College Planning with Sallie Mae®


When it comes to college, families are often faced with the challenge of how to plan and pay. Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company, and NAIFA have recently partnered together  to offer free, comprehensive college planning tools and resources to NAIFA members and consumers.

This partnership opens a wealth of opportunities by educating you and your clients on the importance of private education loans and how Sallie Mae is closing the gap between available resources and the cost of college.

With your NAIFA Membership, you can benefit from:

  • A robust suite of tools to assist with the college planning process, helping to establish long-term client relationships
  • An expansion of your product line to include private student loans for both students and parents
  • Access to industry forums and webinars on topics focused on paying for college
  • Increased referral opportunities
  • Marketing support through online content, banner ads, co-branded collateral, and email campaigns

Resources For Parents


Sallie Mae Scholarship Search Tool

Find free money for college! 3.5 million scholarships worth $18+ billion.


The Smart Option Student Loan®

Now you can pay for college the smart way! Sallie Mae offers students the Smart Option Student Loan® that offers students a choice of competitive rates, repayment options and more.


The Sallie Mae Parent Loan

The Sallie Mae Parent Loan gives parents or any creditworthy individual (including spouses, family members, and guardians) another option for financing their student’s college expenses. This loan, in the parent or individual's name, provides a choice of repayment options, competitive interest rates and no prepayment penalties.