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Fitch Affirms SLM 2007-7 and SLM 2014-2 Trusts

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Fitch Ratings has affirmed at ‘AAAsf’ the senior notes issued by SLM Student Loan Trust 2007-7 and SLM Student Loan Trust 2014-2. In addition, Fitch affirms the subordinate notes for both trusts. The Rating Outlook remains Stable for both classes.

Under certain stress scenarios, SLM Student Loan Trust 2007-7’s class A-3 note misses its legal final maturity on April 25, 2017 based on Fitch’s cash flow runs. In such scenarios, this could result in a technical default where the note misses its maturity date although Fitch would expect ultimate repayment of full principal and interest shortly thereafter. Also, recent servicing agreement amendments dated Jan. 22, 2015 allow Navient Solutions (Navient) to make optional purchase up to 10% of the initial pool balance, which if exercised would help meet the maturity date.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

High Collateral Quality: The trust collateral consists of 100% Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loans. The credit quality of the trust collateral is high, in Fitch’s opinion, based on the guarantees provided by the transaction’s eligible guarantors and reinsurance provided by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for at least 97% of principal and accrued interest. The current U.S. sovereign rating is ‘AAA’ with a Stable Outlook.

Sufficient Credit Enhancement (CE): While both the senior and subordinate notes will benefit from overcollateralization (OC) and future excess spread, the senior notes also benefit from subordination provided by the class B note. As of December 2014, total parity is 100% and senior parity is 107.72% (7.16% CE) for SLM 2007-7; 101.01% (1% CE) and 104.15% (3.98% CE) for SLM 2014-2. Cash will be released from both trusts given that the specified OC amount is maintained. For SLM 2007-7, the target is 100% total parity; for SLM 2014-2 the target is the greater of 1% of the adjusted pool balance or $1.25 million.

Adequate Liquidity Support: Liquidity support for the notes is provided by a reserve account. The reserve for SLM 2007-7 is sized equal to the greater of 0.25% of the pool balance and $1,951,617; for SLM 2014-2, the reserve is sized equal to the greater of 0.50% of the pool balance and $995,345. On or after the April 2015 distribution date, the specified reserve requirement is reduced to 0.25% of the pool balance and $995,345.

Acceptable Servicing Capabilities: Navient Solutions, Inc. (formerly known as Sallie Mae, Inc.), as servicer, will be responsible for servicing both trusts. Fitch has reviewed the servicing operations of Navient Solutions and believes it to be acceptable servicer of FFELP student loans.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

Since FFELP student loan ABS rely on the U.S. government to reimburse defaults, ‘AAAsf’ FFELP ABS ratings will likely move in tandem with the ‘AAA’ U.S. sovereign rating. Aside from the U.S. sovereign rating, defaults and basis risk account for the majority of the risk embedded in FFELP student loan transactions. Additional defaults and basis shock beyond Fitch’s published stresses could result in future downgrades. Likewise, a buildup of credit enhancement driven by positive excess spread given favorable basis factor conditions could lead to future upgrades.

A comparison of the transaction’s representations, warranties, and enforcement mechanisms (RW&Es) to those of typical RW&Es for FFELP asset-backed securities is available in the presale appendix. This presale appendix and Fitch’s special report on ‘Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms on Global Structured Finance Transactions,’ may be accessed via the links provided below.

Fitch has taken the following rating actions:

SLM Student Loan Trust 2007-7:

–Class A-3 affirmed at ‘AAAsf’; Outlook Stable;

–Class A-4 affirmed at ‘AAAsf’; Outlook Stable;

–Class B affirmed at ‘Asf’; Outlook Stable.

SLM Student Loan Trust 2014-2:

–Class A-1 affirmed at ‘AAAsf’; Outlook Stable;

–Class A-2 affirmed at ‘AAAsf’; Outlook Stable;

–Class A-3 affirmed at ‘AAAsf’; Outlook Stable;

–Class B affirmed at ‘A+sf’; Outlook Stable.

Additional information is available at ‘www.fitchratings.com‘.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

–‘Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria’ (May 20, 2014);

–‘Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria’ (June 23, 2014);

–‘SLM Student Loan Trust 2014-2 — Appendix’ (Mar. 17, 2014);

–‘Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions’ (October 31, 2014).

–‘Fitch Comments on SLM Omnibus Amendment to Servicing Agreements’ (Jan. 22, 2015).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

Representations, Warranties and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=799248

SLM Student Loan Trust 2014-2 — Appendix

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=741220

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=754389

Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=750530

Additional Disclosure

Solicitation Status

http://www.fitchratings.com/gws/en/disclosure/solicitation?pr_id=981234

ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS. PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: HTTP://FITCHRATINGS.COM/UNDERSTANDINGCREDITRATINGS. IN ADDITION, RATING DEFINITIONS AND THE TERMS OF USE OF SUCH RATINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE AGENCY’S PUBLIC WEBSITE ‘WWW.FITCHRATINGS.COM‘. PUBLISHED RATINGS, CRITERIA AND METHODOLOGIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE AT ALL TIMES. FITCH’S CODE OF CONDUCT, CONFIDENTIALITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, AFFILIATE FIREWALL, COMPLIANCE AND OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE ‘CODE OF CONDUCT’ SECTION OF THIS SITE. FITCH MAY HAVE PROVIDED ANOTHER PERMISSIBLE SERVICE TO THE RATED ENTITY OR ITS RELATED THIRD PARTIES. DETAILS OF THIS SERVICE FOR RATINGS FOR WHICH THE LEAD ANALYST IS BASED IN AN EU-REGISTERED ENTITY CAN BE FOUND ON THE ENTITY SUMMARY PAGE FOR THIS ISSUER ON THE FITCH WEBSITE.

FinanceInvestment & Company InformationFitch Ratings Contact:

Fitch Ratings

Primary Analyst

Paul Jiang

Associate Director

+1 212-908-9120

Fitch Ratings, Inc.

33 Whitehall St.

New York, NY 10004

or

Committee Chairperson

Tracy Wan

Senior Director

+1 212-908-9171

or

Media Relations:

Sandro Scenga, +1 212-908-0278

sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com […]

Fitch Rates KHESLC 2015-1

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Fitch Ratings assigns the following rating to the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation series 2015-1 (KHESLC 2015-1) student loan asset-backed notes:

–$134,605,000 2015-1 notes ‘AAAsf’; Outlook Stable.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

High Collateral Quality: The trust collateral consists of Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loans, including approximately 50.2% of rehab loans, with guaranties provided by eligible guarantors and reinsurance provided by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for at least 97% of principal and accrued interest.

Sufficient Credit Enhancement: Cash flow scenarios for class A notes were satisfactory under Fitch stresses. At closing, total parity is expected to be 104.0%. Total credit enhancement (CE) is provided by overcollateralization (OC) and excess spread.

Adequate Liquidity Support: Liquidity support for the 2015-1 notes is provided by a $336,513 reserve fund and a $3.5 million capitalized interest account both of which will be funded with note proceeds at closing.

Acceptable Servicing Capabilities: KHESLC will service the entire 2015-1 portfolio, and Nelnet Servicing LLC will be the backup servicer. Fitch believes that both servicers are acceptable servicers of FFELP student loans.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

Since FFELP student loan ABS rely on the U.S. government to reimburse defaults, ‘AAAsf’ FFELP ABS ratings will likely move in tandem with the ‘AAA’ U.S. sovereign rating. Aside from the U.S. sovereign rating, defaults and basis risk account for the majority of the risk embedded in FFELP student loan transactions. Additional defaults and basis shock beyond Fitch’s published stresses could result in future downgrades. Likewise, a buildup of credit enhancement driven by positive excess spread given favorable basis factor conditions could lead to future upgrades. For further discussion of Fitch’s sensitivity analysis, please see the presale titled ‘KHESLC 2015-1’, dated Feb. 5, 2015.

Additional information is available at ‘www.fitchratings.com‘.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

–‘Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria’ (August 2014);

–‘Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria’ (June 2014);

–‘Representations, Warranties and Enforcement Mechanism in Global Structure Finance Transactions’ (October 2014).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

Representations, Warranties and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=799248

Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=750530

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=754389

Additional Disclosure

Solicitation Status

http://www.fitchratings.com/gws/en/disclosure/solicitation?pr_id=980439

ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS. PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: HTTP://FITCHRATINGS.COM/UNDERSTANDINGCREDITRATINGS. IN ADDITION, RATING DEFINITIONS AND THE TERMS OF USE OF SUCH RATINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE AGENCY’S PUBLIC WEBSITE ‘WWW.FITCHRATINGS.COM‘. PUBLISHED RATINGS, CRITERIA AND METHODOLOGIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE AT ALL TIMES. FITCH’S CODE OF CONDUCT, CONFIDENTIALITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, AFFILIATE FIREWALL, COMPLIANCE AND OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE ‘CODE OF CONDUCT’ SECTION OF THIS SITE. FITCH MAY HAVE PROVIDED ANOTHER PERMISSIBLE SERVICE TO THE RATED ENTITY OR ITS RELATED THIRD PARTIES. DETAILS OF THIS SERVICE FOR RATINGS FOR WHICH THE LEAD ANALYST IS BASED IN AN EU-REGISTERED ENTITY CAN BE FOUND ON THE ENTITY SUMMARY PAGE FOR THIS ISSUER ON THE FITCH WEBSITE.

FinanceInvestment & Company InformationFitch Ratingsstudent loan Contact:

Fitch Ratings

Primary Analyst

Nicole Edwards, +1-212-908-9114

Director

Fitch Ratings, Inc.

33 Whitehall

New York, NY 10004

or

Secondary Analyst

Harry Kohl, +1-212-908-0837

Associate Director

or

Committee Chairperson

Tracy Wan, +1-212-908-9171

Senior Director

or

Media Relations

Sandro Scenga, New York, +1-212-908-0278

sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com […]

Fitch Affirms PHEAA Student Loan Trust 2014-1

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the PHEAA Student Loan Trust 2014-1 senior note at ‘AAAsf’ and subordinate note at ‘Asf’. The Rating Outlook remains Stable for both classes.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

High Collateral Quality: The trust collateral consists of 100% Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loans, including approximately 12% rehabilitated (rehab) FFELP loans. The credit quality of the trust collateral is high, in Fitch’s opinion, based on the guarantees provided by the transaction’s eligible guarantors and reinsurance provided by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for at least 97% of principal and accrued interest. The current U.S. sovereign rating is ‘AAA’ with a Stable Outlook.

Sufficient Credit Enhancement (CE): While both the senior and subordinate notes will benefit from overcollateralization (OC) and future excess spread, the senior notes also benefit from subordination provided by the class B note. As of December 2014, total parity is 100.93% (0.92% CE) and senior parity is 103.96% (3.81% CE). Cash will be released from the trust given that the specified OC amount (the greater of 1.54% of the adjusted pool balance or $5.8 million) is maintained.

Adequate Liquidity Support: Liquidity support for note is provided by a reserve account. The reserve is sized equal to the greater of 0.25% of pool balance and $837,743.

Acceptable Servicing Capabilities: Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency as servicer, will be responsible for servicing the portfolio. Fitch has reviewed the servicing operations of Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency and believes it to be acceptable servicer of FFELP student loans.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

Since FFELP student loan ABS rely on the U.S. government to reimburse defaults, ‘AAAsf’ FFELP ABS ratings will likely move in tandem with the ‘AAA’ U.S. sovereign rating. Aside from the U.S. sovereign rating, defaults and basis risk account for the majority of the risk embedded in FFELP student loan transactions. Additional defaults and basis shock beyond Fitch’s published stresses could result in future downgrades. Likewise, a buildup of credit enhancement driven by positive excess spread given favorable basis factor conditions could lead to future upgrades.

A comparison of the transaction’s representations, warranties, and enforcement mechanisms (RW&Es) to those of typical RW&Es for FFELP asset-backed securities is available in the presale appendix. This presale appendix and Fitch’s special report on ‘Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms on Global Structured Finance Transactions,’ may be accessed via the links provided below.

Fitch has taken the following rating actions:

PHEAA Student Loan Trust 2014-1:

–Class A affirmed at ‘AAAsf’; Outlook Stable;

–Class B affirmed at ‘Asf’; Outlook Stable.

Additional information is available at ‘www.fitchratings.com‘.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

–‘Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria’ (May 20, 2014);

–‘Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria’ (June 23, 2014);

–‘PHEAA Student Loan Trust 2014-1 — Appendix’ (Feb. 24, 2014);

–‘Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions’ (Oct. 31, 2014).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=754389

Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=750530

PHEAA Student Loan Trust 2014-1 — Appendix

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=736636

Representations, Warranties and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=799248

Additional Disclosure

Solicitation Status

http://www.fitchratings.com/gws/en/disclosure/solicitation?pr_id=980266

ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS. PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: HTTP://FITCHRATINGS.COM/UNDERSTANDINGCREDITRATINGS. IN ADDITION, RATING DEFINITIONS AND THE TERMS OF USE OF SUCH RATINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE AGENCY’S PUBLIC WEBSITE ‘WWW.FITCHRATINGS.COM‘. PUBLISHED RATINGS, CRITERIA AND METHODOLOGIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE AT ALL TIMES. FITCH’S CODE OF CONDUCT, CONFIDENTIALITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, AFFILIATE FIREWALL, COMPLIANCE AND OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE ‘CODE OF CONDUCT’ SECTION OF THIS SITE. FITCH MAY HAVE PROVIDED ANOTHER PERMISSIBLE SERVICE TO THE RATED ENTITY OR ITS RELATED THIRD PARTIES. DETAILS OF THIS SERVICE FOR RATINGS FOR WHICH THE LEAD ANALYST IS BASED IN AN EU-REGISTERED ENTITY CAN BE FOUND ON THE ENTITY SUMMARY PAGE FOR THIS ISSUER ON THE FITCH WEBSITE.

FinanceInvestment & Company InformationFitch Ratings Contact:

Fitch Ratings

Primary Analyst

Paul Jiang

Analyst

+1-212-908-9120

Fitch Ratings, Inc.

33 Whitehall St.

New York, NY 10004

or

Committee Chairperson

Tracy Wan

Senior Director

+1-212-908-9171

or

Media Relations:

Sandro Scenga, +1-212-908-0278

sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com […]

Fitch Affirms Ratings for SLM Student Loan Trust 2012-3 Notes

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Fitch Ratings affirms the senior notes and subordinate notes issued by SLM Student Loan Trust 2012-3 at ‘AAAsf’ and ‘AAsf’, respectively. The Rating Outlook remains Stable for the senior and subordinate notes. A detailed list of rating actions follows at the end of this press release.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

High Collateral Quality

The collateral consists of 100% of Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loans. The credit quality of the trust collateral is high, in Fitch’s opinion, based on the guarantees provided by the transaction’s eligible guarantors and reinsurance provided by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for at least 97% of principal and accrued interest. Fitch currently rates the U.S. sovereign at “AAA”, outlook stable.

Sufficient Credit Enhancement

While both the senior and subordinate notes will benefit from overcollateralization (OC; the excess of trust’s asset balance over bond balance) and excess spread, the senior notes also benefit from subordination provided by the class B note. As of January 2015, total parity is 101.01% (1.00% CE) and senior parity is 105.54% (5.25% CE). Cash is being released from the trust, given the specified OC amount, which is equal to the greater of 1.00% of the current adjustable pool balance and $1,300,000, has been achieved.

Adequate Liquidity Support

Liquidity support is provided by a Debt Service Reserve Fund sized at the greater of 0.25% of the pool balance and $1,249,353.

Acceptable Servicing Capabilities

Navient, formerly Sallie Mae, Inc., is responsible for day-to-day servicing of the trust. Fitch believes Navient is an acceptable servicer of FFELP student loans.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

Since FFELP student loan ABS rely on the U.S. government to reimburse defaults, ‘AAAsf’ FFELP ABS ratings will likely move in tandem with the ‘AAA’ U.S. sovereign rating. Aside from the U.S. sovereign rating, defaults and basis risk account for the majority of the risk embedded in FFELP student loan transactions. Additional defaults and basis shock beyond Fitch’s published stresses could result in future downgrades. Likewise, a buildup of CE driven by positive excess spread given favorable basis factor conditions could lead to future upgrades.

Initial Key Rating Drivers and Rating Sensitivity further described in the Presale report published on April 24, 2012.

Fitch has affirmed the following:

SLM Student Loan Trust 2012-3:

–Class A notes at ‘AAAsf’; Outlook Stable;

–Class B notes at ‘AAsf’; Outlook Stable.

A comparison of the transaction’s Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms (RW&Es) to those of typical RW&Es for student loans is available by accessing the reports and links below:

–‘SLM Student Loan Trust 2012-3 – Appendix’, dated April 24, 2012;

–‘Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions — Amended’, dated April 17, 2013.

Additional information is available at ‘www.fitchratings.com‘.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

–‘Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria’ (August 2014);

–‘Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria’ (June 2014).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=754389

Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=750530

Additional Disclosure

Solicitation Status

http://www.fitchratings.com/gws/en/disclosure/solicitation?pr_id=980252

ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS. PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: HTTP://FITCHRATINGS.COM/UNDERSTANDINGCREDITRATINGS. IN ADDITION, RATING DEFINITIONS AND THE TERMS OF USE OF SUCH RATINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE AGENCY’S PUBLIC WEBSITE ‘WWW.FITCHRATINGS.COM‘. PUBLISHED RATINGS, CRITERIA AND METHODOLOGIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE AT ALL TIMES. FITCH’S CODE OF CONDUCT, CONFIDENTIALITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, AFFILIATE FIREWALL, COMPLIANCE AND OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE ‘CODE OF CONDUCT’ SECTION OF THIS SITE. FITCH MAY HAVE PROVIDED ANOTHER PERMISSIBLE SERVICE TO THE RATED ENTITY OR ITS RELATED THIRD PARTIES. DETAILS OF THIS SERVICE FOR RATINGS FOR WHICH THE LEAD ANALYST IS BASED IN AN EU-REGISTERED ENTITY CAN BE FOUND ON THE ENTITY SUMMARY PAGE FOR THIS ISSUER ON THE FITCH WEBSITE.

FinanceInvestment & Company InformationFitch Ratings Contact:

Fitch Ratings

Primary Analyst

Jeffrey Prackup

Director

+1 212-908-0839

Fitch Ratings, Inc.

33 Whitehall Street

New York, NY 10004

or

Secondary Analyst

Paul Jiang

Analyst

+1 212-908-9120

or

Committee Chairperson

Tracy Wan

Senior Director

+1 212-908-9171

or

Media Relations:

Sandro Scenga, +1 212-908-0278

sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com […]

Fitch Affs Access to Loans for Learning Student Loan Corp., Ser 2012-I Sr Notes; Upgrades Sub Notes

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Fitch Ratings affirms the senior notes issued from Access to Loans for Learning Student Loan Corp., Series 2012-I (ALL SLC 2012-I) and upgrades the ALL SLC 2012-I subordinate notes. The Rating Outlook on the senior notes remains Stable and the Rating Outlook on the subordinate notes has been revised to Stable from Positive. The upgrade is driven by stable collateral performance, hence better coverage for the subordinate notes.

Key Rating Drivers

High Collateral Quality: The trust collateral consists of 100% of Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loans. The credit quality of the trust collateral is high, in Fitch’s opinion, based on the guarantees provided by the transaction’s eligible guarantors and reinsurance provided by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for at least 97% of principal and accrued interest. Fitch currently rates the U.S. sovereign rating ‘AAA’, Outlook Stable.

Sufficient Credit Enhancement: CE is provided by overcollateralization and excess spread. In addition, the class A notes benefit from subordination from the class B notes. As of October 2014, senior and total parity are at 107.04% and 103.20%, respectively. The deal is currently in turbo; no cash can be released until all bonds are paid in full.

Adequate Liquidity Support: Liquidity support for notes is provided by a reserve account currently at $406,228 (0.25% of the pool balance) with a floor of $316,520.

Acceptable Servicing Capabilities: Navient Solution Inc., XES, and Great Lakes are all responsible for servicing the trust. Fitch believes all three servicers are acceptable servicers of FFELP student loans.

Rating Sensitivities

Since FFELP student loan ABS relies on the U.S. government to reimburse defaults, ‘AAAsf’ FFELP ABS ratings will likely move in tandem with the ‘AAA’ U.S. sovereign rating. Aside from the U.S. sovereign rating, defaults and basis risk account for the majority of the risk embedded in FFELP student loan transactions. Additional defaults and basis shock beyond Fitch’s published stresses could result in future downgrades. Likewise, a buildup of CE driven by positive excess spread given favorable basis factor conditions could lead to future upgrades.

Fitch has taken the following rating actions:

Access to Loans for Learning Student Loan Corp., Series 2012-I:

— Class A notes affirmed at ‘AAAsf’; Outlook Stable;

— Class B note upgraded to ‘AAsf’ from ‘Asf’; Outlook revised to Stable from Positive.

A comparison of the transaction’s representations, warranties, and enforcement mechanisms (RW&Es) to those of typical RW&Es for FFELP asset-backed securities is available in the presale appendix. This presale appendix and Fitch’s special report on “Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms on Global Structured Finance Transactions,” may be accessed via the links provided below.

Additional information is available at ‘www.fitchratings.com‘.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

–‘Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria’ dated May 20, 2014;

–‘Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria’ dated June 23, 2014;

–‘Access to Loans for Learning Student Loan Corporation, Series 2012-I – Appendix’ dated Dec 12, 2012;

–‘Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions’ dated Oct. 31, 2014.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

Representations, Warranties and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=799248

Access to Loans for Learning Student Loan Corporation, Series 2012-I — Appendix

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=696043

Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=750530

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=754389

Additional Disclosure

Solicitation Status

http://www.fitchratings.com/gws/en/disclosure/solicitation?pr_id=946336

ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS. PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: HTTP://FITCHRATINGS.COM/UNDERSTANDINGCREDITRATINGS. IN ADDITION, RATING DEFINITIONS AND THE TERMS OF USE OF SUCH RATINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE AGENCY’S PUBLIC WEBSITE ‘WWW.FITCHRATINGS.COM‘. PUBLISHED RATINGS, CRITERIA AND METHODOLOGIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE AT ALL TIMES. FITCH’S CODE OF CONDUCT, CONFIDENTIALITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, AFFILIATE FIREWALL, COMPLIANCE AND OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE ‘CODE OF CONDUCT’ SECTION OF THIS SITE. FITCH MAY HAVE PROVIDED ANOTHER PERMISSIBLE SERVICE TO THE RATED ENTITY OR ITS RELATED THIRD PARTIES. DETAILS OF THIS SERVICE FOR RATINGS FOR WHICH THE LEAD ANALYST IS BASED IN AN EU-REGISTERED ENTITY CAN BE FOUND ON THE ENTITY SUMMARY PAGE FOR THIS ISSUER ON THE FITCH WEBSITE.

Security Upgrades & DowngradesFinanceFitch RatingsStudent LoanFFELP Contact:

Fitch Ratings

Primary Analyst

Charlene M. Davis

Director

+1-212-908-0213

Fitch Ratings, Inc.

33 Whitehall St.

New York, NY 10004

or

Committee Chairperson

Tracy Wan

Senior Director

+1-212-908-9171

or

Media Relations:

Sandro Scenga, New York, +1 212-908-0278

Email:

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Fitch Affirms Senior Notes Issued by Arkansas Student Loan Authority Series 2012-1

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Fitch Ratings has affirmed at ‘AAAsf’ the senior student loan notes issued by Arkansas Student Loan Authority 2012-1.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

High Collateral Quality: The trust collateral is comprised of 100% of Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). The credit quality of the trust collateral is high, in Fitch’s opinion, based on the guarantees provided by the transaction’s eligible guarantors and at least 97% reinsurance of principal and accrued interest provided by the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

Sufficient Credit Enhancement: Cash flows scenarios for the class A notes were satisfactory under Fitch’s stresses. Total reported parity is 108.22%. Total credit enhancement (CE) is provided by overcollateralization (OC), and excess spread. Additionally, this trust is in turbo and no cash will be released until all notes all paid in full.

Liquidity support is provided by a reserve account (0.25% of outstanding notes or $300,000).

Acceptable Servicing Capabilities: EdFinancial Services is the servicer of this trust, with Nelnet acting as back-up servicer. In Fitch’s opinion, both servicers are acceptable servicers of FFELP student loans.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

Since FFELP student loan ABS rely on the U.S. government to reimburse defaults, ‘AAAsf’ FFELP ABS ratings will likely move in tandem with the ‘AAA’ U.S. sovereign rating. Aside from the U.S. sovereign rating, defaults and basis risk account for the majority of the risk embedded in FFELP student loan transactions. Additional defaults and basis shock beyond Fitch’s published stresses could result in future downgrades. Likewise, a buildup of credit enhancement driven by positive excess spread given favorable basis factor conditions could lead to future upgrades.

Fitch has affirmed the following:

Arkansas Student Loan Authority 2012-1:

–Class A at ‘AAAsf’; Outlook Stable.

Additional information is available at ‘www.fitchratings.com‘.

A comparison of the transaction’s RW&Es to those of typical RW&Es for student loans is available by accessing the reports and links below:

–‘Arkansas Student Loan Authority, Series 2012-1 — Appendix’ (Dec. 11, 2012);

–‘Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions — Amended'(April 17, 2012).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

–‘Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria’ (Aug. 4, 2014);

–‘Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria’ (June 23, 2014).

–‘Arkansas Student Loan Authority Series 2012-1 (US ABS)’

(Dec. 11, 2012);

–‘Arkansas Student Loan Authority, Series 2012-1 — Appendix'(Dec. 11, 2012);

–‘Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions — Amended'(April 17, 2012).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

Arkansas Student Loan Authority, Series 2012-1 — Appendix

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=751127

Representations, Warranties and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=799248

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=754389

Arkansas Student Loan Authority Series 2012-1 (US ABS)

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=696719

Additional Disclosure

Solicitation Status

http://www.fitchratings.com/gws/en/disclosure/solicitation?pr_id=941175

ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS. PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: HTTP://FITCHRATINGS.COM/UNDERSTANDINGCREDITRATINGS. IN ADDITION, RATING DEFINITIONS AND THE TERMS OF USE OF SUCH RATINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE AGENCY’S PUBLIC WEBSITE ‘WWW.FITCHRATINGS.COM‘. PUBLISHED RATINGS, CRITERIA AND METHODOLOGIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE AT ALL TIMES. FITCH’S CODE OF CONDUCT, CONFIDENTIALITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, AFFILIATE FIREWALL, COMPLIANCE AND OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE ‘CODE OF CONDUCT’ SECTION OF THIS SITE. FITCH MAY HAVE PROVIDED ANOTHER PERMISSIBLE SERVICE TO THE RATED ENTITY OR ITS RELATED THIRD PARTIES. DETAILS OF THIS SERVICE FOR RATINGS FOR WHICH THE LEAD ANALYST IS BASED IN AN EU-REGISTERED ENTITY CAN BE FOUND ON THE ENTITY SUMMARY PAGE FOR THIS ISSUER ON THE FITCH WEBSITE.

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Fitch Affirms PHEAA Student Loan Trust 2013-3

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the PHEAA Student Loan Trust 2013-3 senior note at ‘AAAsf’ and subordinate note at ‘AAsf’. The Rating Outlook remains Stable for both classes.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

High Collateral Quality: The trust collateral consists of 100% Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loans. The credit quality of the trust collateral is high, in Fitch’s opinion, based on the guarantees provided by the transaction’s eligible guarantors and reinsurance provided by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for at least 97% of principal and accrued interest. The current U.S. sovereign rating is at ‘AAA’ with a Stable Outlook.

Sufficient Credit Enhancement (CE): The CE is provided by overcollateralization and future excess spread. Additionally, the senior note also benefits from subordination provided by the class B note. As of September 2014, total parity is 101.15% (1.14% CE) and senior parity is 104.46% (4.27% CE). A target OC amount (or specified OC amount) equal to the sum of 1.7% of the current adjusted pool balance and 1.9% of the initial adjusted pool balance must be met before excess cash can be released from the trust.

Adequate Liquidity Support: Liquidity is supported by both a reserve account and a capitalized interest account. The reserve is sized at the greater of 0.25% of pool balance and $758,492. The current capitalized interest account of $12.9 million will be released based on a predetermined schedule. Any remaining amounts in the account will be released on the November 2016 quarterly distribution date.

Acceptable Servicing Capabilities: Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) services the entire PHEAA SLT 2013-3 portfolio. Fitch believes that PHEAA is an acceptable servicer of FFELP student loans.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

Since FFELP student loan ABS rely on the U.S. government to reimburse defaults, ‘AAAsf’ FFELP ABS ratings will likely move in tandem with the ‘AAA’ U.S. sovereign rating. Aside from the U.S. sovereign rating, defaults and basis risk account for the majority of the risk embedded in FFELP student loan transactions. Additional defaults and basis shock beyond Fitch’s published stresses could result in future downgrades. Likewise, a buildup of credit enhancement driven by positive excess spread given favorable basis factor conditions could lead to future upgrades.

A comparison of the transaction’s representations, warranties, and enforcement mechanisms (RW&Es) to those of typical RW&Es for FFELP asset-backed securities is available in the presale appendix. This presale appendix and Fitch’s special report on ‘Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms on Global Structured Finance Transactions,’ may be accessed via the links provided below.

Fitch has affirmed the following:

PHEAA Student Loan Trust 2013-3:

— Class A at ‘AAAsf’; Outlook Stable;

— Class B at ‘AAsf’; Outlook Stable.

Additional information is available at ‘www.fitchratings.com‘.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

— ‘Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria’ (May 20, 2014);

— ‘Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria’ (June 23, 2014);

— PHEAA Student Loan Trust 2013-3 — Appendix’ (Nov. 5, 2013);

— ‘Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions’ (Oct. 31, 2014).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria
http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=754389

Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria
http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=750530

PHEAA Student Loan Trust 2013-3 — Appendix
http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=722200

Representations, Warranties and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions
ttp://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=799248

Additional Disclosure

Solicitation Status
http://www.fitchratings.com/gws/en/disclosure/solicitation?pr_id=916535

ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS. PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: HTTP://FITCHRATINGS.COM/UNDERSTANDINGCREDITRATINGS. IN ADDITION, RATING DEFINITIONS AND THE TERMS OF USE OF SUCH RATINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE AGENCY’S PUBLIC WEBSITE ‘WWW.FITCHRATINGS.COM‘. PUBLISHED RATINGS, CRITERIA AND METHODOLOGIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE AT ALL TIMES. FITCH’S CODE OF CONDUCT, CONFIDENTIALITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, AFFILIATE FIREWALL, COMPLIANCE AND OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE ‘CODE OF CONDUCT’ SECTION OF THIS SITE. FITCH MAY HAVE PROVIDED ANOTHER PERMISSIBLE SERVICE TO THE RATED ENTITY OR ITS RELATED THIRD PARTIES. DETAILS OF THIS SERVICE FOR RATINGS FOR WHICH THE LEAD ANALYST IS BASED IN AN EU-REGISTERED ENTITY CAN BE FOUND ON THE ENTITY SUMMARY PAGE FOR THIS ISSUER ON THE FITCH WEBSITE.

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Primary Analyst, +1-212-908-9120

Paul Jiang

Analyst

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Committee Chairperson

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Senior Director

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Fitch Expects to Rate Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2014-6

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Fitch Ratings expects to assign the ratings to the following Nelnet Student Loan Trust (NSLT) 2014-6 student loan asset-backed notes:

–$565,000,000 class A notes ‘AAAsf(EXP)’; Outlook Stable;

–$8,300,000 class B notes ‘A+sf(EXP)’; Outlook Stable.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

High Collateral Quality: The trust collateral consists of 100% Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loans including 64.2% rehabilitated (rehab) loans. In Fitch’s opinion, the credit quality of the trust collateral is high, based on the guarantees provided by the transaction’s eligible guarantors and at least 97% reinsurance of principal and accrued interest provided by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The U.S. is currently rated ‘AAA’, Outlook Stable.

Sufficient Credit Enhancement: Cash flow scenarios for class A and B notes were satisfactory under Fitch’s respective stresses. Total credit enhancement (CE) is provided by overcollateralization (OC) and excess spread, and for the class A notes, 1.45% subordination is provided by the class B notes. At closing, total and senior parity are expected to be 101.79% and 103.29%, respectively. A target OC amount equal to the greater of 2.27% of the adjusted pool balance and $2 million must be met before excess spread can be released from the trust.

Adequate Liquidity Support: Liquidity support is provided by an approximate $12.9 million reserve account (2.25% of outstanding note balance), funded at closing with note proceeds. On or after the January 2016 distribution date, the specified reserve requirement will be the greater of 0.25% of the outstanding note balance and 0.10% of the initial note balance.

Acceptable Servicing Capabilities: Nelnet, Inc. will service approximately 36.28% of the NSLT 2014-6 portfolio. Xerox Education Services LLC (Xerox-ES), Great Lakes Educational Loan Services Inc. (GLELSI) and Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will service 47.22%, 9.07% and 7.44%, respectively, of the remaining portfolio. In Fitch’s opinion, all servicers are acceptable servicers of FFELP student loans.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

Since FFELP student loan ABS rely on the U.S. government to reimburse defaults, ‘AAAsf’ FFELP ABS ratings will likely move in tandem with the ‘AAA’ U.S. sovereign rating. Aside from the U.S. sovereign rating, defaults and basis risk account for the majority of the risk embedded in FFELP student loan transactions. Additional defaults and basis shock beyond Fitch’s published stresses could result in future downgrades. Likewise, a buildup of CE driven by positive excess spread given favorable basis factor conditions could lead to future upgrades.

For further discussion of Fitch’s sensitivity analysis, please see the presale titled ‘NSLT 2014-6’, dated July 28, 2014, available at www.fitchratings.com or by clicking on the link.

Additional information is available at ‘www.fitchratings.com‘.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

–‘Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria’ (May 20, 2014);

–‘Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria’ (June 23, 2014);

–‘Representations, Warranties and Enforcement Mechanism in Global Structure Finance Transactions’ (April 17, 2012).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research: Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2014-6 (US Student Loans)

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=752775

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=748821

Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=750530

Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=676496

Additional Disclosure

Solicitation Status

http://www.fitchratings.com/gws/en/disclosure/solicitation?pr_id=841976

ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS. PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: HTTP://FITCHRATINGS.COM/UNDERSTANDINGCREDITRATINGS. IN ADDITION, RATING DEFINITIONS AND THE TERMS OF USE OF SUCH RATINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE AGENCY’S PUBLIC WEBSITE ‘WWW.FITCHRATINGS.COM‘. PUBLISHED RATINGS, CRITERIA AND METHODOLOGIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE AT ALL TIMES. FITCH’S CODE OF CONDUCT, CONFIDENTIALITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, AFFILIATE FIREWALL, COMPLIANCE AND OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE ‘CODE OF CONDUCT’ SECTION OF THIS SITE. FITCH MAY HAVE PROVIDED ANOTHER PERMISSIBLE SERVICE TO THE RATED ENTITY OR ITS RELATED THIRD PARTIES. DETAILS OF THIS SERVICE FOR RATINGS FOR WHICH THE LEAD ANALYST IS BASED IN AN EU-REGISTERED ENTITY CAN BE FOUND ON THE ENTITY SUMMARY PAGE FOR THIS ISSUER ON THE FITCH WEBSITE.

Security Upgrades & DowngradesFinanceFitch Ratingsstudent loanFFELP Contact:

Fitch Ratings

Primary Analyst

Nicole Edwards, +1 212-908-9114

Director

Fitch Ratings, Inc.

33 Whitehall St

New York, NY 10004

or

Secondary Analyst

Victoria Ohorodnyk, +1 212-908-0866

Associate Director

or

Committee Chairperson

Tracy Wan, +1 212-908-9171

Senior Director

or

Media Relations:

Sandro Scenga, +1 212-908-0278

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Fitch Expects to Rate Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2014-5

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Fitch Ratings expects to assign the following ratings to the Nelnet Student Loan Trust (NSLT) 2014-5 student loan asset-backed notes as follows:

–$587,000,000 class A notes ‘AAAsf’ (EXP); Outlook Stable;

–$16,000,000 class B notes ‘A+sf’ (EXP); Outlook Stable.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

High Collateral Quality: The trust collateral consists of 100% Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loans including 19.82% of rehabilitated (rehab) loans. The credit quality of the trust collateral is high, in Fitch’s opinion, based on the guarantees provided by the transaction’s eligible guarantors and at least 97% reinsurance of principal and accrued interest provided by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Fitch affirmed and assigned Outlook Stable to the U.S. Sovereign rating on March 24, 2014.

Sufficient Credit Enhancement: Cash flow scenarios for class A and B notes were satisfactory under Fitch’s respective stresses. Total credit enhancement (CE) is provided by overcollateralization (OC) and excess spread, and for the class A notes, 2.65% subordination is provided by the class B notes. At closing, total and senior parity are expected to be 101.17% and 103.93%, respectively. A target OC amount equal to the greater of 1.85% of the adjusted pool balance and $2 million must be met before excess spread can be released from the trust.

Adequate Liquidity Support: Liquidity support is initially provided by a $6,331,500 reserve account (1.05% of outstanding note balance), funded at closing with note proceeds. On or after the May 2019 distribution date, the specified reserve requirement will be the greater of 0.25% of the outstanding note balance and 0.10% of the initial note balance.

Target Overcollateralization Level: Excess spread must build to the greater of: 1.85% of the adjusted pool balance or $2.0 million before excess cash may be released from the trust.

Acceptable Servicing Capabilities: Nelnet, Inc. will service approximately 36.7% of the NSLT 2014-5 portfolio. Great Lakes Educational Loan Services Inc. and Xerox Education Services LLC (Xerox-ES) will service 38.9% and 24.4% respectively of the remaining portfolio. In Fitch’s opinion, all servicers are acceptable servicers of FFELP student loans.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

Since FFELP student loan ABS rely on the U.S. government to reimburse defaults, ‘AAAsf’ FFELP ABS ratings will likely move in tandem with the ‘AAA’ U.S. sovereign rating. Aside from the U.S. sovereign rating, defaults and basis risk account for the majority of the risk embedded in FFELP student loan transactions. Additional defaults and basis shock beyond Fitch’s published stresses could result in future downgrades. Likewise, a buildup of credit enhancement driven by positive excess spread given favorable basis factor conditions could lead to future upgrades. For further discussion of Fitch’s sensitivity analysis, please see the presale titled ‘NSLT 2014-5’, dated June 12, 2014, available at www.fitchratings.com.

Additional information is available at ‘www.fitchratings.com‘.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

–‘Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria’ (May 20, 2014);

–‘Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria’ (May 17, 2013);

–‘Representations, Warranties and Enforcement Mechanism in Global Structure Finance Transactions’ (April 17, 2012).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research: Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2014-5 (US ABS)

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=750031

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=748821

Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=708795

Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=676496

Additional Disclosure

Solicitation Status

http://www.fitchratings.com/gws/en/disclosure/solicitation?pr_id=834359

ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS. PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: HTTP://FITCHRATINGS.COM/UNDERSTANDINGCREDITRATINGS. IN ADDITION, RATING DEFINITIONS AND THE TERMS OF USE OF SUCH RATINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE AGENCY’S PUBLIC WEBSITE ‘WWW.FITCHRATINGS.COM‘. PUBLISHED RATINGS, CRITERIA AND METHODOLOGIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE AT ALL TIMES. FITCH’S CODE OF CONDUCT, CONFIDENTIALITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, AFFILIATE FIREWALL, COMPLIANCE AND OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE ‘CODE OF CONDUCT’ SECTION OF THIS SITE. FITCH MAY HAVE PROVIDED ANOTHER PERMISSIBLE SERVICE TO THE RATED ENTITY OR ITS RELATED THIRD PARTIES. DETAILS OF THIS SERVICE FOR RATINGS FOR WHICH THE LEAD ANALYST IS BASED IN AN EU-REGISTERED ENTITY CAN BE FOUND ON THE ENTITY SUMMARY PAGE FOR THIS ISSUER ON THE FITCH WEBSITE.

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Primary Analyst

Nicole Edwards

Director

+1-212-908-9114

Fitch Ratings, Inc.

33 Whitehall Street

New York, NY 10004

or

Secondary Analyst

Victoria Ohorodnyk

Associate Director

+1-212-908-0866

or

Committee Chairperson

Steven Stubbs

Senior Director

+1-212-908-0676

or

Media Relations:

Sandro Scenga, +1-212-908-0278 (New York)

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Fitch Maintains Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2012-1 Sr. Notes on Negative Watch; Upgrades Subs

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Fitch Ratings maintains the Rating Watch Negative on the ‘AAAsf’ senior notes and upgrades the subordinate notes to ‘AAsf’ from ‘A+sf’ issued by Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2012-1. The Rating Outlook remains Stable for the subordinate notes.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

High Collateral Quality: The collateral consists of 100% Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loans (including 10.4% of rehabilitated loans as of February 2014). The credit quality of the trust collateral is high, in Fitch’s opinion, based on the guarantees provided by the transaction’s eligible guarantors and reinsurance provided by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for at least 97% of principal and accrued interest.

Rating Watch Maintained: ‘AAAsf’ rated tranches of U.S. FFELP student loan ABS are maintained on Rating Watch Negative following the revision of the U.S. sovereign rating on Oct. 15, 2013.

Sufficient Credit Enhancement (CE): CE is provided by overcollateralization (OC; the excess of trust’s asset balance over bond balance), excess spread, and for the class A notes, subordination provided by the class B notes. As of February 2014, senior and total parity is at 104.32% and 101.40% respectively. The trust is currently releasing cash at its cash release level of the greater of 1.38% OC and $2,000,000.

Adequate Liquidity Support: Liquidity support is provided by a Debt Service Reserve Fund currently sized at $686,727.

Acceptable Servicing Capabilities: National Education Loan Network, Inc. is the Master Servicer, with Nelnet, Inc. acting as subservicer. Fitch believes National Education Loan Network, Inc. and Nelnet, Inc. to be acceptable servicers of FFELP student loans.

Initial Key Rating Drivers further described in the presale report published on May 2, 2012.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

Since the FFELP student loan ABS relies on the U.S. government to reimburse defaults, ‘AAAsf’ FFELP ABS ratings will likely move in tandem with the ‘AAA’ U.S. sovereign rating. Aside from the U.S. sovereign rating, defaults and basis risk account for the majority of the risk embedded in FFELP student loan transactions. Additional defaults and basis shock beyond Fitch’s published stresses could result in future downgrades. Likewise, a buildup of CE driven by positive excess spread given favorable basis factor conditions could lead to future upgrades.

Fitch has taken the following rating actions:

Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2012-1:

–Class A at ‘AAAsf’; Rating Watch Negative maintained;

–Class B upgraded to ‘AAsf’ from ‘A+sf’; Outlook Stable.

A comparison of the transaction’s Representations, Warranties & Enforcement Mechanisms (RW&Es) to those of typical RW&Es for that asset class is available by accessing the appendix that accompanies the initial Presale Report. Please refer to ‘Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2012-1 – Appendix’, published on May 2, 2012 at www.fitchratings.com.

Additional information is available at ‘www.fitchratings.com‘.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

–‘Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria’ (May 24, 2013);

–‘Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria’ (May 17, 2013);

–‘Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2012-1 (US ABS)’ (May 2, 2012);

–‘Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2012-1 – Appendix’ (May 2, 2012);

–‘Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions’ (April 17, 2012).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=708661

Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria — Amended

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=708795

Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2012-1 (US ABS)

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=678369

Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2012-1 – Appendix

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=678416

Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions — Amended

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=676496

Additional Disclosure

Solicitation Status

http://www.fitchratings.com/gws/en/disclosure/solicitation?pr_id=824502

ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS. PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: HTTP://FITCHRATINGS.COM/UNDERSTANDINGCREDITRATINGS. IN ADDITION, RATING DEFINITIONS AND THE TERMS OF USE OF SUCH RATINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE AGENCY’S PUBLIC WEBSITE ‘WWW.FITCHRATINGS.COM‘. PUBLISHED RATINGS, CRITERIA AND METHODOLOGIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE AT ALL TIMES. FITCH’S CODE OF CONDUCT, CONFIDENTIALITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, AFFILIATE FIREWALL, COMPLIANCE AND OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE ‘CODE OF CONDUCT’ SECTION OF THIS SITE. FITCH MAY HAVE PROVIDED ANOTHER PERMISSIBLE SERVICE TO THE RATED ENTITY OR ITS RELATED THIRD PARTIES. DETAILS OF THIS SERVICE FOR RATINGS FOR WHICH THE LEAD ANALYST IS BASED IN AN EU-REGISTERED ENTITY CAN BE FOUND ON THE ENTITY SUMMARY PAGE FOR THIS ISSUER ON THE FITCH WEBSITE.

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Fitch Ratings

Primary Analyst

Harry Kohl

Associate Director

+1-212-908-0837

Fitch Ratings, Inc.

One State Street Plaza

New York, NY 10004

or

Committee Chairperson

Tracy Wan

Senior Director

+1-212-908-9171

or

Media Relations:

Sandro Scenga, +1-212-908-0278 (New York)

sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com […]