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The Academy partners with SLM Financial!

Miami, Florida June 2, 2006: – The Academy of South Florida was recently approved by SLM Financial to offer all potential students financing options for all courseware offered by The Academy. Andy M. Perez, The Academy’s Director of Admissions, states “Our success is due to our overwhelmingly popular career tracks, superb instruction & high placement rate; we are doing more volume than anyone else, easily beating training institutions that are 10 times our size. With the addition of SLM Financial(Sallie Mae) and TERI as lending options for students and corporate employees, the sky is truly the limit on what great things The Academy team can do!”

Christopher Perez, The Academy’s Director of Education, comments that “The partnership between The Academy and SLM Financial will be extremely beneficial for the school, SLM Financial, and most importantly, The Academy’s students. We are very excited to have the option to offer for the first time SLM Financial and TERI lending programs to all of our potential students and corporate clientele!”

An increasing number of students are enrolling in Accelerated Training™ programs at The Academy because of the increasing demand for certified specialists in the information technology fields. The US Department of Labor projects that all information technology careers will grow as fast or faster as the average growth of jobs through 2012. This is mainly due to an increasing elder “Baby Boom Generation” population as well as replacement needs for workers who leave the occupation.

SLM offers special payment plans, including interest-only monthly payments while being enrolled in college and low monthly payments after graduation, low interest rates, and high approval rates. Loans can be requested for more than just tuition, it can cover living expenses, computer equipment and books. SLM Financial, Founded in 1998, is a subsidiary of SLM Corporation, formerly known as Sallie Mae, a Fortune 500 company.