Join the SAGE Scholars Private College Enrollment Consortium
SAGE Scholars is the nation’s oldest and largest private college preparation and funding organization. For over a quarter of a century we have been marketing the unique benefits of quality, private education to millions of families across the United States. Our goal is to bridge the gap between our member colleges and families who believe they may not be able to afford a private college - all at no cost to the student, family or college.
At SAGE Scholars, we believe deeply in the value of private higher education. The Tuition Rewards program is a unique private college marketing and enrollment service that provides a vehicle for member colleges and universities to reach a large exclusive pool of potential students and their families. Our member colleges & universities are able to identify prospective students from families who have signed up for the Tuition Rewards Program.
SAGE Scholars Member College & University Benefits
- SAGE Scholars Student Database - Member colleges and universities receive unlimited access to the SAGE Scholars database of students once they reach 9th grade.
- We feature and promote member colleges and universities through the SAGE Scholars websites, which receive millions of views per year. Member college and university profiles feature a logo, photos of campus and student life, summary and mission of college, contact information, web links, and social media links. Along with featured social media promotions and targeted emails to our users.
The goals of our Tuition Rewards program are to:
- Motivate and encourage families to learn, plan and save for college as early as possible
- Assist participating families and students with college readiness
- Send participating high school seniors to our member colleges and universities
What is Tuition Rewards®?
Tuition Rewards enables a direct, two-way communication channel between our member colleges and students who have expressed an interest in one or more prospective colleges. At the time of a student’s application, he or she submits a detailed student profile, along with the accumulated amount of Tuition Rewards Points earned directly through our website to your designated contacts.
- Beth-Anne from Coatesville, PA
There is no fee or charge when a student applies through our program! Colleges never write a check to SAGE Scholars.
How Tuition Rewards® Works
Tuition Rewards is a unique rewards program, offered by employers, health insurers, financial institutions and non-profits, to provide guaranteed tuition discounts for their children’s or grand children’s college tuition.
Each Tuition Rewards Point represents a guaranteed minimum discount equivalent to one dollar, with a maximum discount of up to one year’s tuition, spread equally over 4 years of full-time undergraduate education. The number of points earned determine the minimum, guaranteed tuition discount students can receive at any SAGE Scholars member college and university. Students may receive more — but cannot receive less. Tuition Rewards Points are used when students attend participating colleges or universities. Tuition Rewards statements must be submitted by families electronically to your designated contacts within ten (10) days of the student's application to your school. Students must be enrolled in the program prior to the start of 12th grade to be eligible.
- Mark from Cathedral City, CA
Recruiting Advantages for Member Colleges
- Search our student database: Member colleges and universities have unlimited, free access to our database of students from 9th grade on. Member colleges can target prospective students on numerous criteria such as location by ZIP code or state, as well as intended areas of academic interest.
- Depth and quality of data: Many students have detailed profile information such as e-mail address, GPA, ACT/SAT scores, activities, majors of interest, varsity sport of interest, ethnicity and the relative importance of attending a college affiliated with a religious denomination.
- Preformatted student data: Easily download data-sets right into your CRM of students in Excel and CSV formats. Choose all students, only students with e-mail addresses, or subsets based on intended majors.
- Save money on list rentals: Download our names; then, if they match with names rented from outside list suppliers, typically you're not obligated to pay for duplicates. By doing this, one member college has saved as much as $1,200 on list rental fees on a single mailing.
- Expand your marketing & public relations: SAGE Scholars uniquely markets its member colleges and universities to families through financial partners and their distributors, employers, associations, unions and non-profit organizations. Provide a profile, photo gallery, news & scholarships to display (at no charge) to students, families & financial professionals. We will market your college through our Market Cap & Gown website and monthly e-newsletter. You can post news about your college and about your recruiting events on our website.
- Do the right thing: Schools that work with SAGE realize that to remain affordable, families need to be encouraged to save and plan for the cost of an education. Being affiliated with the Tuition Rewards Program is a way to do just this!