Sallie Mae makes sense of college financing

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Meet Sallie Mae

We help students and families finance their future responsibly.


  • Our FAFSA® application tool makes it easier for students to apply for financial aid
  • Planning calculators and savings tools for estimating interest and repayments help students plan
  • Last year alone, 24,000 students received scholarships to cover more than $67 million in college costs
  • The average loan from Sallie Mae is paid off within 7 years, and less than 2% of loans default annually

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Student Tools

We want to give students the tools and confidence to succeed

Sallie Mae isn’t just a bank, we’re a champion for higher education. Students need support as they begin their unique journey, and we’re here to provide that whether it’s through private student loans, free resources, or any number of educational and planning programs.

Financial Planning Tools

We don’t just help students pay for higher education, we help plan futures.

Connecting students with tools to help plan and calculate paying for school

Scholarship Resources

Getting the most out of scholarship searches.

Matching students to more than 6 million college scholarships worth $30 billion

Private Student Loans

Sallie Mae makes sense of private student loans.

Offering responsible private student loan options to fill the funding gap