Tuition Rewards by SAGE Scholars

Information for Families

The SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program is a college saving plan like no other

By enrolling in Tuition Rewards, students will earn guaranteed minimum scholarships at over 430 participating private colleges and universities across America! The scholarships can equal up to one full year's tuition!

Each Tuition Reward Point is equal to $1.00 in tuition discounts if the student attends a participating college or university. The accumulated points represent the minimum scholarship (grant or other institutional discount) that the student will receive.

It's true - 35,000 Tuition Rewards Points represent a guaranteed minimum $35,000 scholarship* at our member colleges. Your loved one may receive more, but is guaranteed not to receive less!

Tuition Reward Points accrue like frequent flyer miles and are typically earned by saving or investing with affiliated financial institutions - or simply by being employed by one of over 135,000 employers nationwide that offer Tuition Rewards. Financial products include 529 plans, banks, brokerage firms, credit unions, mutual funds and diverse financial service companies involved in cash-value insurance products, retirement plans and other instruments. What makes Tuition Rewards even more unique is that you do not have to use the investment earning Reward Points to pay for college! How you pay for college is your choice.

Important Dates

  • Students can be added to Tuition Rewards from birth through to August 31st of the year that the student begins 12th grade.
  • August 31st of the year that the student begins 12th grade is also the last day that a student can earn or receive Tuition Rewards.
  • A student's Tuition Rewards must submitted within ten (10) days of the student's application to participating college or university.

*For undergraduate tuition only at participating colleges and universities beginning with the freshman year. The total tuition discounts are spread evenly over four years of college; enrollment may be deferred for up to three years following completion of high school. If the enrolled student does not attend a participating school, unused points may be available to transfer to younger enrolled family members; certain restrictions apply. "Guaranteed minimum scholarship" includes all non-loan (scholarships, discounts, grants, etc.) based financial aid provided by a member school. The maximum amount of Tuition Rewards that each school will accept varies by school - and currently ranges from approximately 10,500 to 57,000 points. The amount is never more than the cost of one full year of tuition. You can view and print out a list of member schools, along with the maximum amount of Tuition Rewards each will accept by logging into your account and selecting the "Participating Schools" link.