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Sallie Mae ’Smart Summer Sweepstakes’ celebrates summer with giveaways and financial tips for college students


Win $10,000 in college scholarships, concert tickets and weekly gift cards

NEWARK, Del. - School’s out for summer and Sallie Mae, the nation’s No. 1 financial services company specializing in education, invites students to celebrate and take time to prepare for a financially fit fall semester. Through the new Sallie Mae “Smart Summer Sweepstakes,” this fall’s college students have the chance to win $10,000 in cash for college, summer concert tickets and gift cards to major retailers.

Each week this summer, undergraduate and graduate students can enter at to win money for college and other prizes. In addition to giveaways, the Sallie Mae Facebook page will feature student-focused financial tips throughout the summer, a crucial time when students and parents explore how best to pay for college and manage college-related expenses. In addition to free planning tools, Sallie Mae offers a free scholarship search, college savings and tuition payment plans, and responsible loans to help.

“We recognize how hard students work during the school year and appreciate that they want to have fun during the summer without breaking the bank,” said Martha Holler, senior vice president, Sallie Mae. “Sallie Mae is committed to helping students prepare financially for college and build a lifetime of responsible money habits.”

Through Sept. 2, college students enrolled for fall can enter by liking the Sallie Mae Facebook page and filling out an easy entry form online. Students can spread the word for additional chances to win simply by sharing the contest with friends on Facebook, Twitter or email.

Sallie Mae will award one grand prize winner with $5,000 for college, and two second prize winners will receive $2,500 each for college. Three third prize winners will receive two tickets to the Austin City Limits music festival on Sept. 18 (includes admission tickets, round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two). Nine winners will receive a $100 gift card to Apple, BestBuy, Nike or Gap. Prizes will be awarded throughout the 10-week sweepstakes.

To view the Sallie Mae Smart Summer Sweepstakes official rules and to enter, visit No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Sallie Mae (NYSE: SLM) is the nation’s No. 1 saving, planning and paying for college company. Serving 23 million customers, Sallie Mae offers innovative savings tools, tuition payment plans and education loans that promote responsible financial habits and reward success. The company manages or services $238 billion in education loans and administers $37 billion in 529 college savings plans. Members of its Upromise college savings rewards program have earned $600 million to help pay for college. Sallie Mae is also one of the leading financial service providers for universities and governments at all levels, including supporting $8 billion in ecommerce transactions annually at nearly 1,000 campuses. More information is available at 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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