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Fitch Gives 12 National Collegiate Student Loan Trust Transactions ‘Outlook Negative’ Ratings!

As you may or may not know National Collegiate Student Loans is American Education Services which is of course the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). All of the National Collegiate Trusts listed below can be found HERE PHEAA’s website and HERE the Irish Stock Exchange.

P.S. Despite Fitch and ‘National Collegiate’s’ assertion that the Loans held or rather owned by the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts are Private Student Loans…they are NOT! The National Collegiate loans are FEDERAL FFELP LOANS that were FRAUDULENTLY CONSOLIDATED WITHOUT THE BORROWERS KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT!

If you received federal student loans in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, or 2007 that were or are serviced by American Education Services (AES) then it may be worth your while to look into this!

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fitch Ratings has affirmed all ratings across 12 National Collegiate Student Loan Trust (NCSLT) transactions.

The affirmations reflect the stable loss coverage multiples of the trusts since Fitch’s last review on Jan. 29, 2010, which continue to reflect high default levels in excess of Fitch’s initial expectations.

In addition, Fitch removes from Rating Watch Negative and subsequently assigns Negative Rating Outlooks to NCSLT 2006-3 through 2007-2 to reflect Fitch’s overall view of the private student loan sector. The Outlook remains Negative on non-distressed ratings in NCSLT 2003-1 through 2006-2. These actions are based upon Fitch’s Global Structured Finance Criteria and U.S. Private Student Loan ABS Criteria.

For each trust, Fitch conducted a review of the collateral performance that involved the calculation of loss coverage multiples based on the most recent variables. A projected net loss amount was compared to available credit enhancement to determine the loss multiples. Fitch used historical vintage loss data provided by the issuer to form a loss timing curve representative of the private student loan collateral pools of each trust. After giving credit for seasoning of loans in repayment, Fitch applied the current cumulative gross loss level to this loss timing curve to derive the expected gross losses over the remaining life for each trust. A recovery rate of 25% was applied, which assumes no further payments from TERI other than the funded pledge accounts.

The available credit enhancement for the trusts consists of excess spread, overcollateralization (if any), and subordination where applicable. Fitch assumed excess spread to be the lesser of the historical average excess spread (earning on the assets minus interest payments to bondholders and fees) and the most recent 12-month average excess spread, and applied that same rate over the remaining life. Given the high default forecasts relative to the remaining pool balance, the multiples were compressed to achieve through-the-cycle rating stability.

Fitch has affirmed the following classes:

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2003-1:
–Class A-6 at ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-7 at ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-IO at ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class B-1 at ‘Csf’;
–Class B-2 at ‘Csf’.

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2004-1:
–Class A-2 at ‘BB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-3 at ‘BB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-4 at ‘BB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-IO-2 at ‘BB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class B-1 at ‘Csf’;
–Class B-2 at ‘Csf’.

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2004-2/NCF Grantor Trust 2004-2:
–Class A-3 at ‘BBB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-4 at ‘BBB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-5 1 at ‘BBB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-5 2 at ‘BBB+sf; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-IO at ‘BBB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class B at ‘BB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
Class C at ‘CCCsf’.

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2005-1/NCF Grantor Trust 2005-1:
–Class A-2 at ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-3 at ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-4 at ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-5 1 at ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-5 2 at ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class B at ‘BB-sf’; Outlook Negative’;
–Class C at ‘CCsf‘.

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2005-2/NCF Grantor Trust 2005-2:
–Class A-2 at ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-3 at ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-4 at ‘BBB-‘sf; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-5-1 at ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-5-2 at ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-IO at ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class B at ‘B+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class C at ‘CCsf’.

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2005-3/NCF Grantor Trust 2005-3:
–Class A-2 at ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-3 at ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-4 at ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-5-1 at ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-5-2 at ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-IO-1 at ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-IO-2 at ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class B at ‘BB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class C at to ‘CCsf’.

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2006-1:
–Class A-2 at ‘BB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-3 at ‘BB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-4 at ‘BB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-5 at ‘BB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-IO at ‘BB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class B at ‘B+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class C at ‘CCsf’.

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2006-2:
Class A-1 at ‘BB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-2 at ‘BB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A- at ‘BB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-4 at ‘BB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-IO at ‘BB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class B at ‘CCCsf’;
–Class C at ‘CCsf’.

Fitch has removed from Rating Watch Negative, affirmed, and assigned Outlooks to the following classes as indicated:

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2006-3:
–Class A-2 at ‘BBB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-3 at ‘BBB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-4 at ‘BBB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-5 at ‘BBB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-IO at ‘BBB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class B at ‘BB+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class C at ‘B+sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class D at ‘CCCsf’.

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2006-4:
–Class A-1 at ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-2 at ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-3 at ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-4 at ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-IO at ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class B at ‘BBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class C at ‘Bsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class D at ‘CCsf’.

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2007-1:
–Class A-1 at ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-2 at ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-3 at ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-4 at ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-IO at ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class B at ‘BBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class C at ‘Bsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class D at ‘CCsf’.

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2007-2:
–Class A-1 at ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-2 at ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-3 at ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-4 at ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class A-IO at ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class B at ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class C at ‘BB-sf’; Outlook Negative;
–Class D at ‘CCCsf’.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

–‘Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria’, dated Aug. 13, 2010;
–‘U.S. Private Student Loan Criteria’, dated Aug. 24, 2009;
–‘Rating US Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS’, dated April 11, 2008;
–‘Fitch to Begin Review of U.S. FFELP SLABS Applying Updated Criteria’, dated June 29, 2010;
–‘Fitch to Gauge Basis Risk in Auction-Rate U.S. FFELP SLABS Review’, dated Sept. 22, 2010.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:
Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria
http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=547326
U.S. Private Student Loan ABS Criteria
http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=463174
Rating US Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria
http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=382306

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.

Contacts

Fitch Ratings
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Emily Lee, +1-212-908-0667
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Cynthia Ullrich, +1-212-908-0609
Senior Director
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Media Relations:
Brian Bertsch, New York, +1-212-908-0549
brian.bertsch@fitchratings.com

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STUDENT LOAN FRAUD ALERT: Fitch Downgrades and Withdraws Ratings on Education Loans Inc., Indenture Trusts

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FYI Education Loans Inc. is ClassNotes Inc. it is also Wachovia Education Finance and they are all now Wells Fargo Education. For those students currently serving a debt life sentence at the WACHOVIA or WELLS FARGO STUDENT LOAN DEBT PRISON it may be worth your time to investigate this further. My gut says that someone found SERIOUS FRAUD in these trusts!

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fitch Ratings takes the rating actions described below on Education Loans Inc.’s Student Loan Trusts 1999-1, 2004-1 & 2004-C&D and withdraws all ratings. For these trusts, all ratings of senior and subordinate bonds are downgraded as indicated below except for one tranche which was recently affirmed. In addition, ratings on Education Loans Inc.’s Student Loan Trust 1998-1 and 2005-1 are being withdrawn.

Fitch used its ‘Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria’, ‘U.S. Private SL ABS Criteria’ and ‘FFELP Student Loan ABS Rating Criteria’, as well as the refined basis risk criteria outlined in Fitch’s Sept. 22, 2010 press release ‘Fitch to Gauge Basis Risk in Auction-Rate U.S. FFELP SLABS Review’ to review the ratings.

Each of the 1999-1, 2004-1, 2004-C&D transactions are under significant pressure as losses continue to accumulate at rates above Fitch’s expectations. The trusts are undercollateralized and exhibiting a downward parity trend, particularly for the 2004-C&D and 1999-1 trusts. The trusts are also under pressure due to the high cost associated with the failed auction-rate securities, not allowing the trusts to accumulate asset to build parity.

Fitch is withdrawing all of its ratings assigned to Education Loans Inc.’s Student Loan Trusts following the issuer’s decision to redeem subordinate bonds in the 2004-1 transaction with trust funds, an action which appears to be in breach of the provisions of the trust documents. In addition, the issuer has indicated that it has applied cash from 1999-1 trust accounts to make a payment related to a lawsuit.

These actions took place in late 2009 and during this year and Fitch only became aware of them in recent conversations with the issuer as part of its surveillance review process. These actions were not contemplated in Fitch’s rating analysis and Fitch has determined that it can no longer maintain accurate ratings as a result of such actions.

For the portion of the trusts mentioned above that is backed by private loans, Fitch conducted a review of the collateral performance that involved the calculation of loss coverage multiples based on the most recent data provided by the issuer. A projected remaining net loss amount was compared to available credit enhancement to determine the loss multiples. Fitch derived the expected lifetime net loss based on the projected lifetime net default for each repayment year. Fitch then applied the current cumulative net loss level to determine the expected net loss over the remaining life for the trust. In addition, Fitch applied the most recent 12-month average excess spread rate over the remaining life. Basis risk stresses were also applied to account for the risk associated with the auction-rate securities. The ratings prior to the withdrawal are commensurate with the loss coverage multiples calculated.

Fitch has taken the following rating actions:

Education Loans Inc, – 1998-1 Indenture Trust:

–Class 1D withdrawn;
–Class 1F 6/1/20 withdrawn;
–Class 1H withdrawn;
–Class 1K withdrawn.

Education Loans Inc, – 1999-1 Indenture Trust:

Series 1999-1
–Class A downgraded to ‘BBsf’ from ‘Asf’; withdrawn;
Class C downgraded to ‘CCCsf’ from ‘Bsf’; withdrawn.

Series 2001-1
–Class A downgraded to ‘BBsf’ from ‘Asf’; withdrawn;
–Class B downgraded to ‘BBsf’ from ‘Asf’; withdrawn;
–Class C downgraded to ‘CCCsf’ from ‘Bsf’; withdrawn.

Series 2002-1
–Class A downgraded to ‘BBsf’ from ‘Asf’; withdrawn;
–Class B downgraded to ‘BBsf’ from ‘Asf’; withdrawn;
–Class C downgraded to ‘CCCsf’ from ‘Bsf’; withdrawn.

Series 2003-1
–Class B downgraded to ‘BBsf’ from ‘Asf’; withdrawn;
–Class C downgraded to ‘BBsf’ from ‘Asf’; withdrawn;
–Class D downgraded to ‘CCCsf’ from ‘Bsf’; withdrawn.

Education Loans Inc, – 2004-1 Indenture Trust:

–Class A1 downgraded to ‘BBBsf’ from ‘AAsf’; withdrawn;
–Class A3 downgraded to ‘BBBsf’ from ‘AAsf’; withdrawn;
Class A4 downgraded to ‘BBBsf’ from ‘AAsf’; withdrawn;
–Class B1 affirmed at ‘Bsf’; withdrawn.

Education Loans Inc, – 2004-C&D Indenture Trust:

–Class C1 downgraded to ‘BBB-sf’ from ‘AA-sf’; withdrawn;
–Class C2 downgraded to ‘BBB-sf’ from ‘AA-sf’; withdrawn;
–Class C5 downgraded to ‘BBB-sf’ from ‘AA-sf’; withdrawn;
–Class D downgraded to ‘CCCsf’ from ‘Bsf’; withdrawn.

Education Loans Inc, – 2005-1 Indenture Trust:

–Class A3 withdrawn;
–Class B withdrawn.

Additional information is available at www.fitchratings.com.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

–‘Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria’ dated Aug. 13, 2010;
–‘U.S. Private Student Loan Criteria dated Aug. 24, 2009;
–‘Rating US Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS’, dated April 11, 2008;
–‘Fitch to Begin Review of U.S. FFELP SLABS Applying Updated Criteria’ dated June 29, 2010;
–‘Fitch to Gauge Basis Risk in Auction-Rate U.S. FFELP SLABS Review’, dated Sept. 22, 2010.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:
Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria
http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=547326
U.S. Private Student Loan ABS Criteria
http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=463174
Rating US Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria
http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=382306

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.

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