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A wholly owned subsidiary of Iowa Student Loan, which has more than 40 years of experience in the student loan industry, Aspire is constantly growing to provide more services to assist clients. Iowa Student Loan, an Iowa-based nonprofit, 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’s tax-exempt designation by providing services to employers, lenders, secondary markets and postsecondary institutions.

1992

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

2006

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

2014

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

2017

Aspire launched College Finance Benefits, a comprehensive suite of services for employers to assist employees.

Officers and Senior Management

Erin Lacey
Executive Vice President and Corporate Treasurer

Cindy Bartz
Vice President of Project Management and Chief Information Officer

Joe Bird
Senior Vice President of Business Development and Client Relations

Mary Kay DeBolt
Senior Vice President of Operations and Corporate Secretary

 

Careers

Open positions are listed on the website for Aspire's parent company, Iowa Student Loan. See current openings at www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Careers.

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