The Dee-1 and Sallie Mae partnership
Dee-1 is heading out on the road with Sallie Mae for the “Dee-1’s Knowledge for College Tour,” to talk to students about how to plan and pay 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?
- Put your tax dollars to work and get your share of the $150 billion the government sets aside for students by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Max out on money you won’t have to pay back, like scholarships. Apply for as many as possible, and do it early! If you wait, the money could end up going to someone else.
- If you need a loan, borrow responsibly. My rule of thumb is to look at the starting salary of whatever career you plan to pursue, and don’t let your debt exceed that amount.
- Why having a college degree is important?
- The degree is the key to finding a fulfilling future.
- Earn the return on money you have spent, and remember: you’ll have to repay student loans even if you don’t graduate—and that will be much harder without a degree.
- Take pride in successfully setting a goal, working toward it, and seeing it through to completion—a valuable trait to have.