Student loan issuer Nelnet announced that because of recent actions from Congress, including the implementation of H.R. 5715 — a bill that increases the amount of money available from Federal student loan programs — it will continue to originate new Federal student loans to all students, regardless of the school they attend, for the 2008-2009 school year.

Without the recent government action “it would have been difficult to continue lending this fall,” the company said.

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