Update:

Valerie said that there is no way to tell if you are buying a daily interest or a monthly interest note. The loan performance page will not be fixed and will always show that the final payment settlement date was 12/5/14. She assured me that no statistical data is pulled from this page so the loan will statistically fall into the paid off in 2015 category.

Oh, and she gave me a one time courtesy credit of 23 cents to make up for the lost interest. Now to decide what to do with my sudden windfall....