A South Dakota finance company trying to become a household name in student lending is enlisting community banks to help it reach that goal.

Student Loan Finance Corp. in Aberdeen began originating student loans in the Midwest three years ago after nearly two decades of buying the loans on the secondary market. It hopes the involvement of community banks - which have often shied away from student lending - will help double its share of the $60 billion student lending market, to $1.5 billion, within a year.

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