MIAMI-Credit unions shouldn't pay too much attention to negative headlines regarding private student lending, according to the author of a just-completed white paper on the loan category.

There are numerous advantages associated with private student lending, reminded Jim Jerving, who moderated a panel session during the 2012 CUNA Lending Council Conference.The panel of experts, which included successful CU private student loan lenders that participated in Jerving's paper, "Demystifying Private Student Loans," shared benefits of the loan along with tips for running a student loan program well.

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