CHICAGO -- Student loan guarantee agencies are seeking ratings of their claims-paying ability to differentiate themselves and to allay concerns raised by the insolvency of a national agency in 1990.

The Nebraska Student Loan Program Inc. last week received an A2 rating on its claims-paying ability from Moody's Investors Service. The action marks the third time since May that Moody's has assigned the rating, one that indicates the degree of solvency of these nonprofit agencies.

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