California Debt Limit Allocation Committee

Student Loan Program

Student Loan Program Description
Student Loan Bonds are tax-exempt private activity bonds issued by authorized agencies for the purpose of either financing direct loans to college students and their parents or purchasing bundles of already-originated loans on the secondary market. When used for direct lending programs, tax-exempt bond allocation allows lenders to pass on interest rate savings to needy students via below market interest rate loans. Needy students are borrowers for whom the cost to attend college exceeds their ability to pay, as determined by their school's financial aid office. Currently, three agencies are authorized to issue tax-exempt bonds for student loan programs in California: ALL Student Loan Corporation, Educational Funding Services, Inc. and the California Educational Facilities Authority.