Sallie Mae

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Sallie Mae

Sallie Mae

The Student Loan Marketing Association (SLMA). A publicly-traded company chartered by the U.S. Congress to guarantee student loans and to provide a secondary market for student loans made by other lenders. In order to do this, it buys student loans and repackages them, selling them as short-term and medium-term debt obligations. Sallie Mae also provides other services, such as debt management, to students, universities, and businesses. It was established as a government-sponsored enterprise in 1972, but ended its federal charter in 2004. See also: Farmer Mac, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac.

Sallie Mae

Sallie Mae.

This corporation purchases student loans from various lenders, such as banks, and packages the loans as bonds or short-term or medium-term notes. After issue, these debt securities trade on the secondary market.

Sallie Mae guarantees repayment of the bonds and notes, and uses the money it raises through the sale of these securities to provide additional loan money for post-secondary school students. Sallie Mae also arranges financing for state student loan agencies. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Sallie Mae

Popular name for Student Loan Marketing Association.This organization has nothing to do with real estate,but it is defined here because there is sometimes confusion with all the other “Maes”that are related to real estate finance—Fannie Mae,Ginnie Mae,Maggie Mae,and Munie Mae.