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Planning for College

Upromise® can you help you save for college — Sallie Mae® can help you plan and pay for college

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Planning for college can feel overwhelming, but we’re here to help. Sallie Mae offers free college planning tools that help you build a plan to save and pay for college.

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College Planning Tools by Sallie Mae


Calculator

College Planning CalculatorSM

Create a comprehensive step-by-step strategy to help you save and pay for higher education.

Mobile App

Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae

Search 5 million scholarships, worth up to $24 billion. Find ones that match your skills, interests, and activities.

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College AheadSM Mobile App

Get your teens in the college planning game with the College Ahead Mobile App.

Help Pay for College with a Sallie Mae Student Loan


A big part of planning for college is figuring out how to pay for college. Sallie Mae has two student loan products to help meet your family’s needs.

While the loans have different features and available interest rates, both loans offer:

  • Choice of repayment options
  • Competitive interest rates
  • No origination fee, no prepayment penalty

If you want to support your student by sharing the responsibility of paying for their education, you can cosign a Smart Option Student Loan.


If you want to take responsibility for financing your child’s education, you can take out a parent loan in your name and relieve them of the financial responsibility. Any creditworthy individual can take out a Sallie Mae Parent Loan, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, spouses, and guardians.


 
 

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My son is now in his second year of college, so the reality is here. Upromise has helped a lot over the years. The final cost of college is now reduced for us.

- Gene H., Upromise member

This information is for borrowers and borrowers with students attending degree-granting institutions only. The student is not eligible to be a borrower or cosigner on the Parent loan. Applications are subject to a requested minimum loan amount of $1,000. Current credit and other eligibility criteria apply.

Smart Option Student Loans are made by Sallie Mae Bank or a lender partner. Sallie Mae Parent Loans are made by Sallie Mae Bank.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND BENEFITS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. CHECK SALLIEMAE.COM FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE PRODUCT INFORMATION.