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Sallie Mae, That’s Just Not Right!
New In The Public Interest column on Huffington Post from Christine Lindstrom, Higher Education Program Director, published on Thursday.
WASHINGTON - Sallie Mae. Such a “friendly and inviting name,” Lindstrom notes,
for the nation’s largest student lender. And Sallie’s website
proclaims: “We've made finding the right student loan easy.”
Sallie Mae is anything but friendly or inviting. The
mega-student-lender handles over 35 percent of all federal student loan
volume in the country, for a total of $14.1 billion. And these days,
Sallie Mae doesn't seem to be focusing much on making finding "the
right student loan easy.”
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