Archive for Thursday, March 8, 2012

25 years ago: Sallie Mae ready for grand opening

March 8, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 8, 1987:

  • Several local officials were expected to be present for the grand opening of the new Lawrence facility of the Student Loan Marketing Association, or Sallie Mae. The ribbon-cutting ceremonies were to take place at the $4.2 million building on the following morning, with an open house for the public on the following Saturday. New employees had begun settling into their new workplace in mid-February.
  • Kansas University had defeated the Oklahoma Sooners at the Big Eight semifinal basketball game at Kansas City's Kemper Arena. The Jayhawks were to meet Missouri in the tournament final at 3 p.m. today.


Tara Painter 6 years ago

Never go though Sallie Mae, worst loan company ever! We made the mistake of co-signing a loan for a family memeber, and they were calling us up to get the money. We ended up not having a choice but to pay it. Then they told us that the payment takes four days to process and still would charge intrest while in process. For four days that was 4.62. This is on a loan that is not even mine. Then they tell me she can collect the tax refund on the loan we payed. How can that be even legal! BEWARE OF SALLIE MAE!

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