Feb. 13, 2001 — ISL Service Corp. is created to perform functions outside of Iowa Student Loan's tax-exempt designation.
April 2, 2001 — iLink begins to work with colleges and universities and lenders throughout Iowa to streamline student loan program data transmission.
July 9, 2004 — ISL Service Corp. enters into a Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) consolidation origination and servicing agreement with CollegeInvest.
July 21, 2008 — Eighteen participating banks sign agreements for the first Iowa Alliance Private Student Loan ProgramSM (Iowa Alliance Loan) to provide loans to Iowa students who are unable to obtain a creditworthy cosigner.
July 28, 2008 — ISL Service Corp. enters into a private loan origination, purchase and servicing agreement with Veridian Credit Union, to be followed by eight other lender programs within the next three years.
May 19, 2009 — Agreements with 18 lenders are signed for the second Iowa Alliance Loan participation pool.
July 12, 2010 — The third participation pool of 14 lenders for Iowa Alliance Loan includes a two-year agreement.
Dec. 1, 2010 — ISL Service Corp. submits a proposal to service federal student loans under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loan).
May 18, 2011 — ISL Service Corp. signs a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Department of Education for Direct Loan servicing.
May 31, 2011 — ISL Service Corp. redeems participation interest in the 2008 – 2009 Iowa Alliance Loan pool.
June 16, 2011 — Higher Education Servicing Corporation contracts ISL Service Corp. to service $15 million in rehabilitated student loans.
July 20, 2011 — The board of directors approves the name change to Aspire Resources Inc. to better reflect the company's expanded operations.
April 12, 2012 — Aspire receives its first allocation of Direct Loan accounts from the U.S. Department of Education. Additional allocations are received in May, June, July and October 2012.
May 7, 2012 — Maine Education Services licenses Student Loan Game Plan, a unique interactive tutorial created by Iowa Student Loan to help borrowers understand the consequences of overborrowing for college and learn ways to reduce indebtedness.
July 5, 2012 — The U.S. Department of Education approves the addition of CollegeInvest, the Colorado
not-for-profit secondary market, to Aspire's Direct Loan servicing contract. This allows Aspire to service CollegeInvest's allocation of 100,000 federal loan accounts.
Aug. 31, 2012 — Indiana Secondary Market for Education Loans Inc. (ISM) licenses Student Loan Game Plan.
Sept. 30, 2012 — Aspire earns the highest marks for customer service among the U.S. Department of Education's not-for-profit federal loan servicers for the quarter running July through September 2012, the first quarter Aspire was included in the evaluation.
Oct. 8, 2012 — Aspire agrees to service private student loans on behalf of First Merchants Bank in partnership with ISM of Indiana.
Dec. 31, 2012 — Aspire, together with its parent company, Iowa Student Loan, services more than 300,000 federal student loan accounts on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education.
March 8, 2013 — The U.S. Department of Education approves the addition of Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA) to the Aspire contract, allowing Aspire to service RISLA's allocation of 100,000 federal loan accounts.
July 8, 2013 — Aspire partners with Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation, the Kentucky state-based not-for-profit, to assist with servicing its 100,000 federal loan accounts.
Sept. 17, 2013 — New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority licenses Student Loan Game Plan.