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    Courtney’s Story – A Path to College

    Students and Families Testimonials 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

    Webinar 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

    Client News 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

    College is Worth It 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

    Students and Families Testimonials 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

    Industry News LRAP Strategies Webinar 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 […]

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    Debt Concerns Impact Enrollment: 2016 Survey of Admissions Directors

    Industry News September 23, 2016

    Worry about student debt continues to negatively impact enrollment for colleges of all types, according to an annual survey recently published by Inside Higher Ed. The 2016 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors asked 339 admissions directors (or those with equivalent titles) about issues relevant to their profession: particularly, the growing impact of debt on students’ enrollment decisions. Nearly 9 of […]

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    Infographic | What’s an LRAP?

    LRAP News Students and Families October 21, 2016

    Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAPs) aren’t exactly new, but they very well may be the future of financial aid. Learn the basics with this infographic.

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    Daniel’s Story – LRAP Opened Doors

    Students and Families Testimonials September 13, 2016

    A talented graduate of the Detroit Public Schools system, Daniel Peake was counting on a scholarship to be able to afford attending his first-choice college, Spring Arbor University. But after learning that this scholarship was valid only at certain colleges, Daniel considered abandoning his plans altogether — he couldn’t afford to pay for Spring Arbor’s tuition out-of-pocket, and […]

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    Keystone College Attracts Media Attention with LRAP

    Client News LRAP News September 22, 2016

    Keystone College (La Plume, PA) has recently drawn significant media attention after announcing the Keystone Commitment – a loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) provided to incoming new students beginning in Fall 2017. Like other LRAPs, the program promises to help repay graduates’ student loan payments if they’re earning less than $40,000 per year after graduation. Watch one […]