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LaGrange College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
November 17, 2022

LaGrange College, the oldest private college in Georgia, founded in 1831, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. 12 Georgia colleges are now members.

Located 60 miles southwest of Atlanta, LaGrange is a leader in international education. 68% of LaGrange students opt for a study-abroad experience. The College’s Office of Global Engagement has approved more than 300 “study-away” programs, including sessions in more than 30 countries. The College extends grants of up to $2,000 for travel expenses.

LaGrange’s 750 undergraduates can choose from 27…

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More Colleges Offering Admission to Students Who Never Applied
November 11, 2022

Direct admissions allow colleges to send offers to students based just on GPAs or a few other criteria

By Melissa Korn The Wall Street Journal


Again making the news media rounds, the Wall Street Journal features SAGE Scholars FastTrak program in its most recent profile of College Direct Admissions. Squarely within the charge, SAGE Scholars, Concourse, and Common App receive high praise in Melissa Korn’s most recent article, “More Colleges Offering Admission to Students Who Never…

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Dallas Baptist University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
November 7, 2022

Dallas Baptist University, providing Christ-centered higher education in the arts & sciences since 1898, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

Located atop 368 acres in the rolling hills of Southwest Dallas overlooking Mountain Creek Lake, DBU attracts 3,000 undergraduate students to a centrally-located campus 13 miles from downtown Dallas and 19 from downtown Fort Worth.

DBU fosters a unique community designed to support and challenge others academically and spiritually. Integrating faith and learning, DBU offers 84 undergraduate majors, with business, psychology,…

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Hendrix College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
October 25, 2022

Consistently ranked among the nation’s most innovative liberal arts colleges, Hendrix College has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. Founded in 1876, Hendrix is one of 27 “Colleges That Change Lives”-members that participate in Tuition Rewards.

Known nationally for its Odyssey Program, Hendrix enables engaged students to personalize their educational journey. Students have a choice of 32 majors. Or, they can design their own major. Graduates have created an inter-disciplinary focus in such majors as international journalism; mathematical economics;…

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Direct Admissions Takes Off
October 24, 2022

Colleges for the first time have a real alternative, and so far the new approach is getting strong reviews. But predicting yield is anyone’s guess.

Scott Jaschik October 24, 2022


Once again paving the way in higher education admissions, SAGE Scholars received more recognition for FastTrak—a program designing college admissions by reimagining the relationship between prospective students and member colleges.


In “Direct Admissions Takes Off,” Inside Higher Ed’s

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Juniata College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
October 24, 2022

Juniata College, which offers a unique “4 years or less” graduation guarantee, has become the 56th Pennsylvania private college to join SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards.

Founded in 1876, Juniata attracts 1,300 undergraduates to a 110-acre main campus in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania. A 365-acre environmental studies field station on nearby Raystown Lake provides one of the nation’s most distinctive opportunities in environmental science — as well as boating, fishing, hiking and kayaking opportunities.

The average class size at Juniata is 19 students. A…

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Colleges ‘Apply’ To Students Under New Admissions Program Created By SAGE Scholars
October 6, 2022

PHILADELPHIA-October 6, 2022 – To create a solution to the complex, time-consuming, and sometimes costly admissions process, SAGE Scholars has launched FastTrak®, an innovative program where colleges apply to students.

FastTrak revolutionizes the college admissions process by allowing colleges and universities to seek out high school seniors and offer them a Preliminary Admission decision before the student applies.

“There is an emerging trend in higher education to simplify, streamline and make the college admissions process more time and cost-efficient and less frustrating for…

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Assumption University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
September 13, 2022

Assumption University, which in 2013 opened a second campus — in Rome, Italy — to offer a distinctive study-abroad experience, has become the 98th Catholic college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. 32 New England institutions now participate in the SAGE Consortium of private colleges.

Assumption’s Rome campus, within walking distance of St. Peter’s Basilica, is located in a residential neighborhood on the property of the Augustinians of the Assumption, the University’s founding order. Students receive free public transportation to explore Rome,…

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Ringling College of Art & Design Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
September 6, 2022

Ringling College of Art & Design, where students run the entire broadcasting process, from start-to-finish, for on-campus TV network, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. Ringling is the 20th Florida private college to participate.

Founded in 1931, Ringling attracts 1,600 students from 54 countries, 45 states and four U.S. territories; 21% of students are international. The College offers 11 BFA majors and 2 bachelor’s degree programs; students apply to a specific major. Ringling has been ranked #1 in the world for 3D animation and as Florida’s top college for…

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SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation Awards $100,000 In Scholarships
August 22, 2022

As we wrap up this year’s scholarship essay contest, we’d like to extend a huge congratulations to all who applied and received an award. Amidst a pandemic and many life changes, hundreds of SAGE Scholars students took the time to submit compelling and thought-provoking essays. Your efforts do not go unnoticed, and we are inspired by your commitment to pursue advanced education.


This year, the SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation proudly awarded $100,000 in scholarships to SAGE Scholars High School…

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Goldey-Beacom College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
August 9, 2022

Goldey-Beacom College, which ranks among the nation‘s best colleges for providing meaningful economic advancement, has joined the SAGE Scholars Private College & University Enrollment Consortium. GBC is rated in the Top 20% of colleges nationwide for economic mobility by Third Way, a national think tank.

Goldey-Beacom becomes the only SAGE Scholars member in the state of Delaware. Founded in 1886, GBC is home to 1,800 diverse students — 700 undergraduates — on a 24-acre campus that includes four apartment-style residence halls in suburban Wilmington, with easy I-95…

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Warner University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
June 29, 2022

Warner University, where President David Hoag and his wife have hosted more than 3,500 students in their home in recent years, has become the 19th Florida university / college to participate in SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards.

Founded in Central Florida in 1968, Warner is home to 800+ undergraduates on a 300-acre campus in Lake Wales, an hour’s drive from Orlando or Tampa. Offering associates, bachelors and master’s degrees, Warner attracts one of The South’s most diverse student bodies, from 24 states and 20 countries. The school’s affordability is an attraction.

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Introducing The SAGE Scholars Newsroom
June 20, 2022

Since 1995, SAGE Scholars has bridged the gap between how families perceive the expense of private college and how they pay for it. With over 440 member institutions and growing, SAGE Scholars has sedimented itself as the nation’s most trustworthy college savings organization. The SAGE Scholars Newsroom is now stepping into a new era of college preparation for students, families, and colleges!

The Newsroom is an extension of SAGE Scholars existing mission:…

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Molloy University Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
May 25, 2022

Molloy University, located just 25 miles from Midtown Manhattan, has become the first Long Island college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. 31 New York State private colleges now participate in the SAGE Enrollment Consortium, the nation’s largest for private colleges.

From a freshman class of 44 students in 1955, Molloy has grown to serve 3,300 undergraduates (36% first-generation). In recognition of the extensive master’s and Ph.D. programs offered, the New York State Board of Regents recently approved a name change from “Molloy College” to…

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Ottawa University Kansas Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
April 21, 2022

Ottawa University Kansas, which offers a remarkable number of varsity sports teams — 33 — to serve a student body of 650 undergraduates, has become the 11th Kansas private college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

88% of OU Kansas students are athletes, including numerous unexpected possibilities: beach volleyball, bowling, competitive cheer and dance, Esports, lacrosse, men’s and women’s powerlifting, women’s wrestling. The women’s flag football team won the inaugural NAIA WFLAG national championship in 2021, outscoring opponents…

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Laguna College of Art + Design Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
April 13, 2022

Laguna College of Art + Design, preparing individuals for careers as creative artists and designers in a culturally and ethnically diverse world, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program -- the 14th participating college to specialize exclusively in the arts.

Home to 700+ student artists, LCAD offers 11 undergraduate majors, nine minors, three graduate degree programs, and a post-baccalaureate program, utilizing seven sites throughout Laguna Canyon and Laguna Beach -- plus study-abroad locations in Florence, Italy and Breda, The Netherlands.

Visual arts are the primary…

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Simpson College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
March 14, 2022

Simpson College, where nearly 100 students participate on the highly-acclaimed Speech and Debate Team, winner of Pi Kappa Delta national championships four of the past five years, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

Speech and Debate scholarships are available at Simpson, located near Des Moines, Iowa’s state capital. Small class sizes create a dynamic learning environment. Nearly 40% of students are double-majors. 96% complete a high-impact practice such as leadership, study abroad, research, field experience or internship. More than 50% of students compete on one…

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CrossState Solutions Partners With SAGE Scholars
March 9, 2022

CrossState Solutions Partners With SAGE Scholars To Offer NJ, PA Credit Unions Unique College Scholarship Program.

Harrisburg, PA and Hightstown, NJ — SAGE Scholars (www.tuitionrewards.com) and CrossState Solutions have partnered to give New Jersey and Pennsylvania credit unions of all sizes access to Tuition Rewards®, a program that helps families afford a quality four-year undergraduate degree for their children, grandchildren, and other loved ones at an extensive network of over 440 private colleges and universities nationwide.

SAGE Scholars is the nation’s largest and…

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Richard Ekman Joins SAGE Scholars Board of Directors
March 8, 2022

Richard Ekman, Ph.D., recently retired president of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), has joined the board of directors of SAGE Scholars, Philadelphia, the nation’s largest private college preparation and funding organization.

During his 21 years as CIC president, Ekman was a highly visible advocate of the value of private liberal arts education, increasing the council’s membership to more than 650 colleges and universities.

“Rich brings creativity, experience and enthusiasm to our efforts,” said James Johnston, president of SAGE Scholars, “He will, in fact, be joining his CIC…

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St. Francis College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
February 7, 2022

St. Francis College, which is moving in September to a new downtown Brooklyn campus that will accommodate an expected jump in enrollment to 3,500 students by 2026, has become the 15th Franciscan-affiliated Catholic college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

According to its President, Dr. Miguel Martinez-Saenz: “For more than 160 years, St. Francis College has demonstrated a commitment to providing an unmatched private education in the heart of New York City. This is a historic moment to completely re-envision our campus and meet the needs of our community. We are…

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Viterbo University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
December 16, 2021

Viterbo University, where graduates enjoy a 100% job placement rate, has become the 97th Catholic college and 15th Wisconsin private college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

Viterbo’s emphasis on internships and field research opportunities creates the high job placement rate after graduation. Nursing and business are the most popular majors for the 1,500 undergraduates, who enjoy leadership opportunities, generous financial aid and an average class size of 19. Niche ranks Viterbo among the top 20% of best colleges for nursing in the nation. Athletes can join 16…

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Northpoint Bible College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
December 16, 2021

Northpoint Bible College and Graduate School, formerly Zion Bible College, has become the 16th Massachusetts private college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

Northpoint Bible College was founded in 1924 by Rev. Christine Gibson for the purpose of preparing men and women for Pentecostal ministry. The school started in East Providence, Rhode Island, and relocated to Barrington, Rhode Island in 1985. In 2008, the college moved to its current beautiful and historic 18-acre residential campus, located in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

There are now thousands of Northpoint alumni…

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Champlain College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
December 2, 2021

Champlain College, home of the nationally-recognized Sen. Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity, has become the 4th Vermont private college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

Champlain’s “upside-down” curriculum allows the 2,100 undergraduates to dive into their major on the first day of freshman-year classes. For cyber forensics and counter-terrorism majors, this means immediate hands-on experience performing actual digital investigations and threat mitigation. SC Magazine has cited Champlain as the nation’s best cybersecurity…

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Centre College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
December 2, 2021

Kentucky’s Centre College, which hosted the Vice-Presidential debates of 2000 (Dick Cheney vs. Joe Lieberman) and 2012 (Joe Biden vs. Paul Ryan), has become the 24th institution affiliated with Colleges That Change Lives to participate in the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

Founded in 1819, Centre has produced 70% of Kentucky’s Rhodes Scholars over the past 50 years. The “Centre Commitment” guarantees the 1,400 undergraduates a choice of extensive study-abroad options; internship and/or research opportunities; and the promise of graduation in four years.…

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