Cheer Up Broke Kids, If Nicki Minaj Doesn't Pay Off Your $100,000 Student Loan These 12 Places Might
Cheer up, bro.

Let's get real, the majority of America's millennials bogged down by student loan debt are not going to have them paid off by hip-hop and pop artists like Nicki Minaj, Beyonce or Chance the Rapper.

But, their employers are now an option.

According to a new survey by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, 72.5% of employers in the U.S. are planning to offer student loan assistance "to attract and recruit young talent."

"While celebrity action is helpful on a small scale, it is nowhere near enough to shift the tide on the $1.3 trillion dollars of student loan debt in the United States," Andrew Challenger, the firm's vice president, said in a statement. "Student loan debt is the second highest consumer debt in the country, with over 44 million borrowers."

Earlier this month, Grammy nominee Minaj pledged to help pay $20,000 in student loan debt for 12 of her fans, granted they had a good GPA. Beyonce and Chance the Rapper have also made similar pledges.

Show me straight A's that I can verify w/ur school and I'll pay it. Who wants to join THAT contest?!?!����‍♀️ Dead serious. Shld I set it up? https://t.co/czH715u64a

— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017

Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported that 26% to 50% of workers at a mere 33% of companies are millennials, those born between 1981 and 1997, while 78% of employers are trying to recruit from that generation.

But, while 72.5% of companies say they want to offer student loan assistance as a benefit, currently only 22% do. And only 14% of the employers planning to offer this new benefit say it will happen soon, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Luckily for millennials, financial services firm Bankrate compiled a list of 12 companies they found already offer student loan debt assistance, and how much they're offering. Here they are.

SoFi
SoFi

Online lender Social Finance, SoFi, contributes a $200 monthly payment to each of its employees to help them pay down their student loan debt.

Kronos
Kronos

Workforce management software provider Kronos contributes $500 a year to its employees to help them repay their student loans.

Tuition IQ
Tuition IQ

Employee benefit servicing company Tuition IQ pays $100 a month to help its full-time workers get out of student loan debt.

Chegg
Chegg

Tutoring platform Chegg (CHGG - Get Report) pays $1,000 a year to help pay down its employees' student loan debts.

Nvidia
Nvidia

Tech company Nvidia (NVDA - Get Report) provides each of its employees up to $30,000 to repay their student loans.

LendEDU
LendEDU

Student loan refinancing site LendEDU will pay up to $2,400 to each of its employees to help them pay down their student loan debt.

Gradifi
Gradifi

Student loan payment service provider Gradifi offers its own employees $10,000 over five years to help pay down their student loan debt.

PricewaterhouseCoopers
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers offers up to $10,000 to each of its employees who have worked with the firm for at least one year for student loan repayment.

CommonBond
CommonBond

Marketplace lender CommonBonds provides up to $1,200 a year to help its employees pay back their student loans.

Connelly Partners
Connelly Partners

Advertising company Connelly Partners pays its employees $10,000 over five years to help them pay down their student loan debt.

Natixis Global Asset Management
Natixis Global Asset Management

Paris-based Natixis Global Asset Management provides its Boston full-time employees, who have been with the firm for at least five years, up to $5,000 to help them pay down outstanding federal Stafford or Perkins loans. Employees can receive an additional $1,000 each year.

Fidelity
Fidelity

Financial services provider Fidelity Investments contributes up to $10,000 annually to a fund set up to help scale down its employees' student loan debt.

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