Fitch Affirms PARTS Private Student Loan Trust Series 2007-CT1

NEW YORK--()--Fitch Ratings affirms three classes from PARTS Private Student Loan Trust Series 2007-CT1. A detailed list of rating actions follows at the end of this press release.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

Collateral Quality: The trust is collateralized by approximately $51.8 million of private student loans as of February 2014 that were originated according to either TERI or LEARN underwriting guidelines. The projected remaining defaults are expected to range between 15%-20%. A recovery rate of 0% was applied as the data provided indicates a minimal recovery rate.

Credit Enhancement (CE): CE is provided by excess spread. Senior notes, benefiting from subordination provided by junior bonds, are seeing higher parity, while subordinate notes and junior subordinates continue to be under-collateralized. Senior, subordinate and junior subordinate parity ratios are currently 149.67%, 98.72% and 86.15% respectively. The outlook revision for the senior notes reflects improving parity and sufficient CE to absorb expected losses. The Recovery Estimate (RE) for the class B notes is approximately RE 90% and for the class C note is RE 0%.

Liquidity Support: Liquidity support is provided by a reserve fund at $1,000,000.

Satisfactory Servicing Capabilities: Day-to-day servicing is provided by Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. Fitch believes the servicing operations are acceptable at this time.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

As Fitch's base case default proxy is derived primarily from historical collateral performance, actual performance may differ from the expected performance, resulting in higher loss levels than the base case. This will result in a decline in CE and remaining loss coverage levels available to the notes and may make certain note ratings susceptible to potential negative rating actions, depending on the extent of the decline in coverage. Fitch will continue to monitor the performance of the trust.

Fitch affirms the following ratings:

PARTS Private Student Loan Trust Series 2007-CT1

--Class A affirmed at 'Asf', Outlook revised to Stable from Negative;

--Class B affirmed at 'CCCsf', RE 90%;

--Class C affirmed at 'Csf', RE 0%.

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

--'U.S. Private Student Loan ABS Criteria', Jan 29, 2014;

--'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria', May 24, 2013.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

U.S. Private Student Loan ABS Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=730956

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=708661

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings, New York,
Sandro Scenga, +1-212-908-0278
sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com
or
Primary Analyst
Director
Nicole Edwards, +1-212-908-9114
or
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
One State Street Plaza
New York, NY 10004
or
Committee Chairperson
Senior Director
Tracy Wan +1-212-908-9171

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings, New York,
Sandro Scenga, +1-212-908-0278
sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com
or
Primary Analyst
Director
Nicole Edwards, +1-212-908-9114
or
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
One State Street Plaza
New York, NY 10004
or
Committee Chairperson
Senior Director
Tracy Wan +1-212-908-9171