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    Colleges Offer Graduates Help Repaying Loans

    LRAP In The News June 17, 2011

    Law schools have done it for years. Now, some private liberal arts colleges are experimenting with the idea: They’re offering upfront to help students pay off their loans after they graduate. The financial-aid benefit, which targets students who expect to pursue careers in low-paying public-service fields, aims to help colleges attract and retain students who […]

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    Worried About College Loans? Look For A Loan Repayment Assistance Program

    LRAP In The News January 25, 2017

    As Seniors assess different college offers in advance of the national enrollment deposit deadline of May 1st, many are weighing the pros and cons of borrowing money to finance their college educations.  Borrowing within reason, starting college with federally subsidized and unsubsidized amounts totaling $5500 for the first year and heading for the national average […]

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    Webinar | Grow Enrollment and Net Revenue by Incorporating LRAP (mid-cycle) in Your Financial Aid Strategy

    LRAP News January 24, 2017

    Financial aid can make or break a student’s decision to attend your institution. LRAP (Loan Repayment Assistance Program) keeps students from walking out the door by helping eliminate concerns about debt – and at a significantly lower cost than the amount of additional institutional aid typically needed to change an enrollment decision. Several innovative colleges […]

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    Webinar | Grow Enrollment by 5%: An LRAP Pilot Case Study

    LRAP News December 7, 2016

    Would 5% growth in next year’s incoming class help your institution meet its enrollment and net revenue goals? Piloting LRAP in early 2017 could provide a significant enrollment and net revenue lift for your school. Join us for our upcoming webinar, Grow Enrollment by 5%: An LRAP Pilot Case Study, with Janine Becker, Vice President of […]

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    Courtney’s Story – A Path to College

    LRAP News December 15, 2016

    Struggling to find a way to pay for her education, Courtney Zellar realized that student loans were going to be necessary if she wanted to attend her first-choice college. But federal loans wouldn’t be enough and Courtney was forced to explore additional loans through private lenders. Private loans required a parent or guardian cosigner—something that […]

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    Webinar | 3 Easy, Low-Risk Ways to Pilot LRAP

    LRAP News November 11, 2016

    Have you thought about trying LRAP at your institution but didn’t know where to start?  Attend our webinar and we’ll show you how others have successfully tested LRAP. Join us for our upcoming webinar, 3 Easy, Low-Risk Ways to Pilot LRAP on November 17 at 2pm EST. We’ll discuss tested and proven methods of using […]

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    LRAP Welcomes 5 New Partner Colleges This Fall

    LRAP News October 18, 2016

    We are proud to welcome the following colleges into the LRAP family: • Hanover College (Hanover, IN) • Bethany College (Bethany, WV) • Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY) • The University of Findlay (Findlay, OH) • Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR) We are pleased to welcome these institutions into the growing group of LRAP […]

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    Helping Grads Get on their Feet

    HigherEd Industry News October 6, 2016

    Nearly half of recent college graduates are underemployed (i.e. working in positions that don’t typically require a college degree), according to new research published by the New York Federal Reserve. But that doesn’t mean they’re all baristas — or working in other low-skilled occupations. 44.6% of recent grads are working in positions that don’t require a college degree, […]

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    Lauren’s Story – Supporting Dreams

    LRAP News September 29, 2016

    The first time Lauren Kerr stepped foot onto the campus of Huntington University, she knew it was the college for her. But as many prospective college students can attest, finances were a major obstacle. Prior to learning about LRAP, Lauren was considering a less expensive university closer to home — one that wouldn’t have provided the Christian […]

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    Webinar | How LRAP can Help Overcome Prior-Prior Year Challenges

    LRAP News September 23, 2016

    How is your institution preparing for the potential challenges caused by the shift to Prior-Prior Year? Many institutions are planning to offer financial aid earlier – resulting in more financial aid appeals and a longer time for students to request a deposit refund. LRAP can help overcome these challenges by boosting financial aid packages, assisting […]