SLM Corporation, more commonly known as Sallie Mae, is the nation�s leading
saving, planning and paying for education company. For 40 years, we have made a
difference in students� and families� lives, helping more than 31 million
Americans pay for college. We recognize there is no single way to achieve this
task, so we provide a range of products to help families whether college is a
long way off or right around the corner. We promote responsible financial habits
that help our customers dream, invest and succeed.
We were formed in 1972 as the Student Loan Marketing Association, a federally
chartered government sponsored enterprise (�GSE�), with the goal of furthering
access to higher education by providing liquidity to the student loan
marketplace. On December 29, 2004, we terminated the federal charter,
incorporated SLM Corporation as a business corporation in the State of Delaware,
and dissolved the GSE.