Colleges partner with Ardeo because our program positively impacts enrollment decisions, and reinforces a commitment to long-term student success. College leaders appreciate LRAPs for their ability to help institutions grow enrollment and improve retention, as well as to shape their class and increase participation in specific academic programs.
Ardeo's LRAPs help provide peace of mind so families can confidently support their students’ academic and professional goals—regardless of their current financial situation and future earning potential. Ardeo's LRAPs work like Student Loan Insurance—they help repay federal student, private alternative and parent PLUS loans if a graduate's income is modest. Reimbursements are paid directly to the graduate.Benefitting from an Ardeo LRAP is simple:
Ardeo's LRAPs help enroll students who are reluctant to borrow.
Ardeo's LRAPs are designed to be adaptable to fit the strategic initiatives of our partner colleges. Some schools offer LRAPs selectively to secure “on-the-fence” students, or to a targeted group that aligns with their institutional goals (e.g., to out-of-state students). Others give LRAPs to all incoming students to maximize the value they get from the program. Ardeo's LRAPs are designed to put college administrators in the driver’s seat, allowing each college to customize their LRAP strategy to align with their current initiatives and strategic enrollment goals.
The benefits of Ardeo's LRAPs are proportional to usage; since colleges only pay for students who enroll and borrow, the impact on net revenue only increases with the number of students attending as a result of the program.
A recent University of Michigan study found that 74% of students and parents with knowledge of their LRAP award said it positively impacted their decision to enroll. When provided to all incoming students and communicated well, clients regularly increase enrollment by more than 10%. When provided on a targeted basis to low-yield, low-discount cells, Ardeo's LRAPs can significantly increase yield rate in those cells.
We’ve had schools launch the program and see results within days of signing up. The speed depends on your sense of urgency and time of year. Typically, we train new clients and help them begin using Ardeo's LRAPs within three weeks after they sign up. They begin seeing results right away.
We understand that providing this valuable promise to your students requires confidence that Ardeo Education Solutions will be able to make good on that promise when the time comes. We have worked with leading professional service providers to structure our program for long term success and sustainability. We have insurance backing for the program from an A-rated insurance provider and the program was developed in conjunction with an industry-leading actuarial firm.
For the student, LRAPs wrap around existing federal programs and provide more generous benefits. With Ardeo's LRAP, students are more likely to attend their first-choice college, more inclined to major in their preferred field, and less prone to transfer or drop out. Ardeo's LRAPs also cover all loans certified by a college's financial aid office, including Federal Direct loans, Parent PLUS, and private alternative loans.
For colleges, Ardeo's LRAPs change enrollment decisions in the college's favor in a way the federal programs do not. Ardeo's LRAPs act as a differentiator from competitor institutions. We regularly receive positive feedback from colleges that use LRAPs about how powerful of a tool LRAPs are for them. Simply put, Ardeo's LRAPs change enrollment decisions.
Yes, for example; research conducted by the University of Michigan’s National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good found that 74% of students and parents with knowledge of their school’s LRAP offering said it positively impacted their decision to enroll. Other studies conducted by Stamats and Credo provide evidence of the impact Ardeo's LRAPs have on enrollment decisions.