For Immediate Release
May 4, 2017

Contact: College Planning & Community Engagement
(603) 227-6612
Email Media Inquiry

New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Corporation (NHHELCO) Partners With St. Mary’s Bank to Provide Nonprofit Student Loans

Concord, N.H. — The New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Corporation (NHHELCO), provider of the nonprofit EDvestinU® Private Student Loan & Refinancing program, and St. Mary’s Bank, the first credit union in the United States, have partnered together to provide student loans to St. Mary’s Bank members.

As part of this partnership, St. Mary’s Bank will now provide information on the EDvestinU Private Student Loan and Student Loan Refinancing to customers at their nine branch locations and online via their website. Offering private student loans and student loan refinancing, NHHELCO’s EDvestinU® loan programs provide St. Mary’s Bank members access to student loans with competitive interest rates and discount programs, as well as scholarship opportunities.

“We are excited to announce this partnership with St. Mary’s Bank,” states Rich Neilsen, EDvestinU Loan Program Manager. “As community lenders, both of our organizations are committed to serve our state’s college-bound students and graduates with responsible financing options.”

The EDvestinU Lending Institution Referral program is a turn-key solution for New Hampshire lending institutions to offer private student loans and consolidation loans from a local, capable, and trusted education lender.

For more information about NHHELCO’s Lending Institution Referral Program, please visit or call 603.227.5423.