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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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    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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    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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    Aaron’s Story – Pursuing your Dream Career

    Students and Families Testimonials September 1, 2016

    Hoping to pursue a career in the music industry, Aaron Tremain sought a college education that would put him on the right track after graduation. Huntington University – which offers a degree in Music Business – was the perfect fit for Aaron. That is, except for the price tag. This left Aaron in a difficult position: if he were to attend Huntington, he’d need to […]

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    Holly’s Story – Providing a Sense of Peace

    Students and Families Testimonials June 10, 2016

    LRAP helps colleges and universities improve enrollment outcomes, but the true impact of LRAP is measured by the lives of students and graduates assisted by the program. Holly Lutton wanted to pursue a career in ministry, but worried about being able to pay back her student loans after graduation. Because of LRAP, Holly enrolled and […]

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    This Financial Literacy Month, Help Students Help Themselves

    College is Worth It Industry News Students and Families April 21, 2016 - By Jennifer Trauman

    April is financial literacy month, but unfortunately, it looks like financial education is arriving too little too late for millions of student loan borrowers. According to recent figures, of the nearly 22 million Americans with federal student loans, 43% are in default or behind on their student loan payments, representing over $200 billion dollars at […]

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    Jacquelyn’s Story – Financial Freedom

    Students and Families Testimonials April 14, 2016

    LRAP is an enrollment tool that helps colleges and universities improve enrollment, but the true impact of LRAP is measured by the lives of students and graduates assisted by the program. Jacquelyn Curtis wanted to pursue a career in art education after graduation, but worried about being able to pay back her student loans on […]

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    Giving Thanks

    LRAP News Students and Families November 20, 2015

    We’ve learned that the power of LRAP is most evident when you can hear it directly from those who benefit most from the program. While visiting our partner colleges’ campuses over the years, we’ve received numerous expressions of gratitude from LRAP students and parents. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’d like to share some with […]