We believe education, in all forms, helps people achieve great things. It's a great equalizer and a proven path to a healthy financial future. Education is an investment that can change your life. This belief drives everything we do.

You're following your own unique journey. We're here to help you reach what's next, whether it's college, graduate school, or your next big adventure.

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"College is imperative to my success because it gives me a greater experience and opportunity than something just out of a textbook."

Gabriel G.
Make College Happen ChallengeSM winner

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"Having earned my MD and completed residency, I am now in fellowship in oncology-my dreams realized. Education has been a long journey, and what I have learned along the way continues to inspire me and empowers me to bring the best possible care to my patients."

Julia B.
Sallie Mae customer

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"The degree I received allowed me to give back to both my community and the soldiers that serve."

Haley M.
Sallie Mae customer

What we can help you do

Plan and save for the future

You can grow your money and even track progress toward a specific goal with our savings products. Our timely research reports offer useful insights into how families like yours manage money, and handle saving, planning, and paying for college.

Pay for college

When savings, grants, scholarships, and federal financial aid won't cover all of your college bills, our private student loans can help you fill in the gaps. We recommend that you start with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out what aid the government and colleges can offer. You can also find money for college with our free Scholarship Search tool, which includes 5 million scholarships worth up to $24 billion.

Build your credit

Establishing good credit is important to becoming financially independent. We allow you to make small monthly loan payments while you're in school, and reduce your interest rate if you sign up for our auto debit feature. Our credit cards are also uniquely designed to reward responsible financial behaviors like paying your bill on time and using cash back rewards to help pay down student loans.

Reach your next big goal

Considering graduate school? Ready to move into your own place or do some traveling? No matter what your next big goal is, we have products like specialized graduate student loans, credit cards, and savings accounts to help get you there.

Make responsible financial decisions

You can choose student loan options like in-school loan payments and auto debit that help you graduate with less debt and lower your interest rate. Our credit cards can help you develop good lifelong financial habits while earning bonus rewards. And because we believe in financial responsibility, you'll only be approved for a student loan or credit card if we believe you'll be able to pay it back.

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Sallie Mae loans are made by Sallie Mae Bank.
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