Apr 24, 2006

Nelnet Supports Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Nelnet, a leading education finance company, is pleased to support the 2006 Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill. This event will be held on April 25, in the Hart Senate Office Building, room SH #902, starting at 1 p.m.

Students from all over the nation are struggling with basic economic and accounting skills, which can make financing an education or even finding a job difficult. Financial Literacy Day strives to bring relevant issues concerning financial literacy to members of Congress, congressional staff, and other policy makers. Hundreds of exhibitors and guests will attend to gather important information from organizations that advocate and support financial literacy.

"Nelnet is proud to be involved with the 2006 Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill," said Cheryl Watson, Chief Communications Officer for Nelnet. "Promoting personal financial literacy and awareness is vital to a student's education, and we greatly appreciate the support of the participating organizations and sponsors for Financial Literacy Day. It's making a difference in the lives of children and families in America."

Jump$tart Coalition, Junior Achievement, and the National Council for Economic Education have joined together to create the Financial Literacy Policy Partnership to organize this year's event. Financial Literacy Day will be hosted by the offices of Senators Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI) and Michael B. Enzi (R-WY), Representatives Judy Biggert (R-IL) and Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX), and will be sponsored by Nelnet as well as other organizations.

Nelnet is one of the leading education finance companies in the United States and is focused on providing quality products and services to students and schools nationwide. Nelnet ranks among the nation's leaders in terms of total net student loan assets with $20.3 billion as of December 31, 2005. Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, Nelnet originates, consolidates, securitizes, holds, and services student loans, principally loans originated under the Federal Family Education Loan Program of the U.S. Department of Education.

Additional information is available at www.nelnet.net.

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Eric Solomon of Nelnet, +1-202-659-2258

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