Oct 15, 2010

Nelnet, Inc. Announces Results of Fixed Price Cash Tender Offer For Notes of Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2003-2

LINCOLN, Neb., Oct 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Nelnet, Inc. (NYSE: NNI) announced today that it has accepted for purchase the principal amount of the outstanding senior auction rate student loan asset-backed notes and subordinate auction rate student loan asset-backed notes of Nelnet Student Loan Trust 2003-2 (the "Notes"), set forth below, that were validly tendered pursuant to its previously announced fixed price cash tender offer for such Notes (the "Offer"). The Offer expired at 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on Thursday, October 14, 2010. Payment for the Notes purchased pursuant to the Offer is expected to be made on Tuesday, October 19, 2010. The aggregate consideration for the Notes accepted for payment, excluding accrued and unpaid interest, is $93,025,250.

                                                          Aggregate Principal
      CUSIP Number   Class     Security Description             Amount
      ------------   -----     --------------------     Accepted for Purchase
                                                        ---------------------
       64031QAV3      A-5   Senior Auction Rate Notes              $16,050,000
       64031QAW1      A-6   Senior Auction Rate Notes              $73,150,000
                             Subordinate Auction Rate
       64031QAX9       B                        Notes               $7,600,000


The Offer was made pursuant to the Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal dated October 1, 2010.

This press release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation to buy any of these Notes, nor is it a solicitation for acceptance of the Offer.

Goldman, Sachs & Co. acted as the Dealer Manager for the Offer.

For more than 30 years, Nelnet has been helping families plan, prepare, and pay for their educations.

Additional information is available at http://www.nelnet.com.

Information contained or incorporated in this press release may be considered forward looking in nature and is subject to various risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated, or expected. Among the key factors that may have a direct bearing on the company's operating results, performance, or financial condition expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements are changes in the terms of student loans and the educational credit marketplace arising from the implementation of applicable laws and regulations, and from changes in such laws and regulations, adverse results in legal disputes, changes in the demand for educational financing or in financing preferences of educational institutions, students, and their families, increased financing costs and changes in the general interest rate environment.

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SOURCE Nelnet, Inc.

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