Helping to make private college education more affordable.

Since 1995, SAGE Scholars has bridged the gap between students who want a quality private college education and colleges that will work closely with member families to ensure affordability — all at no cost to the student, family, or college.

As the nation’s oldest and largest private college preparation and funding organization, Tuition Rewards® provides families a guaranteed tuition reduction of up to 25%. In the last year, Tuition Rewards has guaranteed families savings of over $98M in tuition.

Saving for college is one of the biggest challenges families face today. The SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program reduces financial stress and provides a simple and effective way for your family to send a child or loved one to college.

Once enrolled, sponsors and students earn SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards Points to help offset the financial burdens of a four-year undergraduate degree at a SAGE Scholars member colleges and universities.

Information for families, colleges, benefit providers and financial institutions

Information for Families

Families

Tuition Reward Points can be earned through your workplace benefits, affiliated financial institutions, health insurance providers, or your employer. Accumulated Tuition Rewards Points create scholarships for students and result in guaranteed minimum institutional aid off the price of tuition at member colleges and universities.

Information for Colleges

Colleges

The SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards Consortium is a unique private college enrollment marketing tool to help fill incoming classes. As a member of the consortium, you’ll receive free access to our student data that can help you to recruit a student whose family is actively planning and preparing for their child’s college education.

Information for Financial Organizations

Financial Organizations

Tuition Rewards makes it possible for participating financial organizations to provide participants’ and policy holders’ children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews with guaranteed college scholarships to participating colleges and universities. Giving organizations meaningful incentives to help retain members and attract new ones.

Information for Employers

Employers

Tuition Rewards makes it possible for employers and benefit providers to provide participants’ and policy holders’ families with guaranteed minimum college scholarships to participating member colleges and universities. Tuition Rewards will help give your company an edge in workplace and member satisfaction.

Featured College

Siena Heights University

Siena Heights is a Catholic university founded in 1919 and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Enrolling a diverse community of traditional and working adult students, Siena Heights is a coed, North Central-accredited institution offering Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

The University is located in Adrian, Michigan, 45 minutes from Ann Arbor and Toledo, with several degree completion centers across Michigan as well as online. Siena offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs in addition to 11 graduate programs, with biology, creative writing, nursing and theatre earning national recognition in recent years. The new Gender and Ethnic Studies Institute is expected to be a leader in exploring race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. The Saints sponsor 21 NAIA men’s and women’s varsity sports.

Recognized as a College of Distinction and Catholic College of Distinction, Siena Heights’ total enrollment of 2,700 benefits from a highly-engaging academic environment and affordable private university tuition; over 90 percent of students receive financial assistance.

Siena Heights’ nationally-ranked Online Program has the nation’s second-highest graduation rate among private institutions, according to U.S. News and World Report.

The experience at Siena Heights has been characterized as “The Siena Effect” and is clearly defined by four characteristics:

  • COMPETENCE in your area of study
  • CONFIDENCE in your talents and abilities
  • A strong sense of PURPOSE
  • The desire to live and work ETHICALLY

This has proven successful for Siena graduates, both professionally and personally!

Siena Heights University
Siena Heights University
Siena Heights University

SAGE Scholars News

Ottawa University Kansas Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
Ottawa University Kansas Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
April, 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,...
Laguna College of Art + Design Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
Laguna College of Art + Design Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
April, 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...
Simpson College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
Simpson College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
March, 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...
CrossState Solutions Partners With SAGE Scholars
CrossState Solutions Partners With SAGE Scholars
March, 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...
Richard Ekman Joins SAGE Scholars Board of Directors
Richard Ekman Joins SAGE Scholars Board of Directors
March, 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...
St. Francis College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
St. Francis College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
February, 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...