Have you heard of Sallie Mae? Sallie Mae was started in 1972 as a Government Sponsored Entity however by 2004 it has been privatized and is now a totally independent entity and its on the stock market but appears to be doing just fine even surrounded by all the chaos that has struck the rest of the economy.
Sallie MaeÂ®, the nation’s leading provider of student loans and administrator of college savings plans, has helped millions of Americans achieve their dream of a higher education. The company primarily provides federal and private student loans for undergraduate and graduate students and their parents.
Sallie Mae is going strong and should be the first place you turn when looking to build your finacial aid packages for college or graduate school. Sallie Mae is also the parent company of Upromise a college savings program you probably have seen all around the internet and in financial aid informational packages.