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Student Loans Are Being Tied To Employment And Are Attracting Investors

Student loans are being linked to employment where the students receive their tuition fundings in exchange for a part of their salary after they graduate.

Lenders are offering student loans that are tied to favorable jobs, which has been prompted by the regulatory bodies and other market forces.

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The US Department of Education under Obama had heightened its regulatory scrutiny of schools that were marketing loans to students aggressively, while the students were unable to secure proper jobs to repay them. This regulation was eased during the administration of Trump. This industry has started its work again and the lenders have followed suit.

This Student Loans Concept Is Completely New

Such a concept had never existed before and several student lenders have raised their fundings from venture capitalists to scale towards potential future exits.

MPOWER Financing is one the firms, that is providing students loans to domestic and international students and was receiving interest from buyers. Manu Smadja, who is the CEO of MPOWER, stated that the startup was continuing to double in stature every year. They had announced a $100M equity investment from institutional and strategic investors.

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Ascent Funding is another platform for outcome-based student loans, which was also raising capital. Ken Ruggiero, who is the CEO of Ascent, stated that the business was focussing on overlooked students and schools, that included learners whose parents did not co-sign their student loans. These students have no jobs and little or no credit history.

Students might be better off with traditional students loans when you consider the total cost. The universities also need to be mindful of the regulations around how these loans are being communicated to the students. These schemes are very appealing for the students but everything depends on how they pay back through the ISA.

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