A tour like no other

Hip-hop artist Dee-1 is hitting the road with us for year two of the Knowledge for College tour. At each stop, he’ll issue a personal challenge to high school students to make college a part of their mission, share his story, and perform his hit song, “Sallie Mae Back.” Plus, one lucky student will win a $5,000 scholarship for college.

Dee-1’s Knowledge for College tips

Why go to college?

  • You can make more money if you have a college degree.
  • You’ll have career options.
  • You’ll meet new people and make connections you’ll value the rest of your life.

How to pay for college?

  • Get your share of the $120 billion the government sets aside for students by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Max out on free money. Apply for as many scholarships as possible!
  • If you need a loan, don’t borrow more than what you expect your salary will be after you graduate.

Why a degree matters?

  • The degree is your key to finding a fulfilling future. Take pride in setting a goal and seeing it through.
  • Earn the return on money you’ve spent. Remember, you’ll have to repay student loans even if you don’t graduate—and that will be much harder without a degree.

In 2016, Dee-1 and Sallie Mae teamed up for a successful tour in five states, giving away $95,000 for college, and inspiring more than 3,000 high school students. See Dee-1 in action.

Dee-1’s Knowledge for College: Make College a Part of Your Mission Sallie Mae

I want high school students to understand why it’s important to go to college and why it's important to graduate. I don't want to just tell them to do it.

- Dee-1

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (excluding Florida and New York), the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who are in grades 9 – 12 and attend a Dee-1 2017 Knowledge for College Tour event. Void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 15, 2017 and ends at 5:00:00 PM ET on October 31, 2017. Sweepstakes subject to complete official rules. See official rules at SallieMae.com/Dee1Rules.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. See official rules at SallieMae.com/SweepstakesRules.