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Attigo Connects Newsletter

Helping People Reach Their Full Potential

January 2021 │ Issue 25

In This Issue

  • Employer-Sponsored Student Loan Repayment Gets Boost
  • New Attigo Solutions Address Borrower Needs
  • Check Out Our Latest Blog Posts
  • SmartSessions - Free Online Training
  • Resources to Help Your Association Achieve Its Goals
  • Connect with Us On LinkedIn and Twitter

Employer-Sponsored Student Loan Repayment Gets Boost

Millions of people will be facing the restart of student loan repayment later this year, it will be a challenging shift for many. However, recently approved and pending legislation may make the transition easier.

  • The Consolidated Appropriations Act extends the tax-free status of employer-made student loan payments through December 2025. The definition of "educational assistance" now includes employer-made student loan payments up to $5,250 per year.

  • SECURE 2.0 includes a provision allowing individuals to pay down a student loan instead of contributing to a 401k plan yet still receive an employer match in their retirement plan. With bipartisan support it's expected to be reintroduced by Congress this Spring.

Our recent white paper speaks to the burden of student loans but also the opportunity for organizations—like employers, professional associations, banks, and financial institutionsto help their employees or customers manage their student loans


Download our white paper

for the full analysis

New Attigo Solutions Address Borrower Needs

In line with the findings of our whitepaper I am excited to announce that our Attigo Suite is expanding. We are introducing new solutions to serve the needs of new partners—organizations that are seeking student loan repayment support for their employees or customers.

While schools have been leaders in introducing supplemental repayment support to students, borrowers need long-term assistance. More than process-oriented loan servicer support, people are looking for personalized education and insight to inform repayment strategies and retain student loan benefits.

Our new solutions include: 

Student Loan Repayment Assistance to help employers contribute directly to an employee’s student loan(s).

Student Loan Counseling and Financial Education to ensure borrowers have a trustworthy and knowledgeable source to answer their questions, provide timely guidance, and help them avoid student loan fraudsters.

We'll be launching a refreshed website that highlights our new solutions in the coming weeks.

Don't hesitate to reach out to our Sales Team if you would like to learn more in the short-term. 

Best regards.

beth-headshot-190x190 Beth Erickson
Vice President Repayment Solutions 

Check Out Our Latest Blog Posts



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Free Online Training for Higher-Ed Professionals

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2021 is the perfect time to expand and strengthen your skillset! Take a look at our upcoming SmartSessions® trainings below and register for one or more. We're confident you'll find value in each session you attend, just take your peers' word for it.

You can also view our full schedule here. It's updated monthly, so check back often.

01/20/2021 Winning the Race to Achieve Your Goals
01/21/2021 Maximizing You Financial Wellness Initiatives with GradReady®
01/28/2021 Getting Borrowers on the Right Track During the Pandemic
02/11/2021 Building Blocks for Teaching Financial Education
02/16/2021 Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence
02/18/2021 Creating Student Engagement Through Social Media
02/25/2021 Uniting Personalities for a Positive Work Environment

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