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5 Job Perks Small Businesses Can Afford

Offering elaborate perks such as catered meals, on-site massages, and yoga classes have become expected benefits at large, high profile corporations. Meanwhile, millions of small and midsize companies continue to seek reasonable small business perks conducive to...

How Do You Compare Colleges?

Forbes and Time Money recently released their college rankings lists for this year. Each publisher has a different methodology for deciding which schools to include and how they are ranked. Both Forbes and Time Money filtered 5,000+ colleges in America down to around...

IRS Rule Ties Student Loan Benefits to 401(k)

Last month, an employer organization received a private letter ruling (PLR) from the IRS clearing the way for student loan benefits to be tied to a 401(k) plan. The organization asked for a tax-exempt 5% 401(k) match to employees who contribute at least 2% of their...

New Standards for Student Loan Benefit Programs

Student Loan Guidance & Contribution (SLGC) programs have become the hot benefit for attracting and retaining college-educated talent. With numerous companies offering various versions of SLGC,  it's hard to know what should be included in your benefits. A voluntary...

How to Implement a Student Loan Benefit

After deciding to offer a student loan benefit, the last thing you want to deal with is a confusing implementation process. Implementing a student loan benefit should require minimal effort. Payment Purchasing is the first step in the implementation process. You'll...

Should You Invest or Pay Down Student Debt?

When you're in the desirable situation of having a extra money in your monthly budget, what do you do with those additional funds? Save it? Use it to pay down student debt? Invest it? It's not always an obvious decision. If you save it, then your money isn't working...

Demand for Student Loan Assistance Grows

Our latest survey report shows strong desire for student loan repayment options over traditional employee benefits and trending voluntary benefits alike There are nearly 44 million Americans bearing over $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. IonTuition, the leading...

Student Loan Statistics

Millions of Americans have taken out student loans to afford college for themselves or their dependents. National statistics reveal how student loans became a crippling economic concern. Employers have an opportunity to offer a student loan repayment benefit that can...

Apply and Track FAFSA on Your Phone

As a component of FSA's Next Generation (Next Gen) Financial Services Environment, the Department of Education recently released an app for students to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. A beta version of the app, called My Student Aid,...

Why Provide Amazing Benefits?

Student loan assistance is an amazing benefit. Offering this benefit along with other popular offerings can have dramatic impact on your company's reputation, morale, and productivity. Reason #1: Workers tend to care more about benefits Glassdoor reported that 4 in 5...

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