WASHINGTON - The Department of Education is planning to exempt banks and other financial institutions holding less than $5 million in student loans from costly audit requirements.

"Lenders with these small student loan portfolios can rest assured that the government will not impose this audit upon them," said Leo Kornfeld, senior adviser to Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley.

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