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Lift learners up

Drive student access, program completion, and career outcomes with our employer-sponsored education and career pathway programs.

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Thousands of schools and programs supported

University of Pennsylvania
Vanderbilt University
University of Cincinnati
Boston University
Virginia Tech

Stride Funding or FinWise Bank's loans are not endorsed by the above schools. Stride Funding and FinWise Bank are not affiliated with the above schools.

Why Stride

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We drive access & outcomes

Connecting employers, schools, and students drives access, engagement, and outcomes for all.

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We give students options

We support 98% of student loan servicers (federal or private), providing optionality and optimized rates for students.

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We’re compliance & regulatory experts

Experienced in-house compliance team with deep educational and financial regulation expertise.

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We build careers & reduce student debt

We connect students to employers who will commit to them now, and repay their loans later. Here’s how it works:


We match talented students with future employers while in school


Employers agree to sponsor cost of education for selected students—in exchange for employment period after graduation


Students sign future employment agreements directly with employer while still in school


We remit employer payments to ~98% of student loan servicers, federal and private, during retention period

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I grew up in poverty. I have always been supporting myself and my family. Being able to knock out two years of debt is just an incredible, incredible opportunity. It eases a lot of worries about what life looks like after school.

Matthew, O.D. in Optometry
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Stride funding contributed to a huge portion of me going to nursing school and to pursue my dreams and goals. My program was really expensive, and Stride helped me to find a way to make sure I didn’t miss a single moment of school due to cost.

Gina, BS in Nursing

Partner with us

We partner with high-outcomes institutions to facilitate employer sponsored loan and pathway programs. Here’s how universities partner with us.

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Share opportunities with eligible students
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Co-host information sessions with us
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Connect us with on-campus partners

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