Cognition Financial (formerly The First Marblehead Corporation) was founded in 1991 with the goal of helping students reach their educational goals through access to funding. Cognition Financial has leveraged innovative thinking and analytical rigor to develop innovative financial and technological products for our partners and their clients.
Monogram® Platform: Cognition Financial’s Monogram platform is a fully outsourced, end-to-end private student loan solution for lender clients. The platform is designed to be flexible and helps our lender partners target risk profiles that align with their portfolio objectives. Product offerings include development of a customized private-label program, including a proprietary scorecard, school sales and marketing support, active portfolio management, and loan loss protection.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (series IDs - CUUR0000SAM, CUSR0000SAH1, CUUR0000SAF, Consumer Price Index, All Urban Consumers - (CPI-U), U.S. city average, all items, CUUR0000SEEB01) and U.S. Census Bureau, Income Statistics.
"Three Charts Explain the Student Loan Mess.” Bloomberg. Accessed April 19, 2017.
MeasureOne, The MeasureOne Private Student Loan Performance Report Q3 2014, “Delinquency Trends by Quarter.”
“Fall enrollment survey” (IPEDS-EF:95-99); and IPEDS Spring 2001 through Spring 2013. US Department of Education. Enrollment component. National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Accessed May 27, 2016.
"Work-Life Earnings by Field of Degree and Occupation for People With a Bachelor’s Degree: 2011." Census.gov. Accessed May 27, 2016.
"Years of Cuts Threaten to Put College Out of Reach for More Students." Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Accessed April 19, 2017.
*The Union Federal® Private Student Loan and the Custom Choice Loan® are made by Citizens.
Citizens is a brand name of Citizens Bank, N.A. (NMLS ID# 433960). Member FDIC. Cognition Financial Corporation is not an affiliate of Citizens.
Custom Choice Loan® is a service mark used under license.
Union Federal is a registered trademark of Cognition Financial Corporation. Union Federal Private Student Loans are not offered in connection with any lender other than Citizens or the federal government.