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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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Aug
7
5 Ways Companies are Modernizing Benefits Programs

Employee benefits programs are changing. Last year, the nonprofit International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) released a survey finding that 49 percent of employees don’t understand their provided benefits, and 31 percent didn’t perceive any value in their benefits. The latter is logical when you consider that employees who…

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Jul
24
How Does Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE) Work?

To learn more about income-driven repayment programs and to find out if you qualify for a REPAYE plan, visit the repayment calculators under IonManage on your IonTuition account! Sign in or sign up today!

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Jul
18
Millennials Prefer Student Loan Benefits in 2017

Student Debt: A Growing Problem for All Employees 2017 Report Since 2015, student loan borrowing has increased with nearly 4 million additional students and parents taking out loans. We conducted surveys polling over 1,000 student loan borrowers each in 2015 and 2017. Then we compared the results. Our data shows…

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Jul
10
Differences Between Income Driven Repayment Plans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently reported that 90% of the highest risk student loan borrowers were not enrolled in an affordable repayment plan. Millions of federal student loan borrowers can lower their monthly payments by enrolling in an income driven repayment (IDR) plan. The same CFPB report found that borrowers…

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Jun
26
Will You and Your Employer Qualify For Public Service Loan Forgiveness?

According to the CFPB, about 25 percent of America’s workforce may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Both employers and employees have to meet the qualifications for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. You can fill out an Employment Certification Form to see if your employer has met approval. If your employer is not…

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Jun
13
Student Debt’s Impact on Generation X

Student Debt Today Borrowers between 18 and 35 hold about 65 percent of all student debt. The fastest growing population of student borrowers are over 60, but make up only 5% of all student loan borrowers. The generation after the Millennials with the most student loan debt is Generation X. How Generation…

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