The Brazos Higher Education Service Corp. and NorthStar Education Finance Inc., two of the largest nonprofit lenders that ceased providing loans through the Federal Family Education Loan program, announced yesterday that they would resume originating loans to students in light of a Department of Education buyout plan that was formally unveiled Wednesday, according to officials at both lenders.

"Based on what we have seen so far, we feel comfortable that we will come back in and start offering loans to students," said Ellis Treadway, Brazos' executive vice president.

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