Benefits and Perks

Nelnet associates can pick and choose the benefits and perks that match their lifestyle. From generous health care to discounted fiber internet, we've got you covered.


Whether our associates are at the office or in their homes, our benefits support their health and financial wellness.

Earned Time Off

The average Nelnet associate earns about 176 hours off every year – and you’ll start earning right away.

401(k) Match

We’ll match 100% of your first 3% contribution and 50% on the next 2%.

Free Health Premiums

We hold annual health screenings for all associates. If you meet all your goals, you’ll earn free health premiums for the next year. And we offer dental and vision, too.

Tax-Free Health Savings

Set up a tax-free Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to prepare for health expenses.


All the major benefits, then some. It pays dividends to be a Nelnet associate.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Purchase company stock at 15% below market value.

Tuition Reimbursement

We’ll reimburse up to $5,250 in annual tuition costs if you’re pursuing a degree relevant to your work at Nelnet.

Student Loan Repayment

Choose to put some (or all) of your employer-matched 401(k) funds toward your student loans.

Casual Dress

Jeans and tees are the norm. Dress it up if you’re feeling classy.

Wellness Program

Participate in wellness challenges and earn anywhere from $100 to $450 each quarter. Plus, set up a Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account to prepare for health expenses

Fitness Reimbursement

Get reimbursed up to $300 annually for eligible fitness expenses like gym memberships, weight management programs, home exercise equipment, or fitness trackers.

Recreational Sports Teams Sponsorship

Want to set up a softball or volleyball team? We’ll sponsor your group.

Donation Match Program

Donate to an eligible nonprofit and we’ll match your gift 1:1. Giving to a school? We’ll match it 3:1.

Nelnet Scholars Program

Scholarships for children of Nelnet associates. Apply on the Nelnet Portal at the beginning of each year.

Free Fruit Tuesdays

Did someone say snacks? Our major locations ship in free fruit for associates every week.

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