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School Service Center Spotlight: Jeremy Buss

October 13, 2014

jeremyName: Jeremy Buss

Title: Specialist – School Service Center


Nycci: How long have you been with Nelnet?

Jeremy: Almost five years.

Nycci: What is your favorite part about the job?

Jeremy: I like the wide variety of people I get to work with from all over the country. I like when I am able to dig into things, whether it be Nelnet systems or working with other companies to resolve schools’ problems. I enjoy helping them understand the how’s and why’s and ultimately making things work for the students who are being affected.

I also work with a great team that I think is one of the best and most knowledgeable in the country. It is great working with them every day and helping them maintain the high quality standards we have established at Nelnet in order to be the best.

Nycci: What’s your favorite thing to do in the summer?

Jeremy: During the summer, I enjoy just being outdoors and being able to work around the house and in the yard and garden. I also enjoy spending time with my wife and daughters before the grind of school and activities kicks in.

Nycci: What are your favorite hobbies?

Jeremy: I love photography, so it is pretty common to see me with a camera in my hand or close at hand when I am not at work. I am currently completing licensing with the University of Nebraska so that I can publish calendars and posters using the photos I take while covering Husker sports. I also love to travel. I love the beach, sitting and listening to the waves come in, relaxing, and seeing new places around the world.


Nycci: Name one of your favorite things about someone in your family.

Jeremy: I can’t say that I can pick any one person or favorite thing out. My parents and two brothers have always supported me and been by my side through the tough times, and they are always ready with a joke, smile, or some kind of shenanigan.

Nycci: What do you feel are some of the biggest challenges that today’s Direct Loan borrowers face?

Jeremy: I think one of the biggest hurdles for students today is the increasing cost of college. I think there are more and more students shying away from continuing their education as they look at the cost, and many who do attend have huge student loan balances when they graduate. It can be a burden that affects them for quite some time as they try to build their life after graduation. I also think that, with all the new changes and programs that are always happening, it can be tough for some borrowers to understand what student loan options are available to them. I think student loan debt is an added challenge as they graduate and go into one of the toughest job markets we have seen in quite some time in the country. It adds pressure to find that perfect job, which is hard to do right out of school.

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