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Educator Turned Hip-Hop Artist Dee-1 and Sallie Mae to Bring National Tour to Michigan to Promote College Planning

September 27, 2018

NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 27, 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, will visit East Kentwood High School on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 1:30 p.m. for 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.”

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 may nominate high school juniors and seniors now through Sept. 27. Recipients will be announced later this year.

Michigan is one of seven stops on the Bridging the Dream Tour Starring Dee-1. During recent tour stops in Louisiana, New York, and Wisconsin, Dee-1 interacted with, and performed for, nearly 5,000 students.

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 MICHIGAN

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: WOMEN OTHER CONSUMER EDUCATION UNIVERSITY CONTINUING OTHER EDUCATION ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC CELEBRITY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BANKING FINANCE PARENTING TEENS EVENTS/CONCERTS CONSUMER FAMILY MEN

SOURCE: Sallie Mae

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