Only 17% of U.S. employers offer student loan repayment assistance, which is straight up bananas. (Not to mention that some of those existing programs don’t offer any actual cash)
Okay, we're pretty serious about fixing student loans. We're humans too. And we're aware how easy it is to get stuck in an echo chamber and loose touch with reality. Which is why we think it's a good idea to ask smart people what they think.
Offering new benefits can be a lot. You've done all the legwork to figure out your teams student loan burdens and designed the perfect program to attract, retain, and engage top talent. Now you're ready to start looking at the numbers.
We asked experts all over the country what the top reason for offering student loan benefits is. We were totally blown away by the number and variety in responses.
What if every one of those gifts had been a contribution to your student loans instead? It’s staggering when you really think about it. A pile of things you don’t need. Or the freedom of paying off your student loans.
There’s a good chance that by November, you’ll be in the student loan repayment game. What do you need to know between now and then to put yourself in a good position?
Making payments on your student loans while you’re still in school may feel like a bit of a buzz kill. But it’s a choice that will pay you back in thousands more dollars in your pocket down the road.