Marketplace lender Social Finance has expanded its education loans to parents of students in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

San Francisco-based SoFi's student-parent loan expansion comes after an initial pilot of 50 borrowers — parents of Stanford University students only — began last year. Wells Fargo has offered similar loans for several years, andCitizens Financial in Providence, R.I., said in early April that it has begun offering similar loans geared towards parents with children in school.

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