Introducing the New SallieMae.com: The Saving, Planning, and Paying for College Destination for Students and Families

Sallie Mae’s New Website is a One-Stop Digital Destination for Free Tools, Resources, and Information to Help Families Make College Happen

New Site Makes it Easier Than Ever for Sallie Mae Customers to Manage Their Accounts

Thursday, December 22, 2016 12:55 pm EST

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NEWARK, Del.

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SLM
"The new SallieMae.com combines innovation with expertise that can help students and families navigate the road to higher education no matter where they are in the saving, planning, and paying for college process."

NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company, has officially rolled out the new SallieMae.com. Students and families who may need money for college and want to explore their options, or who are just looking for information on how to get started, now have a one-stop digital destination full of tips, tools, and guidance on everything they need to make college happen.

Whether students and families are saving, planning, or paying for college, the new SallieMae.com is the resource to help them on that journey. The site allows families to compare college savings plans, learn how other families are saving for college, and explore Sallie Mae savings products. In addition, families planning for college can create a financial plan using the College Planning Calculator, find scholarships with the Sallie Mae Scholarship Search, and learn about various financial aid topics, including completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), analyzing financial aid award letters, and understanding and managing credit.

For families new to student loans, the new SallieMae.com starts with the basics. It provides clear and concise information on what to consider when borrowing and how to do so responsibly. Through clearly spelled-out benefits and considerations, the site talks to families about the differences between federal and private student loans and how to find the student loan that best meets their needs. The site also provides information and strategies on how to control and manage total student debt.

For Sallie Mae customers, the new SallieMae.com makes it easier than ever to manage accounts and find information on topics ranging from tax benefits to cosigner release. The site also provides a simple, straightforward, and seamless application process for students and families.

“From apps to access, consumers today demand digital experiences that are fast, efficient, and easy to use,” said Charlie Rocha, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Sallie Mae. “The new SallieMae.com combines innovation with expertise that can help students and families navigate the road to higher education no matter where they are in the saving, planning, and paying for college process.”

The new SallieMae.com is part of the company’s continued commitment to the customer experience. Earlier this month, Sallie Mae unveiled a new mobile app — available for iPhone and Android — to help customers manage their accounts and make payments from smartphones. Access to loan information, including current balance, total amount due, interest rate, and payment history, plus the ability to make loan payments, are now all at a customer’s fingertips.

The company is also investing millions to enhance multiple aspects of the customer experience from application through repayment. All servicing for students, families, and schools is provided by professionals based in the United States. Sallie Mae has also introduced new products to help families save for college, launched initiatives that encourage families to plan for college, conducted research on how families save and pay for college, partnered to create materials to help families understand and manage credit, and continued to offer competitive private education loans for students and now parents to cover any gaps in college financing.

Check out the new site today at www.SallieMae.com.

About Sallie Mae

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.

Contact:

Sallie Mae
Rick Castellano, 302-451-2541
rick.castellano@salliemae.com