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Apr
16
Hiring Talented Workers Has Become More Difficult

A Stronger Economy Means Greater Demand for Skilled Workers While the economy enjoys low unemployment rates, companies are finding it difficult to find and recruit talented workers. Many companies are offering higher wages and better compensation packages to require and retain talent. However, talented workers now have options when looking…

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Apr
9
How to Recruit Better Job Candidates

Recruiting talented workers is a problem many companies face. The difficulty is finding a candidate the has all of the skills you’re looking for. Most job positions require a mixture of technical, personal, and practical skills that few people possess on the first day of the job. It’s also difficult…

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Apr
3
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IonTuition: Gold Winner for Best Bank/Finance Website

The Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media competition, has announced the 2017 award winners to highlight last year’s “best of the best” in interactive media production. IonTuition.com was recognized for its excellence with the Gold Winner Award for the Best Bank/Finance website and the Silver Winner Award for Best…

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Apr
2
Small Businesses Report Too Few Qualified Workers

According to a recent survey by the National Federation of Independent Business, the Index of Small Business Optimism is at its highest point since 1983. Earnings trends are at their highest point since 1987. The strong economy along with the lowest unemployment rates in 17 years have been good for…

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Mar
19
5 Tips to Pay Down Your Student Loans Faster
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  1. Set up automatic payments. Most servicers have an option to automatically deduct your monthly payment from your bank account. You may even receive a 0.25% discount on your interest rate for enrolling. 2. Pay a little extra towards your principal. Making payments greater than your monthly balance is one of…

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Mar
5
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PLUS Loans – How Ion Helps Parents and Grad Students

Direct PLUS loans are federal, unsubsidized student loans for graduate/professional students and parents of undergraduate students. Grad students and parents can apply for PLUS loans through FAFSA and can potentially receive enough financial assistance to cover the entire cost of tuition, fees, and room and board. To qualify, borrowers must…

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Feb
22
Generation Z and Student Loans
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Some results from our Generation Z student loan report include: ► 51 percent of Generation Z is concerned that their parents’ student loan debt will impact their ability to pay for college. ► Half of Generation Z expects their student loan balance to be over $25,000 by the time they graduate compared to 36 percent of Millennials and Gen Xers.…

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Feb
12
How Does Your Student Debt Compare?

Student loans now make up the largest form of household debt after mortgages. Student loan debt is one of the fastest growing forms of debt and projections indicate the debt will continue to grow. The median student loan balance is $17,000, which is consistently lower than the national average due…

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Jan
22
IonPay is now Better than Ever
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Jan
8
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Overcome Student Loan Stress

I just received a text from IonTuition that says my loan status has changed from “in repayment” to “delinquent.” There is no way I can pay anything right now. I am barely staying on top of my bills as it is–please help! -Patrick Patrick, Thank you for reaching out. Staying…

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Dec
26
Avoid Student Loan Scams
Choose a Trustworthy Financial Partner

  Beware of Student Loan Scams Earlier this year, a federal court in south Florida placed an injunction on a company for providing fraudulent student loan debt relief. That company falsely promised to enroll borrowers in repayment or debt-forgiveness programs. Reports show that the company’s telemarketers were promising loan forgiveness…

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Dec
7
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Start Your Repayment on the Right Track

        I’m just coming out of grace period for my school loans. My monthly payments are starting this month and I can’t figure out how to set up or go about paying them. Any help would be appreciated.  -Jane Jane, it’s common for people just starting their…

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Dec
6
IonTuition Awarded Most Innovative Product of the Year

We’re happy to be named as one of the winners in the prestigious One Planet Awards in the Most Innovative Product of the Year category for IonPay, our employer student loan repayment contribution service. IonPay allows companies to modernize their benefits package by validating and helping pay down employee student loan debt.…

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Oct
16
Student Loan Borrowers and Repayment Has Changed
Payment Patterns of Student Loan Borrowers

The student loan debt crisis is still developing, so the full impact has yet to be seen. This year’s college freshman (class of 2021) will carry the most student debt than any other graduating class in American history. There’s a lack of data to show just how that generation’s student loan debt will…

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Oct
6
Federal Perkins Loan Program is Ending
The Federal Perkins Loan Program is Winding Down
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Federal Perkins Loan Disbursements to end June 30, 2018 The school-based Federal Perkins Loan Program expired on September 30. Perkins loans were made available on a limited basis to graduate and undergraduate students from families showing exceptional financial need. This unique form of financial aid allowed colleges to issue the…

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Oct
2
Financial Literacy Rates of Americans
On Average, Americans Could Stand to Improve Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is the ability to make wise money management decisions. Financially literate adults are more likely to have good credit, less debt, and retire on time. Most Americans are aware they need to be saving and investing, but don’t have a strong enough understanding of the fundamentals of how to…

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Sep
18
Financial Aid Options Beyond FAFSA

Nearly 20 million students borrowed billions of dollars to pay for college through FAFSA last year. However, FAFSA doesn’t always cover all higher education expenses and many families find themselves financially strained during the school year. For those whose Federal aid fell short, consider the following options. Improve Your Income In 2015, 43…

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Sep
5
5 Voluntary Benefits You May Never Have Heard Of

Student loan benefits aren’t the only incentives companies are using to recruit and retain new talent. Here are some other programs people are excited about:   Student Loan Reimbursement What it is: Financial assistance to help pay back student loans. How it works: Employers provide a matching contribution towards employees’…

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Aug
28
Private student loans: What you need to know

Ten percent of students rely on private student loans to cover their higher education costs. Questions about private loans, refinancing, and methods of repayment are common. Below is some of the information you should know about how private student loans work. Check out the Refinance and Private Loan sections of our financial literacy…

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Aug
21
Tips If You Can’t Afford Your Student Loan Payment

1 out of 10 student loan borrowers are more than 90 days delinquent on their student loan payments or in default. College is an expensive investment. Many students struggle to find a job after graduation (or after leaving school before graduating), and those that do find jobs are beginning their professional…

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