The rising cost of education coupled with federal loan limits on direct lending presents a growing opportunity for private student loan funding in the long run, according to the panelists at the IMN's ABS East 2011 Student Loan panel.

The panelists estimated that the average college tuition rang in about $16,000. federal student loan limits were set at $5,500 and Pell Grant limits offer up to another $5,550, leaving a large funding shortfall that could be fill in the private market. There is a gap, said panelists and a need to access more capital.

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