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MetroChick wrote: I mean "loan originators" - with $150,000 in student loans, she's most likely got a mix of Federal and private student loans. Typically we don't call the government/taxpayers "investors" - even though they are "investing" in students/future tax payers.

The nomenclature of Wall Street...

A "loan originator" is someone (like me and Dwdonhoff) who takes a loan application and works hand-in-hand with the consumer to complete the processing of a loan. A loan originator doesn't lend money.

An "investor" is the entity that lends the money. Here are some sources for student loans.
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