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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… continue reading

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Admissions Without Applications
July 11, 2022

Movement grows with a second company offering a service in which students create profiles and colleges admit them.


By Scott Jaschik —Published July 11, 2022 — Inside Higher Ed


Davis & Elkins College is a small institution (a little more than 700 students) in a beautiful part of West Virginia, surrounded by the Allegheny Highlands. Like most colleges, it admits most of those who apply. This year, the college… continue reading


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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:… continue reading

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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… continue reading

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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… continue reading

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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… continue reading

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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… continue reading

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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… continue reading

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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… continue reading

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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… continue reading

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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… continue reading

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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… continue reading

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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… continue reading

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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.… continue reading

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Rockhurst University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
October 28, 2021
Rockhurst University, proud to be Kansas City, Missouri's Jesuit university for more than 100 years, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. 97 Catholic colleges, including 6 Jesuit colleges, now participate in the nation’s largest private college enrollment consortium.

Rockhurst acquired the Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences in 2020 - significantly expanding the University's ability to meet the Kansas City region's growing need for health care professionals. A total renovation of Sedgwick Hall is under way, along with construction of an addition, creating a 55,000… continue reading

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Presbyterian College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
October 26, 2021
South Carolina's Presbyterian College, embracing the future while rooted in the traditional church-based values of pluralism, hospitality, service, justice, and grace, has become the 40th college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

Located on a 240-acre campus in Clinton, SC, PC recently announced the purchase of the nearby Capitol Theatre. A renovation is underway to transform it into a performing arts center, a movie theater, and "the region's most impressive arena" for competitive video gaming. By next fall, the Capitol Theatre… continue reading

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Bethel College (Kansas) Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
October 18, 2021
Bethel College, where the study of peace, justice and conflict management is a part of every student's experience, has become the 11th Kansas private college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

The nation's oldest Mennonite-affiliated college, Bethel (founded 1887) created a major in "Peace Studies" in 1972 and launched the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution in 1985. Committed to truth, justice and racial healing, the College draws nearly 500 students from 28 states and 16 countries to a Kansas campus in North Newton, a 25-minute drive from Wichita. A 10:1… continue reading

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MidAmerica Nazarene University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
October 12, 2021
MidAmerica Nazarene University opened its doors with five buildings and 263 students on a former Kansas cornfield in 1968. Now a thriving campus with 21 colonial-style buildings, an enrollment of 1,870 students, and nearly 30,000 alumni, MNU has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. Seven of the nation's eight colleges affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene now participate in the SAGE Consortium, which is limited to private colleges.

MNU's tree-lined, 106-acre campus is located in Kansas' fifth-largest city, Olathe, a 20-minute drive from downtown Kansas City. Students come… continue reading

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Kalamazoo College Joins Tuition Rewards
October 4, 2021
Kalamazoo College, which ranks in the top 2% of all U.S. colleges and universities for the proportion of graduates who go on to earn a research doctorate degree, according to the National Science Foundation, has become the 17th Michigan private college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

According to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2022 College Rankings, K is the top-ranked private college in Michigan - based on the campus environment, student engagement and student outcomes.

Founded in 1833 on a campus 35 miles from Lake Michigan and 140 miles from Chicago… continue reading

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Palm Beach Atlantic University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
September 24, 2021
Palm Beach Atlantic University, where seven undergraduates have been selected as Fulbright Scholars in the past four years, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. The prestigious Fulbright program, operating under the U.S. Department of State, sends recent graduates of American institutions abroad for study, cultural ambassadorship, intellectual exchange and service work.

Dedicated to the integration of Christian principles to prepare students for learning, leadership and service., Palm Beach Atlantic offers 55 undergraduate degrees, numerous graduate degrees and professional… continue reading

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Lubbock Christian University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
September 22, 2021
Lubbock Christian University, whose spectacularly-successful women's basketball team has won three NCAA Division II championships in the past five years, has become the 11th Texas private college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

Lubbock Christian (23-0, coached by Steve Gomez, defeated Drury University (MO) in last March's women's basketball championship game, 69-59. LCU also won national titles in 2019 and previously in 2016, capping a 35-0 season. The Lady Chaps enter this winter's season with a 90-1 record in their last 91 games.

Lubbock Christian offers its… continue reading

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UHSP Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
September 10, 2021
The University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy, ranked as the #1 college in the nation for return-on-investment over 15-year and 20-year periods (ahead of Harvard, MIT and Stanford), has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. The median earnings of a UHSP student six years after graduation: $124,100.

Founded in 1864 as the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, UHSP offers its graduates an average long-term net present value of more than $2.7 million over the cost of attendance. The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce conducted the study, using federal 40-year… continue reading

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High Point University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
September 3, 2021
High Point University, whose campus "Innovators in Residence" have included such entrepreneurial luminaries as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. 20 North Carolina colleges and 46 Methodist colleges now participate in the largest U.S. private college enrollment consortium.

Focused on developing life skills and fun, High Point stresses career shadowing opportunities, experiential learning, internships, service learning, study-abroad experiences, time management, and undergraduate research alongside faculty members, who are known for "great… continue reading
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