First Marblehead CEO Jack Kopnisky Interviewed on Student Loan Network Financial Aid Podcast

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The Financial Aid Podcast, an award-winning free internet radio program published by The Student Loan Network, has interviewed First Marblehead Corporation CEO Jack Kopnisky about his company's recent publication, "Family Conversations about College Financing Are Typically Late, Brief and Not Well Planned." More details, including notes about the interview, will be made available on the Financial Aid Podcast web site. Visit: http://www.FinancialAidPodcast.com/fmd

The Financial Aid Podcast, an award-winning free internet radio program published by The Student Loan Network, has interviewed First Marblehead Corporation CEO Jack Kopnisky about his company's recent publication, "Family Conversations about College Financing Are Typically Late, Brief and Not Well Planned." More details, including notes about the interview, will be made available on the Financial Aid Podcast web site. Visit: http://www.FinancialAidPodcast.com/fmd

"One of the constraints that mainstream media faces is that everything needs to be condensed down to a single sentence quote or a 10-second sound byte for broadcast, and rarely do you ever get an in-depth story. Podcasting changes the equation significantly -- a podcast interview doesn't have time constraints or need to cram a certain number of commercials in every few minutes, so you get a fuller, more clear picture of the real story," said Christopher Penn, producer of the Financial Aid Podcast.

"Sound bites grab your attention, but they don't tell the story in any depth. For example, in speaking with Mr. Kopnisky, one point he made was that students and families need to strongly consider the cost of money, obtaining funding for education from the cheapest sources (scholarships and grants) first, followed by federal and then private student loans. Insights and reminders like these are essential tips for students, parents, and families to consider in the financial aid process, and I am happy to share with my listeners," said Mr. Penn.

The Financial Aid Podcast will premiere its interview with Jack Kopnisky on October 19, 2006 at: http://www.FinancialAidPodcast.com/fmd.

To listen to this in-depth interview, listeners are encouraged to use the free iTunes software from Apple Computer (available at http://www.iTunes.com) and visit http://www.FinancialAidPodcast.com/itunes

No iPod is required to listen, and the podcast is free to download.

The Financial Aid Podcast is an award-winning internet radio program published by the Student Loan Network and the Edvisors Network. Learn more and listen today for free at http://www.FinancialAidPodcast.com.

The Edvisors Network is a leading education finance and marketing services company focused on providing a broad set of student loan products and education-related information to students, parents and the financial aid community. The Edvisors Network manages The Student Loan Network, one of the nation's fastest growing providers of student loans and related information.

Visit The Student Loan Network at http://www.StudentLoanNetwork.com.

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