--Class A affirmed at 'AAAsf'; removed from Rating Watch Negative and assigned Outlook Stable;
--Class B upgraded to '
Although cash flow indicated a higher rating, the recommendation is to upgrade its current rating to '
KEY RATING DRIVERS
Collateral Performance: Fitch assumes a base case of 15.00% for the non-rehab loans and 48.25% for the rehab loans, resulting in a weighted average base case default rate of approximately 20.99% and 54.71% under the '
Basis and Interest Rate Risk: Fitch applies its standard basis and interest rate stresses to this transaction as per criteria.
Payment Structure: Credit enhancement (CE) is provided by overcollateralization (OC) and excess spread and the class A notes benefit from subordination provided by the class B note. As of the
Maturity Risk: Fitch's SLABS cash flow model indicates that all notes are paid in full on or prior to their legal final maturity of
Acceptable Servicing Capabilities: Day to day servicing is provided by Nelnet. Fitch believes Nelnet is acceptable at this time due to its long servicing history.
For transactions in surveillance, Fitch will treat certain assets such as claims filed as short-term assets in its cash flow analysis. Given that Fitch's current criteria is silent on the treatment of such assets, this treatment is considered a criteria variation. Fitch does not believe such variation has a measurable impact upon the ratings assigned.
Since the FFELP student loan ABS relies on the
USE OF THIRD-PARTY DUE DILIGENCE PURSUANT TO SEC RULE 17G-10
Form ABS Due Diligence-15E was not provided to, or reviewed by, Fitch in relation to this rating action.
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