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Win $25,000 in Sallie Mae “It Pays to Repay” Contest

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Win $25,000 in Sallie Mae “It Pays to Repay” Contest12:40 EST Wednesday, December 19, 2012 NEWARK, Del. (Business Wire) -- The vast majority of Americans with student loans successfully manage their repayment, and Sallie Mae, the nation's No. 1 financial services company specializing in education, reminds its customers about a contest that rewards them for making their education loan payments a priority and paying on time. “Sallie Mae celebrates the millions of students and college graduates who regularly make on-time student loan payments,” said Patricia Nash Christel, vice president, Sallie Mae. “We invite our customers to enter to win and share practical tips for others who want to join them on the path to financial success.” Now through Dec. 31, Sallie Mae invites customers with a track record of six or more on-time loan payments to enter the “It Pays to Repay” Sweepstakes at The winner of a random drawing will receive up to $25,000 to pay off his or her Sallie Mae-serviced student loans. Federal and private education loan customers in repayment, including those making required payments while in school, are eligible to enter. To enter or for more information, including rules, visit, and click on the “It Pays to Repay” tab. Sallie Mae (NASDAQ: SLM) is the nation's No. 1 financial services company specializing in education. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae turns education dreams into reality for its 25 million customers. With products and services that include 529 college savings plans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search 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 Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America. Sallie MaeNikki Lavoie,