About Us

Helping you build a prosperous future
Quinton L.
Scholarship winner

We’re a bank that believes in the power of learning, wherever it may happen

You’re on your own path, moving toward what’s ahead. We’re here to support every learning experience—whether it’s in the classroom or out in the world. With products like private student loans, credit cards, and savings accounts—plus our financial tools, resources, and information—we empower people to do great things.


Sallie Mae helped me to be the first college graduate in my family and the first to pursue a master's degree.

Cynthia O.,
Sallie Mae customer

We work to make great things happen

Connecting students with scholarships

Scholarships are key when it comes to paying for college, because it’s money students won’t have to pay back. We offer our own scholarships and have helped hundreds of thousands of students find billions of dollars in scholarships to help make college happen.

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Investing in our communities

We donate our time, talent, and money in the communities where we live, work, and play. We’re passionate about making an impact in peoples’ lives and seeing them thrive.

See how we help our communities

Understanding how families make financing decisions

As a thought leader on saving, planning, and paying for college, we create highly anticipated research reports about how families approach paying for college and personal finance.

Find out more about our research

Following leaders who inspire us

Our leadership team is committed to making education and prosperous futures happen. Their passion motivates and empowers us to help customers achieve their dreams.

Get to know our leadership team

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