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Three Alaska high school students win $1,000 CollegeSTEPS sweepstakes


[ANCHORAGE, October 15, 2013] - Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), the nation’s second largest private student lender, presented $1,000 checks to Anchorage high school students Tyler Anderson (now attending college in Rochester, New York), Kyle Cooper and Marley Luke as winners of the company’s CollegeSTEPS sweepstakes. Wells Fargo awarded $520,000 in the form of $1,000 cash prizes to 520 students across the country to help pay for college expenses.

The sweepstakes is part of the company’s College STEPS program, which provides free college planning and money management tips for high school and college students and parents, including how to find scholarships, apply for financial aid, make campus visits, save and budget, and manage student loans. Eligible high school students who signed up for the program between April 1, 2013 and June 30, 2013 were automatically enrolled in the CollegeSTEPS expanded sweepstakes.

With the rising cost of a college education, the Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS sweepstakes can help students cover miscellaneous expenses, such as books, computers or lab fees. Since 1998, Wells Fargo has awarded millions to students through its CollegeSTEPS sweepstakes and will award an additional 200 $1,000 cash prizes during the 2013/2014 academic year.

In 2012, Wells Fargo’s community contributions included $75.7 million to 8,000 educational programs and schools across the U.S., and $19.3 million in matched educational donations from team members.

To learn more and enroll in the Wells Fargo’s CollegeSTEPS program, visit the Wells Fargo student lending website.

About Wells Fargo Education Financial Services
Wells Fargo Education Financial Services has been in the student lending business since 1968 and currently serves more than 1.9 million student, parent and family customers in all 50 states. We provide private student loans directly to consumers, through the Internet and at more than 6,000 Wells Fargo banking stores to help customers finance their education. Wells Fargo Education Financial Services also provides customers with tools to help them succeed financially while in school and prepare them for when they finish college. As part of the organization’s commitment to education, in 2012, Wells Fargo’s community investments included $75.7 million to 8,000 educational programs and schools around the United States. Through the Wells Fargo Foundation, we partner with nonprofit organizations and stakeholders to strengthen our goal of providing high quality assistance to those individuals who are working to achieve their educational dreams. Learn more about Wells Fargo Education Financial Services.


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