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Educator Turned Hip-Hop Artist Dee-1 and Sallie Mae Bring Award-Winning College Planning Tour Back to Wisconsin

September 20, 2018

NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 20, 2018--National hip-hop recording artist, motivational speaker, and former middle-school teacher, Dee-1, and Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, will host nearly 2,000 high school students, from 26 area schools, at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay on Wednesday, Sept. 26 as part of the Bridging the Dream Tour Starring Dee-1, a nationwide tour to promote college planning and financial literacy.

As a graduate of Louisiana State University and former educator, Dee-1 is uniquely positioned to inspire and motivate today’s youth with his story and message of financial responsibility. In addition to providing tips on planning for college and managing money, Dee-1 will perform his viral anthem about paying off his student loans, “ Sallie Mae Back.” Last year, Sallie Mae earned the Governor’s Financial Literacy Award from the state of Wisconsin for its tour with Dee-1, which visited Milwaukee.

At this year’s event, Dee-1 will also encourage high school counselors and community leaders to nominate students for Sallie Mae’s $25,000 Bridging the Dream Scholarship. High school counselors and community leaders can nominate high school juniors and seniors now through Sept. 27. Recipients will be announced later this year.

Wisconsin is one of seven stops on the Bridging the Dream Tour Starring Dee-1. During tour stops last week in California, Louisiana, and New York, Dee-1 interacted with, and performed for, more than 4,000 students. The tour will also make stops in Michigan, Missouri, and South Carolina.

Follow the tour and join the conversation on social media by using #Dee1DreamBig and following @SallieMae and @Dee1music on Instagram.

To learn more about saving, planning, and paying for college, including Sallie Mae’s free Scholarship Search tool, visit salliemae.com.

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, free scholarship search tools, free 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.

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CONTACT: Sallie Mae

Antoine L. Oakley, 302-509-9464

Antoine.Oakley@SallieMae.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA DELAWARE WISCONSIN

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION PRIMARY/SECONDARY UNIVERSITY ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BANKING FINANCE PARENTING TEENS EVENTS/CONCERTS CONSUMER FAMILY

SOURCE: Sallie Mae

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PUB: 09/20/2018 11:15 AM/DISC: 09/20/2018 11:15 AM

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