In an effort to make up for some of the shelf space it could soon be losing at big-box retailers, Green Dot (GDOT) is partnering with student lender Sallie Mae to market a prepaid card to students who do not have a traditional bank account.

Under the arrangement, any funds left over from a Sallie Mae-issued student loan will be loaded onto Green Dot's My Flex prepaid card that students can then use to cover the cost of books and other expenses.

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