Reminder: Student loan holiday ending in 2023

On August 24, 2022, the White House announced President Biden’s Student Loan Relief Plan. Click here to learn what the three-part plan includes and what this could mean for you.

Starting mid-2023 student loan servicers are expected to resume the monthly collection of payments from all student loan borrowers.

In March of 2020, the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act) placed federal student loans on “holiday” for a limited time pause, to offer financial relief to many people across the United States. Since then, borrowers have not been required to make a monthly payment and have not accrued interest on their loans. Now, this COVID-19 emergency relief measure is scheduled to end mid-2023. While each borrower’s monthly payment will differ based on their balance, interest rate, and amortization schedule, the average student loan borrower must pay about $250/month once payments resume.

In today’s competitive market for talent, empathic employers are winning the best new hires and retaining valued team members longer. For employers looking to stand out in 2023, the resumption of student loan payments represents an opportunity to show college-educated workers that your organization understands their interests and will support them in addressing their challenges.

For companies large and small, there’s still time to act. Your Peanut Butter account can be set up today and your company’s program can be launched with about an hour of work time. We’re here to help you get started.