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. Along with Tuition Management Systems and Cognition Lending (formerly First Marblehead Education Resources, Inc.), 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.
raise^ is the latest private education loan product designed by Cognition Financial to make private student loans more accessible. It is offered through our lending subsidiary, Cognition Lending Corporation.
A private student loan offered by SunTrust Bank, the Custom Choice Loan is a customizable, competitive private student loan available to undergraduate and graduate students.
A private student loan offered by SunTrust Bank, the Graduate Business School Loan is designed to help graduate students seeking an MBA, or other advanced business degree, pay for college by offering great rates and a variety of benefits.
Kinecta Private Student Loans through Kinecta Federal Credit Union offer competitive rates with customized options to best fit your lending needs.
A private student loan offered by SunTrust Bank, the Union Federal Private Student Loan can help pay for college with great rates and a variety of benefits.
A private student loan offered by SunTrust Bank in partnership with AAA Northeast Bank.
Tuition Management Systems (TMS), a Cognition Financial subsidiary, facilitates tuition payments through a simple, secure platform. Product offerings include payment plans, online payments, merchant services, 1098-T reporting, refund and disbursement solutions. Visit tuitionmanagementsystems.com to learn more.
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