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

Wheaton College

Wheaton is the quintessential distinctively Christian liberal arts college in the U.S., located just 25 miles west of Chicago. It is the academic home for globally diverse, intellectually ambitious, deeply faithful Christians who want comprehensive world-class quality in an environment of curiosity, conviction, and community.

Choose from 40+ majors in the liberal arts and sciences and six in the Conservatory of Music, including honors and undergraduate research opportunities and superior academic credentials that will open doors to top graduate programs. You'll receive career development and networking through our Center for Vocation and Career.

Faith, living, and learning are intimately intertwined, with 90% of students living in on-campus housing all four years. Wheaton offers generous need-based aid, academic Presidential scholarship levels, and is highly competitive in Men's and Women’s NCAA Division III Athletics.

SAGE Scholars Press Releases

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…

SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation Celebrates 23 Outstanding Students as Winners of The Fifth Annual 
Dr. James B. Johnston Scholarship Competition
SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation Celebrates 23 Outstanding Students as Winners of The Fifth Annual Dr. James B. Johnston Scholarship Competition
August 2, 2023

The SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the highly anticipated Fifth Annual Dr. James B. Johnston Scholarship Competition. This prestigious scholarship program, named in honor of the founder of SAGE Scholars, Dr. James B. Johnston, has successfully identified 23 remarkable students who have demonstrated not only academic excellence but also exemplary…

Introducing The SAGE Scholars Student Ambassador Program
Introducing The SAGE Scholars Student Ambassador Program
July 13, 2023
Our mission at SAGE Scholars is to provide students and their families with academic, career, and financial information to make informed college–related discissions.

FastTrak®
To support our mission, we have launched FastTrak, a first-of-its-kind that, in effect, reverses the admissions…

SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation Awards Patrick J. Eiding Scholarships to Over 100 Children of Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Members
SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation Awards Patrick J. Eiding Scholarships to Over 100 Children of Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Members
June 26, 2023
Philadelphia, PA (June 26, 2023) - The SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation announces that over 100 students of members in the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) have been recognized for their academic achievements and college aspirations through the Patrick J. Eiding Scholarships, totaling $18,000.

The scholarships were made available to teachers and members of the 13,000-person…