No corner of the banking industry has gotten a bigger near-term boost from Donald Trump's election than private student lenders. And that's saying something.

Since Nov. 8, a widely watched index of bank stocks has risen by 21%, to the delight of banking executives and investors. But the celebrations may be particularly boisterous at SLM Corp., the student loan giant known as Sallie Mae.

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