Jessica Crowley used to dwell on an unpleasant thought. When her children began college, she'd still be repaying her own student loans.
But a few months ago, the company where she works announced a new benefit: student loan assistance.
Now, New York Air Brake, which makes train control systems, pays Crowley $166 a month toward her student loan balance, which means she'll be debt-free sooner than she thought.
"It's going to shorten my loan life by a couple of years," Crowley, 30, said. "It's going to be a big difference."