Hip-Hop Artist Dee-1 and Sallie Mae to Make Special Announcement in New Orleans

Winners of #Pays2Repay Contest Will Join Dee-1 and Sallie Mae
Officials for Ceremony and Luncheon at Calcasieu

NEWARK, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Four deserving Sallie Mae customers will join New Orleans’ own Dee-1,
the former middle school teacher turned hip-hop artist, for a special
announcement and luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 11:30 a.m. CST at
The announcement will recognize the winners of Sallie
Mae’s and Dee-1’s “Pays to Repay” contest, which rewarded customers who
creatively described how paying for college had a positive effect on
their future.



New Orleans’ own Dee-1, former educator turned hip-hop artist and
motivational speaker, in partnership with Sallie Mae, the nation’s
saving, planning, and paying for college company.


Dee-1 and Sallie Mae representatives will host a luncheon to
announce the winners of Dee-1’s “Pays to Repay” contest. Each will
have their Sallie Mae student loan paid off by the company.

Interview and photo opportunities will be available with Dee-1,
Sallie Mae representatives, and the contest winners.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST

(Media encouraged to arrive at 11:15 a.m. for set-up)



930 Tchoupitoulas Street

New Orleans, Louisiana 70130


In addition to Dee-1’s “Pays to Repay” contest, Sallie Mae and Dee-1
recently partnered for “Dee-1’s
Knowledge for College
” Tour, which awarded $95,000 in scholarships
to high school students in five states. Together, Sallie Mae and Dee-1
have awarded more than $130,000 in scholarships and loan payments to
students and customers across the country.

Dee-1 and Sallie Mae also released the “Pay
Off Your Student Loans Playlist
,” a set of tips, tools, and
resources to help students understand and manage student loan payments.

For more information, visit www.Salliemae.com/Dee1.

Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM) is the nation’s saving, planning, and
paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just
around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible
personal finance, including private education loans, Upromise rewards,
scholarship search, college financial planning tools, and online retail
banking. Learn more at SallieMae.com.
Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are
not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.


Sallie Mae
Rick Castellano, 302-451-2541