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Fitch Affirms Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2014-2 Notes; Outlook Stable

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Fitch Ratings affirms all outstanding notes issued from Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2014-2 (Nelnet 2014-2). The Rating Outlook on all outstanding notes remains Stable.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

High Collateral Quality: The trust collateral consists of 100% of Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loans, including approximately 24.77% of rehabilitated 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 at ‘AAA’, Outlook Stable.

Sufficient Credit Enhancement: CE is provided by overcollateralization (OC; the excess of trust’s asset balance over bond balance) and excess spread. As of the December 2014 collection period, total parity is 101.27% and senior parity is 105.07%. Currently, cash is being released as the trust has reached the target OC release level of the greater of 1.25% of the adjusted pool balance and $2,000,000.

Adequate Liquidity Support: is provided by a $2.362 million reserve account as of the December 2014 collection period. On or after the August 2015 distribution date, the specified reserve requirement account will be sized at 0.25% of outstanding notes with $509,000 floor.

Acceptable Servicing Capabilities: As of December 2014, Nelnet, Inc. services approximately 65.01% of the 2014-2 portfolio. Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) (14.65%), Xerox Education Services, LLC (12.67%), and Great Lakes Education Loan Services Inc. (GLESI) (7.67%) service the remaining portion of the portfolio. In Fitch’s opinion, all 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 credit enhancement driven by positive excess spread given favorable basis factor conditions could lead to future upgrades.

Fitch affirms the following:

Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2014-2:

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

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

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

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

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’ (May 20, 2014);

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

–‘Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2014-2 – Appendix’ (March 3, 2014);

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

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria – Effective from 20 May 2014 to 4 August 2014

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

Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2014-2 — Appendix

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=738836

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=980267

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

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

+1-212-908-0278

New York

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Fitch Upgrades Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2013-2 Sub Note; Affirms Sr Note

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the senior note issued by Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2013-2 at ‘AAAsf’. In addition, Fitch upgrades the subordinate note to ‘AAsf’ from ‘Asf’. The upgrade is driven by stable performance, increased parity and seasoning of the collateral. 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 21% of 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 November 2014, total parity is 101.01% (1% CE) and senior parity is 104.92% (4.68% CE). The trust is releasing cash as long as the specified OC (greater of 1.0% of the Adjusted Pool Balance and $2,000,000) is maintained.

Adequate Liquidity Support: Liquidity support for note is provided by a reserve account (0.25% of pool balance or $1,156,000).

Acceptable Servicing Capabilities: Nelnet, Inc. (Nelnet) is servicing approximately 77% of the portfolio and Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is servicing approximately 23%. Fitch considers both servicers to be acceptable servicers of FFELP 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:

Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2013-2:

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

–Class B upgraded to ‘AAsf’ from ‘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);

–‘Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2013-2 — Appendix’ (Feb. 19, 2013);

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

Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2013-2 — Appendix

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=702153

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=978762

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 Ratings Contact:

Fitch Ratings

Primary Analyst:

Paul Jiang, +1-212-908-9120

Analyst

Fitch Ratings, Inc.

33 Whitehall St.

New York, NY 10004

or

Committee Chairperson:

Tracy Wan, +1-212-908-9171

Senior Director

or

Media Relations:

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

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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.

Security Upgrades & DowngradesFinanceFitch Ratings Contact:

Fitch Ratings

Primary Analyst

Victoria Ohorodnyk

Associate Director

+1-212-908-0866

Fitch Ratings, Inc.

33 Whitehall Street

New York, NY 10004

or

Committee Chairperson

Steven Stubbs

Senior Director

+1-212-908-0676

or

Media Relations:

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

Email:

sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com […]

Fitch Affirms Rhode Island Student Loan Authority Series 2012-2

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority Series 2012-2 class 2012-2 note at ‘AAAsf’. The Rating Outlook remains Stable.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

High Collateral Quality: The trust collateral consists of 100% (99.84% Non-Rehab; 0.16% Rehab) 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 ‘AAA’ with a Stable Outlook.

Sufficient Credit Enhancement (CE): The CE is provided by overcollateralization and future excess spread. As of June 2014, total parity is 104.39% (4.2% CE). The trust is a turbo structure therefore no cash is released until the note is paid in full.

Adequate Liquidity Support: Liquidity support for the note is provided by a debt service reserve account. The reserve is sized equal to the greater of 0.25% of the pool balance and $390,000. Additionally, a $600,000 balance will be retained in the revenue fund until the September 2015 monthly distribution date.

Acceptable Servicing Capabilities: Day-to-day servicing is provided by Nelnet Servicing, LLC. Fitch considers Nelnet to be an acceptable servicer of FFELP 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.

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).

–‘Rhode Island Student Loan Authority, Series 2012-2 Appendix’ dated Nov. 7, 2012;

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

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

Rhode Island Student Loan Authority, Series 2012-2 Appendix

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=692972

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=901394

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 RatingsRhode IslandFFELP Contact:

Fitch Ratings, Inc.

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, New York, +1 212-908-0278

sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com […]

Fitch Affirms Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2013-5 Notes

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the senior notes for Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2013-5 at ‘AAAsf’ and subordinate note at ‘Asf’. The Rating Outlook remains Stable for all classes.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

High Collateral Quality: The trust collateral is comprised of 100% of rehabilitated 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’ with a Stable Outlook.

Sufficient Credit Enhancement: While both the senior and subordinate notes will benefit from over-collateralization and future excess spread, the senior notes also benefit from subordination provided by the class B note. As of July 2014, total parity is 101.52% and senior parity is 104.01%. The trust has been releasing cash given the Specified Overcollateralization Amount of the greater of 1.5% of the adjusted pool balance and $2,000,000 is maintained.

Adequate Liquidity Support: Liquidity support is provided by a reserve account. The reserve is sized equal to the greater of 0.25% of the pool balance, and $408,000 and an $ 8.0 million capitalized interest account.

Acceptable Servicing Capabilities: Day-to-day servicing is provided by Nelnet, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), Xerox Education Services Inc. (XES). 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.

Fitch has affirmed the following:

Nelnet Student Loan Trust Series 2013-5:

–Class A at ‘AAAsf’; Outlook Stable;

–Class B at ‘Asf’; Outlook Stable.

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:

–Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2013-5 – Appendix’, dated Sept. 24, 2013;

–‘Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms in Global Structured Finance Transactions — Amended’, dated April 17, 2012.

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).

–‘Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2013-5 – Appendix’ (Sept. 24, 2013);

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

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=708795

Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2013-5 — Appendix

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=718682

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=877314

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 RatingsNelnet Contact:

Fitch Ratings

Primary Analyst

Lisette Figueroa

Analyst

+1-212-908-0836

Fitch Ratings, Inc.

33 Whitehall St.

New York, NY 10004

or

Committee Chairperson

Steve Stubbs

Senior Director

+1-212-908-0676

or

Media Relations

New York:

Sandro Scenga, +1 212-908-0278

sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com […]

Fitch Affirms Notes Issued by Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation 2012-1

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Fitch Ratings affirms the senior and subordinate student loan notes issued by Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation 2012-1. The Rating Outlook on the senior notes, which is tied to the sovereign rating of the U.S. government, remains Negative, while the Rating Outlook on the subordinate notes remains Stable. Fitch used its ‘Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria’, and ‘Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS’ to review the ratings.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

The ratings on the senior and subordinate notes are affirmed based on stable trust performance and the sufficient level of credit to cover the applicable risk factor stresses. Credit enhancement for the senior and subordinate notes consists of overcollateralization and future excess spread, while the senior notes also benefit from subordination provided by the class B notes. In addition, no cash can be released from the trust until all notes are paid in full and as such parity is expected to continue to increase throughout the life of the transaction.

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.

Initial Key Rating Drivers and Rating Sensitivity further described in the New Issue Report published on July 13, 2012.

Fitch has taken the following rating actions:

Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation 2012-1:

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

–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 2013);

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

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:

–‘Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation 2012-1 — Appendix ‘, July 13, 2012.

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

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

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

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

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

Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation, Series 2012-1 (US ABS)

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=683654

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