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Jun
18
Will Bankruptcy Clear Your Student Loans?
Does Bankruptcy Clear Your Student Loans?

It’s a common notion that bankruptcy won’t clear student loan debt, however there are some states relaxing that stance and even rumors that lawmakers will make it easier to discharge student loans in bankruptcy. In fact, some bankruptcy lawyers argue that the legal code surrounding bankruptcy and student loans is…

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Jun
11
student loan forgiveness: myth or reality?
How to Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness

Remember the old saying, “if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.” Keep that in mind when seeking student loan forgiveness. While there are paths to loan forgiveness, they often take many years and contain very specific qualifications. What does student loan forgiveness mean? Whether you’re looking…

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Jun
4
Student Loan Benefits are Becoming More Common

About 44 million borrowers now owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, more than doubling since 2006. This remarkable increase is a current a crisis for many workers and an opportunity for benefits brokers to offer a offer a new voluntary benefit. Student loan assistance is that benefit. With low…

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May
28
Are Student Loans Delaying Your Financial Milestones?
Student Loans Are Delaying Life’s Milestones

Millennials Are Delaying Home Buying Because of their Student Loans A study last October by the National Association of Realtors and the American Student Assistance agency found that millennials are delaying home buying by approximately seven years. Millennials carry an average student loan debt of approximately $30,000, which is close…

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May
21
The Fastest Growing Segment of the Workforce are Americans Over the Age of 65
Student Loan Benefits Can Help Older Americans, Too

There are More Older Americans in the Workforce The traditional retirement age is no longer 65. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the fastest-growing age segment in the workforce are Americans 65 years or older. The number of Americans over 65 that are not retiring increased nearly 35 percent between…

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May
14
How Long Can you Postpone your Student Loan Payments?

Under certain conditions, you may be able to postpone your student loan payments for up to 3 years. However, in most instances where you qualify for deferment or forbearance, you’ll receive temporary relief for up to 6 months with the option to reapply. How to Postpone Your Student Loan Payments…

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May
10
Federal Student Loan Interest Rates Jump for 2018-19
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Interest rates for federal loans taken out on or after July 1, 2018 will have a significantly higher interest rate than last year. The new fixed rates will be as follows: Loan Type 2017-18 Rate 2018-19 Rate Undergraduate Stafford 4.45% 5.045% Graduate Stafford 6.00% 6.595% Parent PLUS 7.00% 7.595% Graduate…

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May
7
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How to Lower Your Student Loan Payment

Lower Your Student Loan Payment Good morning. Can you please assist me with how to get a lower student loan payment or putting them on hold? -Felicia Absolutely, Felicia! There are several ways to lower your student loan payment. One of the options we help borrowers into is called income-driven…

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May
2
IonTuition: Winner at 2018 American Business Awards®

IonTuition’s website has won a Stevie® in the “Financial Services” category at the 2018 American Business Awards! More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the…

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Apr
30
what happens to your student loans if you die
Who Pays Your Student Loans if You Die?

60 percent of student loan debt holders are expected to pay off their debt in their 40s. With deferments, extended repayment plans, graduate loans, and Parent PLUS loans there are millions of borrowers carrying their loans into their 60s and beyond. While sad, some borrowers die without fully repaying their…

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Apr
23
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How to Accelerate Your Student Loan Repayment

Accelerate Your Student Loan Repayment My company provides me with IonTuition as a benefit. I created an account and uploaded my loans. How can I use your website to lower my interest rate or pay off my loans quicker? What is IonTuition typically used for? -Brian Good question, Brian! IonTuition…

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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
Direct PLUS loans
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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Click here to log in to your account and check out the upgrades.

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