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We're a bank with a purpose—we're here to help families save, plan, and pay for college.

Higher education creates opportunity and opportunity should be within everyone’s reach. We admire individuals for pursuing their dreams, and we’re here to help make them a reality. We encourage families to borrow responsibly and offer private student loans to help them make college happen.

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"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 give back to our communities

We strive to help create brighter futures—donating 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.

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  Our primary research reveals how people make higher education happen

As a thought leader on saving, planning, and paying for college, we create highly anticipated research reports.


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  We connect students with scholarships

Scholarships are key when it comes to paying for college, because they’re money students won’t have to pay back. We offer our own scholarships and help students find others to help them make college happen.

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  We follow leaders who inspire us

Our leadership team is committed to making the dream of higher education a reality. Their passion motivates and empowers us to live our mission and help families save, plan, and pay for college.

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Join the team that makes college happen

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