Magazine article University Business

Buyer's Guide. (Student Finance)

Magazine article University Business

Buyer's Guide. (Student Finance)

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Rely on this easy-to-use supplier guide for information on student finance resources in higher education.

 
GUARANTORS 
 
American Student Assistance 
330 Stuart Street 
Boston, MA 02116 
Phone: (800) 999-9080 
Fax: (617) 521-6249 
www.amsa.com 
 
Mission Statement: 
 
As the oldest and one of the largest Federal 
Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) guaranty 
agencies in the United States, ASA assists 
students and parents successfully complete 
a program of education financing and 
repayment. For over 45 years, we have 
helped 1.4 million education loan borrowers 
pursue their academic dreams and repay 
their debt. 
 
Products/Services: 
 
In its role as one of the nation's most prominent 
guarantors, ASA administers federal 
Stafford student loans and Parent Loans for 
Undergraduate Students (PLUS). ASA provides 
premium guarantee, origination, disbursement 
and default prevention services to 
students and the financial aid professionals 
that help them. 
 
News: 
 
ASA recently wan approval from the U.S. Department 
of Education for its Wellness campaign. 
Through education and proactive outreach, 
ASA seeks to prevent student loan 
default and keep borrowers fiscally "well." 
We are currently conducting experiments to 
find best practices in delivering the right 
message to borrowers at the right time, resulting 
in healthy loan repayment. 
 
Connecticut Student Loan 
Foundation (CSLF) 
525 Brook Street 
P0 Box 1009 
Rocky Hill, CT 06067 
Phone: (860) 257-4001 
Toll-Free: (800) 237-9721 
www.cslf.com 
 
Mission Statement: 
 
CSLF is a non-profit organization dedicated to 
providing access to funding for higher education 
through customized and personalized 
high-quality service. 
 
About Us: 
 
For over 35 years, CSLF has provided education 
funding to students and families. By serving 
as guarantor, lender, secondary market, 
and servicer, CSLF is able to provide true single 
source processing for the life of the loan. 
 
Products/Services: 
 
* First Rate Stafford Loans: Stafford Loan borrowers 
automatically receive a 0.5% interest 
rate reduction during repayment on all 
Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized 
Stafford Loans by simply choosing CSLF 
(lender code 828614). Unsubsidized Loan 
borrowers receive an additional 2% interest 
rate reduction (minimum 2.99%) during the 
in-school and grace periods by opting to 
pay their interest during these times. CSLF 
waives the guarantee fee on all Stafford 
Loans. 
 
* First Rate PLUS Loans: PLUS Loan borrowers 
automatically receive a 0.5% interest 
rate reduction by simply choosing CSLF 
(lender code 828614) as their lender. Borrowers 
may elect to receive an additional 
0.5% interest rate reduction by having payments 
automatically deducted from a 
checking or savings account. CSLF waives 
the guarantee fee on all PLUS Loans. 
 
* EnRoute: CLSLF's internet-based loan processing 
and management system provides 
real-time access to all loan guarantee, disbursal 
and servicing information. EnRoute is 
available to borrowers, schools, lenders, 
and other industry partners. 
 
* Central Disbursement Services: CSLF, as 
guarantor, can disburse all Federal Stafford 
and Federal PLUS Loans on behalf of other 
lenders. Schools are able to receive all disbursements 
from a single agency but still 
maintain their preferred lenders. 
 
For more information visit www.cslf.com. 
 
The Education Resources 
Institute (TERI) 
Brian Cox, Vice President for Sales 
330 Stuart Street, Suite 500 
Boston, MA 02116 
Phone: (800) 255-TERI 
E-mail: cox@teri.org 
www.TERI.org 
 
About Us: 
 
The nations leading non-profit provider of education 
financing and information services, 
The Education Resources Institute (TERI) offers 
a variety of education loan programs for 
students from elementary through post-graduate 
studies. Since 1985, financial aid administrators 
have relied on us to support their 
students and families through the challenges 
of education financing. … 
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