Fitch Maintains Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2005-2 & 2005-3 Sr. Notes On Negative Watch; Affirms Subs

http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net/ By Michael Virtanen,Associated Press / January 21, 2014 Earlier this month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State address in Albany, N.Y. In his budget proposal Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, he’s expected to outline a watchdog group that would aim to protect New Yorkers from rip-offs on student loans. Mike Groll/AP/File ALBANY, N.Y.
Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0121/Student-loans-Cuomo-to-set-up-NY-watchdog

Student Loan Debt’s Identity Crisis

sovereign rating on Oct. 15, 2013. Sufficient Credit Enhancement: Credit Enhancement is provided by overcollateralization, excess spread and for the class A notes, subordination provided by the class B notes. As of the September 2013 distribution date, total parity for Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2005-2 is 100.21% and senior parity is 107.17%. As of the same date, total parity for Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2005-3 is 100.29% and senior parity is 107.23%, including the reserve account.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/21/ny-fitch-ratings-nelnet-idUSnBw216635a+100+BSW20140121

Student loans: Cuomo to set up NY watchdog

To make matters worse, a bank or the federal government is allowed to come after the paycheck of someone who defaults on his or her student loans. In addition to garnishing wages, they are also allowed to garnish tax refunds, Social Security checks, and any other government payments. Because student loans cannot be discharged in bankruptcy, it is usually recommended that former students come up with some way to make payments on the loan. If making the minimum monthly payments is too difficult, it might be time to consider loan consolidation. Through this process, student loans are essentially refinanced.
Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/student-loans-and-bankruptcy

Student loans and bankruptcy

In an ED-sponsored event dubbed “Datapalooza” held on January 15 in Washington, D.C., the Department promised to share data “responsibly” with guidance counselors to identify students who have started filling out their FAFSAs with a view toward helping them finish the complex form. It is not clear what data would be disclosed. Related Articles The Department of Education Set to Consider Changes to Parent PLUS Loans The plan is wrapped into the Obama administration’s goal to make college more affordable and tries to attack a nagging problem: the low FAFSA completion rate for disadvantaged college applicants. ED is considering the development of a FAFSA application program interface (API) that would, in a yet-to-be-specified way, help users deal with this document which is only available at FAFSA.gov and the ED Website. It’s also an opportunity for software developers and others in the IT space to get a piece of some vendor action.
Source: http://www.mainstreet.com/article/moneyinvesting/education-planning/student-loan-debts-identity-crisis

10 Fun Facts About the Student Debt Crisis

But that was before the recent economic collapse and the financial market freeze that ensued. For a time the government intervened to support the secondary-market because of the important role it plays in the economy: by recycling existing loans to others, the originating lenders are freed up to make new loans, thereby bringing fresh money into the system. Essentially, investors purchase bundles of loans that are repackaged as securities, and take on the risks that are associated with these transactions in exchange for an acceptable rate of return. These risks include changes in interest rate while the loans are outstanding, payment delinquencies and borrower defaults. Consequently, certain classes of loans have higher risk profiles than others because of creditworthiness, the value of the underlying collateral (if any) and the amount of time it will take for the loans to be repaid. For example, credit card securitizations are often riskier because the loans are uncollateralized and the creditworthiness of the borrowers is all over the map.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/better-way-securitize-student-loans-123021851.html

I’m Frugal But My Student Loans Are Too Expensive

Mustafa Mohatarem, the chief economist for General Motors, cited student loan debt as a one of the major reasons why millennials are not purchasing cars. 9.) Interest Rates Can Only Go Up Some bipartisan deal. Recently, Congress briefly allowed interest rates of undergraduate federal student loans to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. This didn’t last long. However, the new deal reached this past summer isn’t that much better. Now, student loans will have variable interest rates which can only go up.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kyle-mccarthy/10-fun-facts-about-student-loan-debt_b_4639044.html

There’s a Better Way to Securitize Student Loans

I’m hoping your student loans are federal student loans and not private. Federal student loans have more repayment options , including an income based repayment plan. Private student loans have few options but are easier to eliminate in bankruptcy . And yes, many can be eliminated in bankruptcy with an extra step. Unfortunately most bankruptcy attorneys are not experienced in how to tackle the loans and that extra step is more expensive than just a straight bankruptcy.
Source: http://www.wral.com/i-m-frugal-but-my-student-loans-are-too-expensive/13322191/

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