ERIC Number: ED446612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education: Trustee Arrangements Serve Useful Purpose in Student Loan Market. Report to the Chairman, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, U.S. Senate.
Bovbjerg, Barbara D.
This report addresses concerns raised by the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the U.S. Senate on : (1) the number and cost of trustee arrangements providing student loans and their shared characteristics; (2) the benefits and protections afforded the federal government through use of trustee arrangements; and (3) the effect of trustee arrangements on market participation and the availability of student loans. A variety of key participants in the student loan market were interviewed and/or surveyed, including federal officials, eligible lenders, ineligible lenders, guaranty agencies, and loan servicing organizations. Findings indicated that given current law and the federal regulations that govern the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP), trustee arrangements between eligible and ineligible lenders serve an important role in enabling ineligible lenders to participate in FFELP, and in protecting the federal government's investment in the program. (EV)
Descriptors: Eligibility, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Higher Education, Paying for College, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Education Loan Program