Sallie Mae Earns Awards from
The Best Bank Website award is for the new SallieMae.com, a one-stop digital destination full of free tips, tools, and guidance on everything students and families need to make college happen. The site makes it easier than ever to compare college savings plans, build a customized financial plan for college, learn how to understand and manage credit, search for scholarships, and access accounts and manage payments. It provides clear and concise information on what to consider when borrowing, how to borrow responsibly, and how to control and manage total student debt.
The Best Bank Mobile App award recognizes Sallie Mae’s app for iPhone and Android devices, as well as its innovative Apple Watch app. Customers now have anywhere, anytime access to information about their accounts, including current balance, total amount due, interest rate, and payment history, along with the ability to make payments easily. The app’s simplified screens lead customers seamlessly through the process in a matter of seconds, and iPhone users can use Touch ID for even faster account access. In addition, customers who have an Apple Watch can now make payments from their wrists.
The Best Bank Online Video and Best Other Online Video awards are for “Kendal’s Story,” one of the documentaries
The Bridging the Dream Scholarship winners were chosen after 20,000 high school counselors from around the
“Whether it’s combining innovation with expertise through new digital strategies, or documenting inspirational students’ dreams of college with creative videos, these initiatives exemplify Sallie Mae’s mission of helping families make college happen,” said
“Kendal’s Story” also earned recognition in the 2016 Midas Awards non-broadcast video category for excellence in financial marketing. In addition, Sallie Mae’s mobile app and Apple Watch app received Gold Awards in the 2017 AVA Digital Awards, an international competition that recognizes excellence in digital communication.
For more information on saving, planning, and paying for college, visit SallieMae.com.