$2,000 Scholarship for Parents Helping Pay for College

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Sallie Mae® has developed a wide range of private education loans, and other education-related services to help make students' dreams of higher education a reality.

  • APR: 4.15% - 15.70%1
  • Loan Types: Undergraduate
  • Loan Terms: 10 - 15 years2
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Why Get a Student Loan from Sallie Mae?

Students and families can invest in their education with private education loans designed to responsibly bridge the gap between personal resources and federal student aid.

Private education loans:

Sallie Mae is committed to serving their borrowers so they can successfully pay their loans and build their credit.

  • 100% U.S. based loan originations and loan servicing representatives
  • Financial literacy resources
  • 24/7 account self-service available online and by phone
  • Team dedicated to helping our borrowers in the military

Key features of Smart Option Student Loan® from Sallie Mae:

  • Competitive interest rates — variable rates start from 5.37% APR to 15.70% APR1 for undergraduate students (as of July 12, 2024). Lowest rates shown include the auto debit discount.
  • Pay now or later - Defer your payments until after school or choose an in-school repayment option that fits your needs.1
  • Discounts: Save with auto debit - get a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction when you enroll in and make monthly payments by auto debit.1
  • Detailed review of Sallie Mae Student Loans

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The $2,000 Nitro Scholarship Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) Sunday, January 01, 2024 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on Sunday, December 31, 2024 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official clock for this Sweepstakes. The $2,000 Nitro Scholarship Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and any US Territory age 17 or older at the time of entry, and who meet one (1) of the four (4) following eligibility requirements at the time of entry:

  1. a parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited college or university located within the United States;
  2. a student who is currently enrolled in an accredited college or university located within the United States;
  3. a parent who currently has a child enrolled as a high school senior located within the United States;
  4. a student who is currently enrolled as a high school junior or senior who intends to enroll in an accredited college or university located with the United States, within a year of graduating high school (“Entrant”).

Void outside the U.S. and the US Territories and wherever prohibited by law. Click here for Official Rules. 

* All applications submitted past the current deadline date up till 11:59 PM ET will be considered for the next deadline.

2024 Application Deadlines*

September 30, 2023 Ariana Jones-Medina
October 31, 2023 Falicia Vienneau
November 30, 2023 Elijah Bobby
December 31, 2023 Javier Arredondo
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Nitro cares about providing you the resources needed to successfully navigate financing college. That’s why we’re offering you the opportunity to
earn a $2,000 scholarship. We know that college is a big step forward in achieving your goals and we want to help you get there using all the tools Nitro has to offer.