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A Valued Higher Education Partner

Ardeo Education Solutions is a public benefit company that partners with higher education institutions to provide Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAPs) that are smart for students and smart for colleges.

Ardeo is a Latin verb meaning “to be on fire” or “of passion.” We are passionate about the life changing impact of higher education – and are committed to lighting a path for students that helps eliminate barriers that often restrict them from pursuing their passions on campus and after graduation.

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”


A powerful promise

Ardeo’s Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAPs) are a compelling safety net for prospective students and their families. LRAPs provide a powerful promise: if income after graduation is modest, the program will help repay federal student loans, parent PLUS loans and private alternative loans.

LRAPs Impact Enrollment Decisions

Gain insights from RNL & Ardeo’s Admitted Student Family Report, featuring perspectives from 1,200+ families

16.1% of matriculated families said their student would not have enrolled at their chosen institution without the offer of a Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)

2021 RNL & Ardeo Admitted Student Family Report

13% of non-matriculant students would have attended the surveying institution if they had been offered a Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)

2021 RNL & Ardeo Admitted Student Family Report

Ardeo’s Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAPs) help remove barriers to higher education. According to report, the following demographic groups would not have attended their chosen college or university without the offer of an LRAP:
- 24.6% of students of color
- 23.6% of first-generation students
- 27.2% of students with a family income <$100K

2021 RNL & Ardeo Admitted Student Family Report

How LRAPs Help Colleges and Universities

Drive Your Enrollment
The promise of the LRAP is compelling and motivates prospective students to enroll and graduate from your institution.

Differentiate Your Institution
Show students and their families that you have skin in the game; standing behind the value of your degree.

Increase Your Revenue
You are in the driver’s seat and control strategic use of your LRAP, and you only pay a per-student fee when it works.

How LRAPs Help Students and Families

Provide Peace of Mind
The promise of the LRAP reduces stress for cost-conscious students and their families, during the college selection process.

Remove Financial Barriers
Students and families can feel more empowered to take advantage of the opportunity that borrowing can unlock.

Enable Right-Fit Enrollment
Overcoming fear and uncertainty caused by borrowing, LRAPs enable students to enroll in their best-fit program, so they don’t have to settle.

Learn How To Use LRAPs From the Experts

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“The Mission Statement of IWU speaks to a commitment to diversity and social justice. LRAP has given us a tool to better live out that commitment.”

Greg King
Dean of Admissions and Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, Illinois Wesleyan University

“LRAP has significantly helped our university enroll more students while offering real value.”

Mike Frechette
Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Financial Services, Pacific Lutheran University

“I remember receiving my first LRAP check in the mail. I cried. I laughed. I jumped up and down with joy! I was filled with extreme gratitude.”

Brianna Loomis
LRAP Award Recipient

“Colleges and universities need to embrace innovative solutions to enhance student access. Higher ed leaders need to know about the “powerful promise” described in this book, because it can help immediately bridge the financial gap that exists for so many families.”

Chant Thompson
Executive Director, NACCAP

“LRAPs are another potentially valuable tool in the increasingly challenging task of recruiting students. From research I’ve led with admitted students and their parents, I know the presence of an LRAP is enough of a tipping point for college choice to make it a valuable investment.”

Tim Fuller
Founder, Fuller Higher Ed Solutions

"My best advice to students and parents is to put LRAP high on the list of must-haves before they start the process of selecting a college. As this book demonstrates, it’s the only reasonable way to take on student loans."

Mary Hunt
Author and Founder Debt-Proof Living

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