Guidelines: The Sallie Mae Fund Educational Materials
The Sallie Mae Fund, a charitable organization sponsored by Sallie Mae, achieves its mission Ė to increase access to higher education for America's students Ė by supporting programs and initiatives that help open doors to higher education, prepare families for their college investment, and bridge the gap when no one else can. In addition, The Fund encourages employee volunteerism and community service in the communities where Sallie Mae employees live and work.
The Fund offers free, educational resources, in English and Spanish, on saving, planning and paying for college. These materials are available within stated maximum quantity limits to individuals and organizations including educational and community organizations, such as middle schools, high schools, college-access programs, colleges and universities. Following are guidelines for accessing and using materials from The Fund:
- The Fund distributes its materials through a variety of channels, including its own programs, conferences, mailings and events.
- Select materials may be downloaded from The Fund's website at www.salliemaefund.org for use by individuals and organizations. Materials must be used in their entirety and represented as created by The Fund.
- Select materials may be ordered in hard copy from The Fundís Web site for use by individuals and organizations. Maximum quantity limits per organization per year are stated for each resource. As an alternative, Sallie Mae employees may order Fund materials via the Digital Publishing Gateway at http://dpg.sgi-net.com/DPG/Login.jsp, but are limited to the same stated maximum quantity limits per person per year.
- The Fund may grant one exception per year per organization for requests of quantities in excess of maximum quantity limits to be used by a nonprofit organization for broad community distribution or at a community event. Exceptions may be granted for college fairs, financial aid workshops, mailings and conferences that are intended for a broad audience.
- If The Fund is unable to meet the fulfillment requests of organizations, including colleges, universities and Sallie Mae, those groups may reproduce Fund materials at their own cost provided they are used in their entirety and represented as resources of The Fund.
- Sallie Mae employees should contact the legal department to review distribution policies to colleges and universities.
- If a Sallie Mae employee is assisting with a community event, materials should be ordered by the nonprofit partner organization for that event.
- If a Sallie Mae employee would like to make Fund materials available, he or she may encourage individuals and organizations to download or order free materials directly from The Fundís Web site.
Barb O’Brien, Director, College-Bound Marketing, 317-578-6942