Community-based Student Loan Assistance
We help rural and suburban towns attract new college-educated residents and workers
Rural distress is high
Remote work is expanding
Student loan assistance can help
States and municipalities have struggled to reboot rural America for years…
…especially after the 2008 economic recession.
Net change in metro employment after 2008 recession
Net change in non-metro employment after 2008 recession
Rural cities often have smaller candidate pools with fewer college-educated workers to occupy jobs.
metro prime working age population has a college degree or higher
non-metro prime working age population has a college degree or higher
But now, with remote work on the rise, many workers are considering home ownership outside of metro areas.
people would choose to work remotely, at least part-time, for the rest of their careers
growth of people working remotely at least once per week since 2010
Student loan assistance can help attract new residents to rural
and suburban communities.
When counties, cities and towns offer student loan assistance, they may be able to:
Boost Population Growth
Improve Age Diversity
See how Clinton County, Iowa uses student loan assistance to
bring great people to the area:
“We realize that reversing Clinton County’s population decline will benefit our tax base. Attracting people to live [here] through a student loan incentive was an idea we needed to make work.”
Eric VanDecker, Auditor, Clinton County
CARES Act changes to company-sponsored student loan contributions
Peanut Butter CEO David Aronson sat down with the folks at DevelopThis Podcast to talk about how remote work could spark a housing boom in rural and suburban communities across the U.S., and how student loan assistance can help those communities attract that talent.
Student loan assistance attracts workers to rural and suburban communities as remote work continues.
Now that many U.S. workers have the ability to live and work from wherever, cities across the country should begin ramping up efforts to attract those people to their communities.
Webinar: Student Loan Assistance can help you bring college-educated talent to your community
Implementing a student loan assistance program helps incentivize college-educated workers to move to your area and encourages college grads to return home after completing their degrees. The result is more families staying together, increased economic growth, and greater sustainability for the community and its residents.