About us 

The first education

solutions company

We’re here for students and their families—making sure they’re ready and feel good about paying for school. But when it comes to higher education, there’s so much more that students need, and so many more ways that we can help.

That’s why we created

To support all the small moments and big milestones from day one to after graduation. We want every student to have the knowledge, confidence, and motivation to make the most of their experience. 

So there’s Sallie Mae... and Sallie? 

Sallie Mae is here to help financially with private student loans and savings accounts, and Sallie is for everything else that comes along with higher education. 

This is what we’re all about 

We work to make great things happen

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Connecting students with scholarships

Scholarships are key when it comes to paying for college, because it’s money students won’t have to pay back. We offer our own scholarships and have helped hundreds of thousands of students find billions of dollars in scholarships to help make college happen.

Learn more about our scholarships

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Investing in our communities

We donate our time, talent, and money in the communities where we live, work, and play. We’re passionate about making an impact in peoples’ lives and seeing them thrive.

See how we help our communities

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Understanding how families make financing decisions

As a thought leader on saving, planning, and paying for college, we create highly anticipated research reports about how families approach paying for college and personal finance.

Find out more about our research

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Following leaders who inspire us

Our leadership team is committed to making education and prosperous futures happen. Their passion motivates and empowers us to help customers achieve their dreams.

Get to know our leadership team

Working with us

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