Sallie Mae is everyone’s best friend. If you’ve been to college, you’ve probably at least heard of Sallie Mae. If you’ve graduated from college, then you’re probably well acquainted with it. If you need Sallie Mae login tips and help, you’ve come to the right place.
However familiar we might be with the company, the website can be overwhelming at first sight. And it’s very difficult, if not impossible to find relevant “help” information on the site. They want you to pick up the phone and sit through a long process of talking to them. Here are some Salle Mae login and sign up tips to help you manage your account activity so that you won’t need to keep calling their customer service hotline every month. You have Sallie Mae login questions, here are some answers!
Tip 1. Keep Track of your vital information
This first of the Sallie Mae login tips is about you. It’s good to know for both login and sign up (first time users). Keep up with your Sallie Mae user ID – you’ll need it to login every time. Keep up with your account number (on your statement) and keep it in a safe, private location. Keep up with your password. If you remember this information, it’ll help you in ways you don’t even know (or maybe you do) in the future. If you’re using a private computer, I’d even check the little box that allows Sallie Mae to remember your user ID. I’m forgetful too.
Tip 2. Know what you’re logging in to
The second of the Sallie Mae login tips is about the site itself. Above is an image from the Sallie Mae homepage. Notice the general login boxes on the top left blue box. Make sure you select the right account. Sallie Mae covers student loans, of course, but it also covers Savings and CDs as well as 529 Plans. The default is student loan login, but if you need to change it, do so by selecting the correct type of account in the first Sallie Mae login box, top left.
If you need to log in to the Sallie Mae Activity Center, meaning, for example, you’re a current student or someone still in the loan application phase, look at the list of links just below the login boxes on the left of the page. The first link says “Activity Center Login, and an image of that page is below.
Tip 4. You need to create an account
The third of the Sallie Mae login tips is for those of you who may be new to Sallie Mae. This means you don’t and have never had a user ID, but do have an account. You should, first of all, follow tips 1 and 2. Next, make sure you have your social security number and Sallie Mae account number handy. There are two ways of registering for access for the first time.
- Head over to the “Activity Center Log In” page, and then you will want to click “Create User ID.” Read the instructions, policies, and follow the steps.
- On the Sallie Mae homepage, click “Register for Online Access” just beneath the dark blue “Log In” button. Follow the steps.
So, whether you’re a college student or a parent, these tips should get you off to the right foot on the Sallie Mae login page. Sure it can be overwhelming, especially, if you’re not used to online banking, or tracking your loan repayment progress. However, it can be even more irritating to have to call their hotline and listen to automated systems for an hour only to end up just as confused as when you began. The Sallie Mae login site has many different nuances, so it’s imperative that we really understand how each one works and where each on leads us. So, make sure you know which type of account you need to access and then make sure you click the right buttons to access them and you’ll be sailing smooth.
I hope this helps your login attempts. If so, don’t forget to share these Sallie Mae login tips with your friends and relatives who also need help navigating the site. If you have more questions or suggestions, let us know by leaving a comment. Thanks!