How to Pay Sallie Mae with a Credit Card

Sallie Mae allows you to pay for your student loan services with a debit card, personal check, money order, or through your bank’s bill-pay service. You cannot pay Sallie Mae with a credit card at this time; however, you can apply for one or more exclusive credit cards through Sallie Mae that offer reward points and cash back on student-related purchases, which can help you pay off your student loans.

Method 1

Applying for the Sallie Mae MasterCard

1. Navigate to Sallie Mae’s website at https://www.salliemae.com/credit-cards/sallie-mae-card/.

2. Click the “Apply Now” button. You will be redirected to a Barclaycard online application website.

3. To apply for a Sallie Mae MasterCard, complete all required fields on the form. You will be asked for your name, address, employment and financial information, security information, and other details.

4. At the bottom of your session, click “Apply.” The website will process your information, notify you if you are eligible for a MasterCard, and send you a card if you are.

5. When buying groceries, gas, or books, use your Sallie Mae MasterCard. Sallie Mae rewards you when you buy groceries, gas, or books from participating merchants.

To find participating merchants in your area, review the terms and conditions of your Sallie Mae MasterCard agreement.

6. Continue to use your Sallie Mae MasterCard until you have accumulated at least 2,500 reward points, which is equal to $25. You can redeem your reward points once you’ve earned at least $25.

7. Visit https://www.barclaycardus.com/ to redeem your credit card reward points. You can apply your reward points to your student loans or request cash back to help you pay them off.

Method 2

Applying for the Upromise MasterCard

1. Navigate to Sallie Mae’s website.

2. Click the “Apply Now” button. You will be redirected to a Barclaycard online application website.

3. To apply for an Upromise MasterCard, complete all required fields on the form. You will be asked for your name, address, employment and financial information, security information, and other details.

4. At the bottom of your session, click “Apply.” The website will process your information, notify you if you are eligible for an Upromise MasterCard, and send you a card if you are.

5. To qualify for the cash back rewards programme, use your Upromise MasterCard for online purchases, restaurants, online travel, movie theatres, department store purchases, and all other purchases. The Upromise credit card provides cash back on the majority of purchases made at participating merchants.

To find participating merchants in your area, review the terms and conditions of your Upromise MasterCard agreement.

6. To receive your cash back earnings, sign up for the Sallie Mae Upromise rewards programme at http://www.upromise.com/. You can then apply your cash earnings to your Sallie Mae student loans.

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