security / U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that indicates DACA status that does not expire within 6-months of the end of the enrollment period for which the loan is being requested.
  • For U.S. Temporary Residents:

A VISA that does not expire within 6-months of the end of the enrollment period for which the loan is being requested. with an acceptable category as follows:  F-1, F-3, G Series, H-1B, H-1C, H2-B, H-3, J-1, L-1, M-1, M-3, T-1, TN

OR

An I-20 Form (pages 1 & 2 and signed by the school) and an unexpired passport from country of origin.

OR

Form I-797, Notice of Action and unexpired passport from country of origin from an eligible Temporary Protected Status country from this list: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status.

When should I apply for a loan?

You can submit an application and become pre-qualified as early as 90 days before your program. Pre-qualification allows you to preview your rates and loan options. In the pre-qualification process, we will conduct a soft credit check with no impact to your credit score. Before accepting a loan option, please ensure you have enrolled in your program.

Can I pay off my loan faster than the initial term?

Yes, you can prepay your loan at any time without penalty. You have the flexibility to make early payments or fully pay off your loan without prepayment fees.

What’s the difference between fixed rates and variable rates?

Your interest rate is the base cost of borrowing money for the duration of your loan and is a percentage of the principal loan amount. It can be fixed (it will not change) or variable (it could change over time). Variable interest rates can increase or decrease throughout the life of your loan, which may result in your monthly payment changing over time. All Ascent loans for NTI-Arizona are fixed rate – your rate won’t go up!

What is the status of my application?

To see the status of your loan application, visit your Ascent account dashboard at bootcamp.ascentfunding.com. We will also send you emails throughout the process to keep you updated. You can save your progress in the application and return to it at any time.

Do I have to pay the full “total cost” of the loan shown in my loan offer even if I make early payments?

No, you can reduce your total cost by making early payments! This is a benefit we hope our borrowers take advantage of. When you apply for a loan, we show you as many details as we can upfront. One of those details is the total cost of the loan, which is the total amount you will pay over the scheduled lifetime of the loan. Our calculation of the total cost assumes that you will pay off your loan by making monthly on-time minimum payments for your entire loan term, which is either 12, 24, 36 or 60 months. The total cost includes (1) the origination fee of 5% of your loan amount, (2) the loan amount, and (3) any applicable interest accrued over the lifetime of the loan.

If you select the 12 Month Loan option the interest rate is 0%, so the total cost of your loan will be fixed at the loan amount plus the 5% origination fee.

With our loans, you can make early payments or fully pay off your loan at any time with no prepayment fees. Many of our borrowers graduate from their programs, land jobs, and pay off their loans early! This is a financially smart move, because if you make early payments, you will accrue less interest over the lifetime of your loan. In summary – we don’t hold you to the total cost you see in your loan offers. If you make early payments, you can reduce the interest you accrue, which reduces your loan’s total cost!

How does Ascent’s automatic payment discount work?

You can get a 1.00% interest rate reduction (depending on loan terms) if payments on your Ascent loan are made by automatic payment. The Automatic Payment Discount is available if you are enrolled in automatic payments from your personal checking account and the amount is successfully withdrawn from the authorized bank account each month. Any loans originated prior to March 11, 2024 will receive a 0.25% interest rate discount if payments are made automatically. Any loans originated on or after March 11, 2024 will receive a 1.00% interest rate discount if payments are made automatically (See Automatic Payment Discount Terms & Conditions.) 

Who are Richland State Bank and DR Bank and how are they related to Ascent?

Richland State Bank (RSB), and DR Bank, each Member FDIC, are lenders for Ascent bootcamp loans.

How and when will I repay my loan?

You have several options, including automated payments! After you apply for a loan, we’ll help you set up your repayment account. You’ll make your first payment about one month after your program starts (interest-only repayment, immediate repayment or minimum payment)

You will make monthly payments until your loan is fully repaid, and we are happy to say there’s no prepayment penalty or fee for early payments on Ascent loans. You can choose to pay the minimum monthly payment, or you can make larger payments. You have the flexibility to pay off your loan any time before your loan term ends.

Ascent offers several repayment options. Available options may vary depending on the loan terms you select.

  • Minimum Repayment option allows you to make minimum payments while you’re in school & for three months after. You’ll start making full payments about three months after your program ends.
  • Interest-Only Repayment Loans allow you to hold on to more of your savings during your training. You will start making low, interest-only payments about one month after your program starts and continue those payments for three months after the program ends. After this interest-only period, you will start making full payments (interest + principal).
  • Immediate Repayment Loans allow you to quickly get started on repayment. You will start making full payments (interest + principal) about one month after your program starts.

Aspire and Launch are the loan servicers for Ascent’s loans. This means Aspire or Launch will collect your monthly payments during the repayment phase of your loan. All loans applied for on or before June 9th, 2019 will be serviced by Aspire. All loans applied for on or after June 10th, 2019 will be serviced by Launch.

Need to pay your loan? Have a question about repayment on an existing loan?

If you applied for your loan on or before June 9th, 2019, visit Aspire online or call 1-800-243-7552.
If you applied for your loan on or after June 10th, 2019, visit AscentFunding.LaunchServicing.com or call 877-209-5297.

What is the repayment term for both the loan principal and interest?

For 12-month loan: Immediate Repayment

For 24-month loan: Immediate Repayment

For 36- and 60- month loan: Minimum Repayment, Interest Only and Immediate Repayment

Will my loan be refunded if I don’t complete my program or get a job?

While it is our hope that every student graduates and finds an awesome job in their chosen field, we understand that other circumstances may intervene.

If you are owed a refund by your school, Ascent will follow your school’s refund policies. Please refer to your school’s refund policies and student agreements. If your school offers an employment guarantee refund, the terms and requirements set therein, as well as the decision to extend a refund in such a scenario, is solely at the discretion of your school. Please contact your school for any questions regarding an employment guarantee refund or a standard refund.

Regarding your borrowed tuition funds:

  • You are responsible for repaying the full amount you borrow, plus any applicable accrued interest and fees.
  • If you are owed a tuition refund by your school, the refund transaction will be made to Ascent in the amount of the refund due (but in no event greater than what we paid to the school on your behalf). If there is a balance on your loan after any applied refund, you will be responsible for making monthly payments for the balance.

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