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First Pennsylvania, and then the world!

That's what many commercial bankers believe is an apt motto for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, the country's second-largest student-loan-guarantee agency and nonprofit lender.

The Pennsylvania guarantor -- which provided about $344-million in federal


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