WHAT WE DO:
Sallie Mae is the nation's leading provider of saving- and paying-for-college programs, helping millions of Americans achieve their dream of a higher education. The company manages nearly $172 billion in education loans and serves 10 million student and parent customers. Through its Upromise affiliates, the company also manages more than $19 billion in 529 college-savings plans, and is a major private source of college funding contributions in America, with 9 million members and $425 million in member rewards.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Sallie Mae offers a variety of resources to encourage students and families to make sound fiscal choices as they plan, save, and pay for college. For example, the company has long championed its "1-2-3 approach" to paying for college: first, tap "free money" such as grants and scholarships; second, fully explore low-cost, consumer-friendly federal loans; third, fill any gap with private education loans. The 1-2-3 approach permeates everything the company does, from materials geared for students to customer service training.
WHAT WE NEED:
Sallie Mae has made a strong commitment to helping families make more informed choices about how they can pay for college wisely. We are looking to build awareness of the new "How America Pays for College" national study, expand the reach of the Education Investment Planner, and ensure that more families are aware of the importance of saving for college.
"How America Pays for College"
Education Investment Planner
National College Savings Month
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy