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Recovering from Default Is Easier Than You Think

People in Milwaukee County have a special opportunity to receive free, personalized student loan counseling if they've defaulted on their federal student loans.

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Committed to Serving Borrowers in Milwaukee County

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is changing numerous student loan program policies and benefits. One developing initiative called “Operation Fresh Start” would allow defaulted borrowers the opportunity to reenter repayment in good standing.

Committed to Serving Borrowers in Milwaukee County

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is changing numerous student loan program policies and benefits. One developing initiative called “Operation Fresh Start” would allow defaulted borrowers the opportunity to reenter repayment in good standing.

To date, ED has provided little information as to what borrowers will have to do to receive a Fresh Start. As a guarantor, we are in direct contact with ED and receive updates and program details as they formulate them.

We know our holistic student loan repayment support services are imperative and will remain relevant as Fresh Start and other student loan program changes are announced. Our personalized counseling will incorporate any new ED directives relevant to the borrowers we serve. During these uncertain times, regardless of any programmatic changes, we want to reiterate our commitment to serve defaulted student loan borrowers in Milwaukee County.

The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) awarded Ascendium Education Solutions a grant to help defaulted federal student loan borrowers start over. We’re a Wisconsin-based nonprofit with more than 50 years of student loan expertise. We've helped millions of student loan borrowers avoid default or start over after default. We can help you, too!


  • Wisconsin DOA Equitable Recovery Grant Recipient

  • Wisconsin-based Nonprofit Organization

  • Helping Student Loan Borrowers for 50+ Years

  • Student Loan Expert Trusted by Millions

Make Your Life Easier

Repairing your default can open doors.
No more wage garnishments or tax offsets.
Access to federal student aid to continue your education.
Federal student loan forgiveness programs.
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We Make Starting Over Simple

Student loans are complicated! Our hands-on support includes a personal loan counselor to guide you through resolving your default, from beginning to end. Our counselors have extensive student loan knowledge, making them experts in knowing which questions to ask, the paperwork to complete and the best option for you to start over after student loan default.

  1. Sign Up for this Free Service

    Milwaukee County residents, contact us now to resolve your default!

  2. Get a Personal Loan Counselor

    Through confidential discussions, an experienced counselor will take the time to get to know your unique situation and share the best options to help you start over.

  3. Receive Support Until Your Default is Resolved

    Monthly consultations will guide you through the steps to resolve your default.

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