It's not Sallie Mae's fault, it's yours. What I mean is, if you are spending money to go to school, you should make sure that you are going to get out of it what you expected (a degree, opportunity to get a skilled job, etc.) As long as the school is accredited, Sallie Mae is there to help you get the money you need for school. They are not the BBB, they in no way "endorse" any school or program. Sallie Mae is a great program, but all they are is a funding agency. They make it easy to apply/receive loans so people can get a higher education.
I'm sorry that you got taken, there are a lot of schools out there that offer degrees or programs that aren't worth the paper they are printed on. It is up to you (all of us, really) to investigate schools thoroughly before spending any money. Your best bet is always a local college, many of them offer online courses in addition to their traditional programs.
at 10:17 AM on Nov. 15, 2010