Sallie Mae Employee Recognized by Michigan Student Financial Services Bureau

Jennifer Chandler Honored for Efforts to Promote Financial Literacy
and College Preparedness

NEWARK, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Michigan’s Student Financial Services Bureau, a division of the
Department of Treasury, recognized Jennifer Chandler of Sallie Mae – the
nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company – for her
efforts to promote financial literacy and college preparedness to
Michigan students, families, and guidance counselors. Ms. Chandler’s
work with the Bureau has included educational webinars, presentations,
and newsletter articles reaching families and counselors across the
state.

Sallie Mae helped kick off a new webinar series offered by the Bureau
designed to share information on funding post-secondary education and
college access. Ms. Chandler, along with officials from the Bureau,
shared free college planning tools, college cost calculators, and other
resources available to Michigan families to make a plan for college. Ms.
Chandler was honored at a recent Bureau meeting in Lansing by Anne
Wohlfert, director of the Bureau.

“We know students and their families are seeking simple,
straightforward, and easy to understand guidance on how to create a
financial plan for college,” said Ms. Wohlfert. “Sallie Mae and Jenny
Chandler, in particular, are terrific partners and resources in helping
Michigan families navigate what can sometimes be an overwhelming
process.”

The Michigan Department of Treasury Student Financial Services Bureau
encourages students to pursue postsecondary education by providing
equality of access to student financial resources and information. The
Bureau’s website
features financial literacy tools, videos, and webinars to educate
families on preparing for college.

“The hardest part about making a plan to pay for college is simply
getting started, so it’s immensely gratifying to be able to connect
students and families with the knowledge, tools, and resources that can
help them,” said Ms. Chandler, director, business development, Sallie
Mae. “The Student Financial Services Bureau has helped bring this issue
front and center for Michigan families, and continues to provide great
content for counselors, as well. We are thrilled to be able to assist in
this effort.”

To learn more about the free planning tools and resources available from
Sallie Mae, including a comprehensive scholarship search tool and
college planning calculator, visit SallieMae.com/MichiganPlans.

For more information about the Student Financial Service Bureau visit http://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid.

The Student Financial Services Bureau (SFSB), located within the
Michigan Department of Treasury, encourages students to pursue
postsecondary education by providing equality of access to student
financial resources and information. Through the administration of
various student financial assistance programs, students receive the
guidance and funding necessary to pursue their educational goals.

Sallie Mae (NASDAQ: SLM) is the nation’s saving, planning, and
paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just
around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible
personal finance, including private education loans, Upromise rewards,
scholarship search, college financial planning tools, and online retail
banking. 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.

Contacts

Sallie Mae Contact:
Ellen J. Roberts, 302-451-0428
ellen.roberts@salliemae.com
or
Michigan
Department of Treasury Contact:

Terry Stanton, 517-373-3223
StantonT@michigan.gov

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