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  • Higher Education Service Corp. is now offering the Brazos Parent Student Loan to qualifying Texas borrowers. With no fees and low interest rates, the Brazos Parent Loan provides an affordable way for parents, family members, or friends to help pay for a benefiting student’s undergraduate or graduate education.

  •  TG, also known as Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, announced that it has changed its name to Trellis Company. Trellis Company will remain a nonprofit corporation with a focus on customer service outsourcing services, financial coaching, and helping student borrowers successfully repay their student loans. 

  • The Association of American Medical Colleges invites those interested in networking and exposure with the graduate and professional financial aid community to exhibit at the upcoming 2018 Health Professions Financial Aid Administrators Conference, February 7-9, in Portland, OR. This “can’t miss” event, the largest gathering of medical, dental, and other health professions financial aid administrators, will draw over 150 attendees and features several exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities. Further details and a complete exhibitor prospectus are available here.

  • The EDvestinU® Student Loan Lending and Refinancing Program of the nonprofit New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Program announced the launch of fixed rate private undergraduate and graduate student loans nationally.

  • Continental Service Group, Inc., d/b/a ConServe, has been recognized by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce as one of the fastest growing companies in the Greater Rochester region for an astounding fourteenth time. Earning the twenty-fifth spot on this prestigious list, this distinction reinforces ConServe’s impact on the region as a role-model for innovation and entrepreneurialism – the principles upon which the program is based. In addition, the Association of Fundraising Professionals – New York Genesee Valley Chapter has recognized ConServe as the 2017 Outstanding Corporation Award recipient as part of their annual National Philanthropy Day observance.

  • SoFi announced its first-ever Refi and Relax campaign, which aims to educate graduates on their refinancing options as a way to relieve the overwhelming stress that comes with carrying student debt.

  • The Associated Press reports the Bank of North Dakota announced that it is getting out of the federal student loan business, a move the bank president said will not affect borrowers financially and should aid the bank in a couple of ways.

  •  A new survey from Trellis Company (formerly TG) looks into the perceptions of college financial aid administrators as they engage with students tackling student loan debt, as well as examines how schools deliver the required counseling that accompanies federal student loans.

  • Chase Durrance has been named the new Far Western Kentucky outreach counselor for the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
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