Ascent Funding is a private loan company that prioritises students by offering student loans for education and consumer loans for boot camps. As with other loan providers, students can apply for an Ascent student loan that needs a cosigner. However, Ascent also provides non-cosigned loans that might be based on a student's credit or future earning prospects. Ascent Funding was established in 2015 and is headquartered in San Diego. Students who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents, or who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status - termed "Dreamers" – are eligible to apply for Ascent private student loans.