UW-Platteville: School of Education to offer new loan repayment assistance program

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Education recently announced plans to offer a loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) to incoming elementary-middle level education majors starting in fall 2021.   

“At UW-Platteville, we are deeply committed to providing a high-quality education that is accessible to everyone,” said Chancellor Dennis J. Shields. “This program is one more way that we can help eliminate barriers to higher education that so many families face and give more students access to the outstanding opportunities and programs our School of Education provides.”  

The loan repayment assistance program will help School of Education graduates repay their federal student, parent PLUS and private alternative loans if their income after graduation is below $48,000.  

“Our graduates choose to major in education because of a strong desire to give back to their communities and to make an impact in their future students’ lives,” said Dr. Jen Collins, director of UW-Platteville’s School of Education. “We all know that we don’t adequately compensate teachers for the amazing work that they do. This is especially true in smaller, more rural communities, where salaries are typically lower than in larger suburban and urban districts. The LRAP is our way of telling our elementary-middle level education majors that you don’t have to choose between following your passions and paying your bills.” 

UW-Platteville has partnered with Ardeo Education Solutions to offer the loan repayment assistance program at no cost to students or families. The assistance will continue until the graduate’s income exceeds $48,000 or until their loans are completely paid off. 

For more information about the program or to sign-up, contact Craig Stout, UW-Platteville assistant director of undergraduate recruitment, at [email protected].