Our student loan repayment program helps employees breathe easier.

New York Life | February 5, 2021

Updated May 8, 2024

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The average college grad enters the workforce with potentially crippling student loan debt of about $37,000, which has led to a $1.7 trillion national crisis.1 New York Life's student loan repayment program for its employees helps to ease the financial burden of student loans that so many face. Our program was cited by the Los Angeles Times in a recent article about employers with this particular employee benefit.

In 2017, New York Life partnered with Vault to reduce the financial burden of student loans for eligible employees. Through Vault Pay, New York Life contributes $170 monthly (over five years) towards student loans in good standing – which means employees can reduce their debt by up to $10,200 while enrolled.

Through Vault Advisor, employees can access tools, resources, and personalized advice to determine the best repayment option for their student loans even if the employee is not eligible for repayment assistance.

Changing lives

From the program's inception in 2017 through 2023 it has changed the lives of many New York Life employees:

  • 876 employees enrolled in Vault Pay
  • 2,460 employees enrolled in Vault Advisor
  • $12.1 million contributed by New York Life since 2017
  • $1.4 million contributed by New York Life in 2023
  • More than 200 employees with paid-off loans2
  • $36,306 average student loan debt of employees enrolled

Read more about the benefit program here.

1 Education Data Initiative
2 Employees may choose not to report to Vault when their loan repayment is finished; actual count may be higher.

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Media contact

Kevin Maher
New York Life Insurance Company
(212) 576-7937