If the plan is extended to more borrowers, we would expect a marginally positive impact on the credit quality of the collateral pools in FFELP trusts. FFELP borrowers would be able to consolidate their FFELP loans into direct consolidation loans and reduce their overall chances of default. Borrowers using PAYE tend to have a higher chance of default, and their consolidation into direct loans would leave the remaining trusts with better credit quality.
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