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Sallie Mae Commemorates Graduations of Children of All Ages With New Mobile Apps to Encourage Families to Plan for Higher

  Sallie Mae Commemorates Graduations of Children of All Ages With New Mobile
  Apps to Encourage Families to Plan for Higher Education

      New Apps Feature Fun Tools for Preschoolers Through High Schoolers

Business Wire

NEWARK, Del. -- June 24, 2013

Graduation season marks a new chapter for millions of kindergarteners, eighth
graders and high school seniors, now one step closer to college. With the
launch of award-winning mobile apps, Sallie Mae aims to make it easier than
ever for families with children of any age to prepare for their higher
education and future careers.

Sallie Mae's free mobile apps teach preschoolers to save, teens about career
options and high school ...

Sallie Mae's free mobile apps teach preschoolers to save, teens about career
options and high school students about selecting, applying and paying for
college. (Photo: Business Wire)

“It’s never too early for families to start planning for college, yet it can
be hard to know when and how to start,” said Martha Holler, senior vice
president, Sallie Mae. “To help, we collaborated with 529 plans across the
country and created engaging tools that teach young children about saving
money, help teens through college prep and inspire families to have important
conversations about college and money.”

Sallie Mae’s free mobile apps make it fun for kids of any age and their
parents to plan for higher education. Teaching preschoolers to save, teens
about career options and high school students about selecting, applying and
paying for college, the apps include:

  *Big Start teaches preschoolers and elementary schoolers the importance of
    saving money and encourages college planning conversations with parents.
    The app features four interactive sections such as “Little By Little,”
    which illustrates how taking small steps can help accomplish big goals
    including saving for college.
  *Big Dreamers is designed to help tweens and teens plan their dream career.
    The app features a “Career Chaser” that asks questions about kids’
    interests, highlights career options suited for them and explains the
    education required and potential salaries.
  *Max U assists high school students with college prep though its College
    Compare-izer, FAFSA Checklist and College Cost Cruncher. Max U is the
    first mobile app designed to help guide high school students with college
    prep, learn about and apply for financial aid, find the right college, and
    save for college all in one place.

Big Start, Big Dreamers, and Max U are provided free by Sallie Mae for use on
iPhone and Android phones at Sallie Mae’s college planning website,
CollegeAnswer.com.

Sallie Mae helps families financially prepare for higher education with 529
college savings plans administered through its subsidiaries and with the
Upromise rewards program that can supplement savings by earning cash back for
college from everyday purchases.

Sallie Mae(NASDAQ: SLM) is the nation’s No. 1 financial services company
specializing in education. Celebrating 40 years of making a difference, Sallie
Mae continues to turn education dreams into reality for American families,
today serving 25million customers. With products and services that include
529 college savings plans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search and planning
tools, education loans, insurance, and online banking, Sallie Mae offers
solutions that help families save, plan, and pay for college. Sallie Mae also
provides financial services to hundreds of college campuses as well as to
federal and state governments. Learn more at SallieMae.com. Commonly known as
Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or
agencies of the United States of America.

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Contact:

Sallie Mae
Abigail Harper, 302-283-4060
Abigail.Harper@SallieMae.com