Lyon unveils new loan repayment assistance program for future graduates

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Lyon is the first college in Arkansas to offer a loan repayment assistance program (LRAP), also known as the Lyon Pledge, to all new and incoming students starting with the fall 2021 semester. 

New and incoming students must sign up before the first day of classes on Tuesday, August 17.

“We want to show our conviction that graduates of Lyon College receive a quality education that prepares them to succeed in the workforce,” said Lyon President W. Joseph King.

“The Lyon Pledge is a promise to our students that we can help you repay your student loans if your income is low after graduation.”

The Lyon Pledge can help graduates repay their federal student, parent PLUS and private alternative loans if their income after graduation is below $43,000. 

“While we don’t believe the value of a degree from Lyon can be measured in dollars alone,” said King, “we understand that student loans are a barrier to higher education for many families. We want to ease student and parent financial concerns by offering families this financial safety-net.”

Lyon has partnered with Ardeo Education Solutions to offer the Lyon Pledge at no cost to students or families. The assistance will continue until the graduate’s income exceeds $43,000 or until their loans are completely paid off.

Eligible students must meet the following requirements after graduation to qualify for the Lyon Pledge:

  • Graduated from Lyon College
  • Working a minimum of 30 hours per week
  • Income below $43,000

For more information about the program or to sign-up, visit