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Sallie Mae's Tuition Refund Insurance Selected for the Second Time as a University Business Magazine 2013 Readers Choice Top Product

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Sallie Mae's Tuition Refund Insurance Selected for the Second Time as a University Business Magazine 2013 Readers Choice Top Product

11:23 EST Wednesday, January 08, 2014

NEWARK, Del. (Business Wire) -- For the second year in a row, University Business Magazine has selected Sallie Mae's Tuition Refund Insurance as a Readers' Choice Top Product for 2013.

Sallie Mae's Tuition Refund Insurance protects families' investment in college by reimbursing lost tuition and fees as a result of a medical withdrawal. Dozens of colleges and universities offer tuition refund insurance to their families through Sallie Mae to provide peace of mind.

Now in its second year, the annual University Business Readers' Choice Top Products award recognizes the most innovative products in higher education. This prestigious list informs university leaders and administrators about the products their colleagues around the country are using to help their schools excel.

The winners were selected by the editors of University Business from hundreds of nominations submitted by readers. Winners were selected based on both the quantity of nominations and the quality of the nomination submissions on each product.

“We saw an increased response in the second year of this recognition program, a testament to the interest that higher ed leaders have in products for improving educational outcomes and operational efficiencies,” says JD Solomon, editorial director of University Business. “All of the honorees in our Top Products program should be very proud of their achievement.”

Sallie Mae Insurance Services offers America's college students and young adults insurance programs that address their unique life-stage needs, including tuition insurance, renters insurance, life insurance and health insurance. In addition, Sallie Mae Insurance Services also provides colleges and universities access to specially designed insurance products, such as the Student Protection Plan, a package of benefits including Family Reunion services, ID theft protection, Roadside Assistance and other services to meet the needs of a typical college student. Sallie Mae Insurance Services is a strategic initiative between Sallie Mae and Next Generation Insurance Group, which is the licensed insurance agent for this program in all 50 states.

University Business is the most widely received, most regularly read publication for higher education leaders at two- and four-year colleges and universities nationwide. UB provides cutting-edge coverage of higher education technology, news, finance, policy, profiles and more to this exclusive audience across print, digital and in-person event platforms, including the annual higher ed technology conference, UBTech. Independent surveys have proven that year after year, no other higher education management publication matches the reach, readership and audience engagement of University Business. For more information, visit www.UniversityBusiness.com.

Sallie Mae Sallie Mae (NASDAQ: SLM) is the nation's No. 1 financial services company specializing in education. Sallie Mae turns education dreams into reality for its 25 million customers. With products and services that include 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.

Sallie Mae:
Debby Hohler, 617-454-6741
dhohler@upromise.com

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