Sallie Mae to Offer Online Tutoring With Chegg

May 10, 2017

Sallie Mae, the student loan company, will offer free online tutoring to borrowers through a partnership with Chegg, an online textbook publisher that recently has moved into student support services, including test preparation and tutoring.

Borrowers will get 120 minutes of free access to tutors, Sallie Mae said. They can work with vetted university tutors in 175 subject areas via chat room or Skype, with a goal of helping students improve their grades and chances of graduating. Alternatively, Sallie Mae customers can get four months of free access to Chegg's online study guide service. Or they can do a combination of the two, meaning 60 minutes with tutors and two months with the study guide.

“Our mission has always been to help students and families save, plan and pay for college, but that also means helping students succeed at and ultimately complete college,” Charlie Rocha, Sallie Mae's executive vice president, said in a written statement. “Study Starter will help them do just that, and with Chegg, we’ve partnered with an industry leader who has a track record of positive student outcomes.”

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