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Brazos Loan Servicing, Inc. Acquires College Station Servicing Assets

Waco, TX – September 8, 2010 – In response to recent changes in legislation, Brazos Loan Servicing, Inc. (BLS), a Texas non-profit corporation, has acquired certain servicing assets in College Station, TX from Graduate Leverage, LLC. With the acquisition of Graduate Leverage Servicing Center in College Station, TX, BLS will be positioned to provide unique servicing capabilities for an increased focused on private loan products, existing FFELP portfolios, and possible participation in the proposed Direct Loan Servicing contracts for eligible 501(c)(3) student loan servicers.
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Graduate Leverage Named in Inc. Magazine’s 2009 500/5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies

WALTHAM, Mass. – October 1, 2009 – Graduate Leverage, LLC (GL), a leader in the student lending industry, was recently named to Inc. Magazine’s 2009 "500/5000" list of fastest growing private companies. GL was also highlighted in a Wall Street Journal Online edition article titled “Inc.’s 500/5,000 List turns up Job-Search Gems” as a company thriving in a time when other firms in the financial industry struggle (August, 2009).
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Graduate Leverage Announces New Student Plus Program™ for Undergraduate Students

WALTHAM, Mass. – July 7, 2009 – Graduate Leverage, LLC (GL) announces the launch of the Student Plus Program, an option that provides families an alternative to borrowing costly private loans by making Direct Parent PLUS Loan borrowing more attractive.
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Graduate Leverage Announces New Transitional Loan Programs for Professional Graduate Students

WALTHAM, Mass – March 18, 2009 – Graduate Leverage LLC. (GL), a leading provider of student loans, announces the launch of new transitional loan programs for students graduating from professional degree programs. These new programs help health profession and law students manage expenses associated with embarking on residency programs or preparing for state bar exams.
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Graduate Leverage In The News

Job search complicated by personal circumstances
Malinda Larkin, JAVMA News January 2012
Dr. Joshua D. Warren hasn't had a full-time job for a few months now. But the 2011 graduate of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine doesn't blame the economy or his alma mater for his situation.
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Helping MBAs Manage The Debt Burden
Mica Bevington, Poets & Quants August 2011
When Dan Thibeault scanned the Sunday papers on his iPhone on May 22, he found a satirical cartoon that made him smile. A dean was handing a graduate her diploma, saying, “Best of luck realizing your dreams…” The girl had a ball and chain attached to her ankle, with “Student Debt” written across the ball. “It’s nice to see that the mainstream is catching up with the fact that higher education is not always a good investment,” he says.
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Have B-Schools become debtors' prisons?
Mica Bevington, CNNMoney August 2011
In 2008, Brian Jenkins moved to Malibu, Calif., to start his MBA at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. He had big ambitions for B-school, expecting the degree to help him land a six-figure-salary job in human resources at a top company.
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Financing an MBA, With Help from Mom and Dad
Alison Damast, Bloomberg BusinessWeek May 2011
Daniel Wesley knew as soon as he started applying to business school that he wanted to avoid student loans. He'd already racked up about $45,000 in loans from his undergraduate days and didn't relish the idea of adding another $200,000 or so to that debt load, he says.
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6 Advantages to Federal Student Loans
Kim Clark, U.S. News & World Report April 2010
Despite the credit crunch, some banks are marketing private educational loans with seemingly low interest rates. And some students think they can save money and hassle by putting their college charges on their credit card.
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Student Credit Crunch May Ease
Kim Clark, U.S. News & World Report April 2010
Thinking about borrowing to pay for graduate school? Listen first to Bobbie Daniels, a fourth-year osteopathic medical student at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
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Repaying Medical School Debt
Janet Kidd Stewart, Physicians Practice September 2009

Big debt loads are nothing new for recent med school graduates. But today’s young doctors are starting their careers more deeply in debt than any previous generation, and they’re contemplating payments that will last for decades.
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Inc.'s 500/5,000 List Turns up Job-Search Gems
Kyle Stock, WSJ Online August 2009

It's hard to tell how healthy a finance shop is these days. Some of the best are laying people off (i.e. Barclay's), while some of the shakiest have been shopping for talent (GMAC). Inc. magazine's new 500/5000 list, released today, may prove to be a good barometer.
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Last Minute Tips for Finding College Cash
Kim Clark, US News, August 2009

While the recession has made it harder to find jobs to raise extra cash and has reduced some scholarship programs, financial aid advisers and experienced college parents say there are a few quick options that might help families score some extra bucks.
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