Student Loan and College Savings Benefits: The 401(k) for the Millennial Generation


Today, a bachelor’s or advanced degree is the price of admission for employment; however, the skyrocketing cost of education is putting that education out of reach and creating a workforce that is burdened with $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. Increasingly, employers are turning to student loan and college savings benefits to bring financial wellness to employees as a way of differentiating themselves. This session will discuss how innovative banks are recruiting and retaining talent by addressing their employees’ most pressing financial needs.

Who Should Attend: Human Resources Director, Training & Development Manager, Training Coordinator, Talent Engagement Specialist

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how banks are using student loan and college savings benefits to bolster their employee recruiting and retention strategies
  • Explore different benefits programs to find the best fit
  • Discover how these benefits can provide ROI to the bank


Andy Bessette
Senior Manager, Broker & Consultant Partnerships
Andy Bessette is the senior manager of broker and consultant partnerships at Gradifi. He is tasked with building partnerships with organizations and benefits brokers across the country. Andy has been working with the American Bankers Association and many state banking associations to bring the Gradifi benefit to help banks attract and retain key talent for the industry. Andy has brought years of financial services experience to Gradifi. He worked at Fidelity Investments in customer service and as an operations analyst. Andy holds a B.S. in business administration from Stonehill College.

Webinar Fees

Pricing For Price Season Pass
Bank Member $195 $0
Bank Nonmember $249 $0
Affiliate Member $195 $0
Affiliate Nonmember $249 $0

Season Pass Members receive 4 individual logins to every webinar

Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations: Webinar registrations are non-refundable. If the registrant is unable to attend the designated time and date of the webinar, a playback link and any written materials will be provided within 2 business days following the conclusion of the webinar

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