October 07, 2009 12:13 ET

Federal Overhaul of Student Aid, More at iiBIG's Student Loans Financing Forum

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 7, 2009) - iiBIG presents the 2009 Student Loans Financing Update, scheduled for December 8, 2009 at the Hilton Times Square in New York City.

The recent approval of the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009 by the House of Representatives is the first step in enacting critical changes for the student loans market and lenders. The bill favors Federal government control over the student loans market, leaving the future of private lenders in question. Lending will shift from the bank-based Federal Family Education Loan Program in favor of the Department of Education-run Federal Direct Loans Program by July 2010 with increased funding for Pell Grants, the allocation of a projected $87 billion in savings to expand aid to students and colleges, and more (Source: scholarships.com).

In response to this year's Student Loans Financing Congress, held this past April in Washington, D.C., iiBIG's latest forum will delve into the current landscape, future, and opportunities for this next phase of the Student Loans markets. This one-day conference will cover:

--  A complete survey of the student loan landscape
--  Legislative and regulatory developments
--  Private student loans
--  The state of the student loan securitization market
--  Effects of government programs: Straight-A and TALF
--  Auction Rates: Hope on the horizon?

For more information and conference updates:
Visit: http://www.iibig.com/F0905
Phone: 704-999-9806
E-mail: ritak@iibig.com


iiBIG (International Institute for Business Information & Growth) is an unbiased, independent company dedicated to organizing business-to-business conferences and seminars for senior-level business executives. We provide learning and networking settings for some of the business community forward thinkers -- those who occupy the highest levels in their companies and organizations. Our events focus on the most pressing and timely issues facing decision-makers in today's global economy. For more information, visit: http://www.iibig.com.

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