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A wholly owned subsidiary of Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation, which has more than 40 years of experience in the student loan industry, Aspire is constantly looking for ways to assist clients. Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation, an Iowa-based nonprofit that now does business as ISL Education Lending, was established in 1979 and began servicing federal student loans in 1981. Aspire, which was established in 2001, performs functions outside of Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation's tax-exempt designation by providing services to lenders, secondary markets and postsecondary institutions.


Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation is involved in the funding and delivery of private student loans. Aspire employees provide servicing for these and other loans.


Aspire developed its first complete online application and automated underwriting systems.


Aspire launched its refinance/consolidation application system to meet the growing needs of the company's customers and clients.


Aspire began providing loan origination and servicing for a new private loan program from the Illinois State Treasurer's Office and ISL Education Lending for Illinois residents. This marks the fourth state-based private loan program supported by Aspire.

Officers and Senior Management

Erin Lacey
Executive Vice President and Corporate Treasurer

Cindy Bartz
Senior Vice President of Project Management, Chief Information Officer and Corporate Secretary

Joe Bird
Senior Vice President of Business Development and Client Relations

Chris Hammerstrom
Vice President of Operations



Open positions are listed on the website for Aspire's parent company, Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation. See current openings at

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