Sallie Mae Continues Monthly $1,000 Plan for College Sweepstakes

Students and Families Who Register for Any of Sallie Mae’s Free
College Planning Tools and Resources Automatically Entered to Win

NEWARK, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college
company, will again offer students and families a little extra incentive
to start planning for college. Sallie Mae’s Plan
for College Sweepstakes
awards $1,000 monthly to individuals who
register for the company’s free college planning tools.

Sallie Mae offers an array of free planning-for-college tools, including
the College
Planning Calculator
, which helps students and families research
college costs and build a customized savings plan, and Scholarship
Search by Sallie Mae
, a customizable scholarship tool with access to
5 million scholarships valued at $24 billion. Registering for the tools
is free, and Sallie Mae does not sell or share any information with

The following high school and college students received $1,000 for
college in 2016 through the Sallie Mae Plan for College Sweepstakes:

  • Allison House of Coral Springs, Florida
  • Kiara Moore of San Antonio, Texas
  • Emma Tarawally of Claymont, Delaware
  • Melissa Shaffer of Ephraim, Utah
  • Jariatu Koroma of Greenbelt, Maryland
  • Timothy Shields of Houston, Texas
  • Karla Eslava of Cicero, Illinois
  • Haley Wieland of Orlando, Florida
  • Christine Rivera of Orlando, Florida
  • Ziasia Simon of Bronx, New York
  • Mario Baldwin-McCurdy of Bothell, Washington

In addition, Imani Troy of Lexington, North Carolina, received $5,000 as
the sweepstakes winner for National Scholarship Month—November.

“The research
is clear, families with a plan to pay for college save significantly
more and borrow less,” said Martha Holler, senior vice president, Sallie
Mae. “Our monthly sweepstakes provides a little extra help to families
for getting on the planning-for-college track.”

Sallie Mae recommends following a 1-2-3 approach when it comes to paying
for college: first, maximize money that does not need to be repaid, such
as scholarships and grants; second, explore federal student loans; and,
third, consider a responsible private student loan.

For official sweepstakes rules, visit Plan
for College Sweepstakes
. No purchase necessary. Void where
prohibited. Odds of winning depend upon number of entries received.

For more information on saving, planning, and paying for college, visit
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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, insurance, and
online retail banking. Learn more at
Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are
not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.


Sallie Mae
Connor Peoples, 302-451-0402