Six months after the joy of graduation passes, 70 percent of us get the first piece of terrifying mail.
The notice that you owe multiple lenders more money than you’ve ever thought about and the car, family, and life you want is way further away than you planned if you don’t get help soon.
But, how do you get help? Here are steps to get your employer to help you #crushstudentloans:
1. REQUEST THE BENEFIT
While the student loan debt problem has reached $1.3 trillion, many employers don’t offer student loan benefits because they don’t know you want them. In fact, only 3% of companies surveyed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in 2015 offer student loan repayment help. The others haven’t because they haven’t heard from their employees.
You can start to fix the problem and get help by completing the anonymous Request the Benefit form below. We’ll follow up with your HR department to let them know someone in the company wants the benefit.
2. FOLLOW-UP WITH EMAIL
If you’re brave enough, take the next step to make an e-mail intro to connect us with the people who handle your benefits. A sample e-mail could read like this:
SUBJ: Student Loan Benefits
I recently learned about Student Loan Genius who offers student loan employee benefits. Is there any way someone from our company could talk with them about setting up the benefit for our company?
You can learn more at https://studentloangenius.com/#employers
Feel free to copy, paste, and CC email@example.com.
3. SHARE THIS WITH COWORKERS
The more noise you make, the more likely that your company will respond. Share this post with coworkers, on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to generate the buzz that will get you the benefit that every professional needs.