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 Employers

Employers

Attract talent. Retain talent. Motivate talent.
Imagine a cost-effective employee benefit that helps ease the burden of the costs of higher education for your employees and their families. Tuition Rewards not only boosts workplace satisfaction, but also gives your company an advantage in attracting and retaining talent.

Information for Financial Organizations

Financial Organizations

Tuition Rewards makes it possible for banks and credit union, brokers and other financial organizations to provide participants’ and policy holders’ families with guaranteed college scholarships to participating colleges and universities. Participating organizations leverage this into meaningful incentives to help attract new members, increase deposits, and retain existing members.

Featured College

Erskine College

Erskine College, located in Due West, South Carolina, has been preparing students to flourish in lives of learning, service and leadership for more than 175 years. With its heritage of thoughtful scholarship, Christian commitment and intentional community, Erskine offers a rich undergraduate experience — engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes.

Ranked among the nation’s best liberal arts colleges, Erskine provides an environment in which students can be challenged and inspired. Students work hard, think creatively and critically and explore options across a variety of disciplines. Erskine’s small size means students can get to know just about everyone on campus, including professors, who can become mentors and friends.

The beautiful Erskine campus affords opportunities for fellowship and leadership through residence life, student government and a variety of student organizations — Christian ministries, literary and honor societies, service clubs and interest groups. Erskine is committed to Christian authenticity: what students learn and how they live are inseparable foundations for an excellent education.

Students can work with faculty members to craft a course of study that suits their individual strengths and career interests. Erskine encourages undergraduate research and enjoys an outstanding record of placing graduates in medical school, pharmacy school and related programs.

At Erskine, the unique talents, interests and contributions of each student really matter; each student helps to shape the experience for others. Erskine fields 17 intercollegiate teams in NCAA Division II as part of Conference Carolinas and also offers intramural and recreational programs. Additional membership in the NCCAA allowed Erskine to hoist national championship trophies this past year in men's golf and women's softball. A winning tradition both on and off the field make Erskine an excellent place to call home during your college years.

SAGE Scholars Press Releases

The University of Scranton Joins the SAGE Scholars College Consortium
The University of Scranton Joins the SAGE Scholars College Consortium
February 16, 2024

The University of Scranton, named a “Best College” by the Princeton Review for over 20 years, has become the 57th Pennsylvania college to join the SAGE Scholars Consortium and its mission to ensure private higher education is accessible and affordable.


Located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the University of Scranton is widely renowned for its exceptional academic programs and…

Welcoming Belmont Abbey College: Learn. Seek. Thrive.
Welcoming Belmont Abbey College: Learn. Seek. Thrive.
February 7, 2024

Welcoming Belmont Abbey College: Learn. Seek. Thrive.


Belmont Abbey College, located in Belmont, North Carolina, is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence, fostering a tight-knit community, and providing a transformative education deeply rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition. As one of the only Catholic colleges spanning from Virginia to…

Southern Adventist University Joins The SAGE Scholars College Consortium
Southern Adventist University Joins The SAGE Scholars College Consortium
October 13, 2023

Southern Adventist University: Nurturing Excellence in Education

Nestled in the scenic region of Collegedale, Tennessee, Southern Adventist University has emerged as a premier institution of higher learning, renowned for its commitment to academic excellence and holistic development. Since its establishment, Southern Adventist University has strived to provide its students with a…

SAGE Scholars and Public Wireless Join Forces to Empower Education with Affordable Connectivity
SAGE Scholars and Public Wireless Join Forces to Empower Education with Affordable Connectivity
September 6, 2023

Philadelphia, PA — SAGE Scholars, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most trusted private college preparation and funding organization, has proudly announced an exciting new partnership with Public Wireless. This strategic collaboration aims to help students and their families access connectivity resources, furthering opportunities for educational success in our digital…

SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation Awards Scholarships to 22 Member Colleges
SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation Awards Scholarships to 22 Member Colleges
August 22, 2023

Philadelphia, PA, August 22, 2023 — SAGE Scholars, through its non-profit, self-funded Educational Foundation, has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to each of 22 consortium member colleges, to reflect our unwavering commitment to promoting private higher education’s accessibility and affordability.

SAGE Scholars has prominently advocated for students seeking higher education for…

Welcoming St. John
Welcoming St. John's College: A Revered Institution Embracing the Power of Liberal Arts
August 9, 2023

SAGE Scholars is delighted to announce the addition of St. John's College to its esteemed consortium of private colleges and universities. With a rich history and an unwavering commitment to liberal arts education, St. John's College brings a unique offering to students seeking to explore the depths of knowledge and cultivate critical thinking skills. As a top-ranked Liberal…