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.



Students can check out our YouTube channel for tips, hacks, and inspiration to help them plan and pay for college, and reach their financial goals while in school and after.

Virtual events

Share our virtual events 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 the gifted. With our Scholarship Search, students can get matched to scholarships that are right for them. Our tips and quick guides can help strengthen their chances of getting as much free money as possible.

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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


footnote 1. College Confidence: What America knows about paying for college

footnote 2. How America Pays for College 2022

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