For counselors & higher ed professionals

Help students succeed beyond high school

We understand the challenges of educating students about finances, especially when it comes to paying for college. That’s why we offer free, easy-to-understand financial education and college planning resources to help students and their families make smart decisions and feel confident after high school.



On our YouTube Channel, students can follow Player One on a mission to pay for college in our HACKED series, learn insider tips from real college students during our Campus Underground Podcast, view a first of its kind virtual college con, and boost their study skills with our Sound Mind playlist!

CEU for financial aid sessions

Counselors can now get continuing education units (CEU) for completing financial aid sessions, powered by Sallie Mae, at ASCA on Air.

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Share our webinars with students and families, where they can join our experts for a deeper dive into planning and paying for college. You’re also encouraged to join our professional development sessions to help you support students on their post-high school journey.

Preparing for college

The basics of planning and paying for college

We know students and families may struggle with where to even start with college planning. These resources can help them boost their paying-for-college knowledge so they can make decisions with confidence.


Filling the FAFSA® is a must to get financial aid

It’s the key step to getting money for college, but many college-bound families are unfamiliar with the FAFSA®. That’s why we provide tips and resources to help students and families understand the FAFSA® and complete their application.

Scholarships and grants

Help your students find money they don't have to pay back

There are scholarships out there for nearly everyone, not just athletes and A+ students. Want to find them? Check out Scholarship Search by Sallie. It’s free, and you don't even have to sign up to easily filter through hundreds of scholarships and find the ones tailor-made just for you.

Financial aid offers

Understanding financial aid offers

Each school’s financial aid offer letters can look different. Our resources can help students understand and compare financial aid offers so they can make an informed decision about where to attend college.

Student loans

What students should know before they borrow

We can help your students understand how loans work, where they come from, and why you end up paying back more than you borrowed.

Financial education

"Sallie Mae has been a great resource with scholarship information and financial aid resources.  As a school counselor, they have been a great advocate in supporting our students at College/Career Signing Days, College Fairs, FAFSA® & Scholarship Workshops, College Presentations, and Community Events."  

Priscilla Grijalva, School Counselor, Corona-Norco Unified School District & 2022 National Life Changer of the Year