By Jack Barnes

Dee-1 is taking his passion for financial literacy to the next level with his new partnership with Sallie Mae. Following the success of Sallie Mae Back, in which Dee-1 raps about finally becoming financially free from student loans, the New Orleans star will be embarking on a nationwide college tour sponsored by the student loan company. 


Dee-1’s Knowledge For College Tour with Sallie Mae, will focus on the importance of  preparing for college, borrowing responsibly and the various ways college students can repay their loans. Also, Sallie Mae is giving one lucky student at each tour stop $5,000 towards their financial freedom! To see more of what the initiative entails and to bring Dee-1 to YOUR school, you can check Sallie Mae’s official website:

As a former middle school math teacher, education has always been important to Dee-1. However, going to college can sometimes be difficult for those who can’t afford to pay up front. With the help of student loans from Sallie Mae, millions of students in the United States have been able to complete a higher education program. Sallie Mae has teamed up with Dee-1 to not only spread the message about student loans but help more students get a head start at avoiding debt post graduation. 

I’m so thankful for college, because it is my college education that equips me with the tools I need to win in life. 

-Dee-1, hip hop artist, educator, and motivational speaker.

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