A Hood College education begins with a promise: We will provide a combination of outstanding teachers and mentors, affordability, educational experiences outside of the classroom as well as ample preparation for the future. Our students are equipped to excel in meeting the personal, professional and global challenges of the future.
Hood is committed to the integration of the liberal arts, the professions and technology, to the exploration of values, a sense of community and to the preparation of students for lives of responsibility, leadership and service.
With over 30 majors and 40 minors, 21 Division III sports, as well as 60 clubs and organizations, Hood's nearly 1,400 undergraduate students are provided many opportunities for engagement and involvement. With over 100 dedicated faculty members, Hood provides a low student-to-teacher ratio (12:1), as well as high-quality and personal interactions with a full-time faculty of whom 95% hold a doctorate or terminal degree in their field.
Hood's picturesque 50-acre campus is ideally situated in the middle of charming, historic Frederick, MD. The Frederick-Washington-Baltimore triangle not only features a vast and diverse array of world-famous social and cultural destinations -- but also abounds with internships at government agencies, laboratories, media firms, schools, IT companies and other desirable employers.
Tuition Reward Points accrue like frequent flyer miles and are typically earned through an affiliated financial institution, health insurance, or employer. These include 529 plans, banks, brokerage firms, companies, credit unions, mutual funds, non-profits and diverse financial service companies involved in life insurance, health insurance or retirement plans. Your Tuition Rewards Points represent guaranteed minimum discounts off the "list price" of tuition at many of America's best private colleges.
The SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards Consortium is a unique private college enrollment marketing tool to fill a "traditional" freshman class. Our member colleges & universities are able to identify prospective students from families who are actively saving and planning for higher education or work for a company that provides good benefits... and who have indicated interest in attending a private college. SAGE Students tend to be well qualified - both academically and financially.
Employees of companies which offer voluntary benefits through select national insurers, or who partner directly with SAGE can earn guaranteed college scholarships for use at over almost 400 private colleges and universities across the United States, for their children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, based on their 401(k), 403(b), profit-sharing or other company sponsored retirement savings plan. Tuition Rewards is available nationwide through over 135,000 participating employers. What could be better than helping to make the ever-escalating cost of college more affordable for your employees? Tuition Rewards should help give your company an edge in workplace satisfaction - and in attracting and retaining talent.
For Financial Institutions
SAGE's Tuition Rewards program is a college savings and investment plan like no other. We've expanded our program so that families can now earn Tuition Rewards on 529 saving plans, CDs, mutual funds, 401(k)s, IRAs, supplemental retirement accounts, annuities, insurance products (with cash value), reverse mortgages, brokerage accounts, certain income-replacement health insurance products, and even home equity lines of credit.
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Tuition Rewards News
Cornish College of the Arts Joins SAGE Scholars
posted February 12, 2020
Cornish College of the Arts, committed to empowering the next generation of artists, citizens and innovators, has joined the SAGE Scholars consortium of private colleges & universities. With 14 colleges devoted exclusively to the arts, SAGE students enjoy a range of fantastic artistic options.
Residing in the heart of Seattle, Cornish is ranked in the top 2.5% of "Best College Locations in America" by Niche. Cornish is surrounded by...
University of Holy Cross Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted December 10, 2019
The University of Holy Cross, a fully accredited Catholic university in New Orleans, has become the first Louisiana college to participate in SAGE Tuition Rewards, expanding the distinctive consortium to private college and university options in 47 states.
UHCNO offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 1,100 students. The student-faculty ratio of 13:1 allows students to enjoy a personalized academic...
Earlham College Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted October 9, 2019
Earlham College, which combines very high academic rigor with Quaker-inspired principles of simplicity, peace, integrity, community and equality, is the newest member of SAGE Tuition Rewards. 23 Indiana private colleges and 21 members affiliated with Colleges That Change Lives now participate in the SAGE Enrollment Consortium.
An extraordinary national liberal arts college, Earlham ranks in the top five among 4,300 U.S. colleges and...
College of Saint Benedict - Saint Johns University Join SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted September 11, 2019
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), for women, and Saint John's University (SJU), for men, have joined the SAGE Tuition Rewards program. The 3,500 undergraduates at two nationally-recognized colleges attend classes and participate in activities together. CSB/SJU students share academic, athletic and dining facilities.
The two residential campuses are set on 3,300 beautiful acres of central Minnesota woods, lakes and prairies – just...