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SAGE Scholars Monthly Newsletter | October 2021

Kalamazoo College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

Kalamazoo College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

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 and Times Higher Education 2022 College Rankings, Kalamazoo is the top-ranked private college in Michigan - based on the campus environment, student engagement and student outcomes.

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Saint Elizabeth University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

MidAmerica Nazarene University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

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.

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The University of Tampa Ranked in Wall Street Journal and Forbes Rankings

The University of Tampa Ranked in Wall Street Journal and Forbes Rankings

The University of Tampa has recently been ranked both in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) College Ranking 2022 and the Forbes Top Colleges 2021 ranking. The WSJ/THE College Rankings, now in its sixth year, says it is "designed to put graduate success and student learning at its heart." Almost 20% of the WSJ/THE college ranking relies on the annual Times Higher Education U.S. Student Survey, which captures the voices of more than 170,000 U.S. students across all ranked colleges. Read More

Hanover College to Offer a Four-Year Tuition Lock

Hanover College to Offer a Four-Year Tuition Lock

Beginning in the fall of 2022, Hanover College's new first-year students will have their tuition locked for four consecutive academic years. Hanover's new "Price Promise" is another demonstration of the College's commitment to making college more affordable for students and their families. The tuition lock will help families plan more effectively for college expenses knowing that the most significant portion of their total cost of attendance will not change. The lock applies to first-year college students from any U.S. state or country and applies to tuition only. Room and board and other fees may still experience small annual increases. Read More

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What is the FAFSA?

This is the first of a three-part series, where we will discuss the ins and outs of FAFSA. In the first installment we provide tips and tricks for filling out the application while also answering frequently asked questions like what is the FAFSA? Why is it so important? Read More

Picking the Club That's Right for You!

Setting yourself up for success requires thoughtful and strategic long-term planning. We have put together four tips to help you figure out how to maximize your time while setting yourself up for an eye-catching college application. Read More

Lubbock Christian University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

Lubbock Christian University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

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.

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St. Lawrence University Adds New Majors in Data Science, Finance

St. Lawrence University Adds New Majors in Data Science, Finance

St. Lawrence University has created new bachelor's degree programs in data science and finance, two cutting-edge fields where graduates are in high demand and Laurentians will excel thanks to their liberal arts education. "These programs will prepare our students for a variety of careers that need individuals and leaders who can see the big picture, think critically, and solve problems creatively," says Vice President for Enrollment Management & Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Florence Hines. "This is the foundation of St. Lawrence's liberal arts experience for all students, no matter what they study, and is why so many of our graduates are in such high demand after college." Read More

Barton Named Among 2022 Best Value Schools by U.S. News & World Report

Barton Named Among 2022 Best Value Schools by U.S. News & World Report

Barton College has been recognized as the highest ranked North Carolina school in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report's listing of "Best Value" Schools Among Regional Colleges in the South, with its #8 ranking in this category. Among U.S. News & World Report's 2022 "Best Undergraduate Teaching" Among Regional Colleges in the South, Barton climbed to #6 this year, and the College also jumped to #6 this year as a top performer on "Social Mobility" among Regional Colleges in the South. Barton also continues to hold a distinctive position at #14 in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report's overall rankings of the Best Regional Colleges in the South. Read More

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Ten Minute Professor - What is Merit Aid?

In this Ten Minute Professor we break down what Merit Aid is and how it is used to attract the best applicants. Read More

Dominican University of California's How to Write Your Best College Essay

Having a well-written and engaging essay as part of your college or university application is important for all applicants. Colleges and universities, such as Dominican University of California, review essays to get a better understanding of the student and how they may thrive in their particular educational institution. When writing your college essay, be sure to follow these tips and guidelines. Read More

Palm Beach Atlantic University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

Palm Beach Atlantic University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

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. Read More

MIAD Launches New Animation Track Within The Illustration Major

MIAD Launches New Animation Track Within The Illustration Major

MIAD is excited to announce the launch of its Animation track within the Illustration major. MIAD's Illustration major has seen exponential growth over the past five years and ranks among the best regionally and nationally. In 2021, Animation Career Review ranked MIAD's program #1 in Wisconsin and among the top 10 in the Midwest. The strength of the curriculum, faculty and facilities provides a solid foundation for the Animation track. Read More

Nursing Program at Valparaiso University Named One of Nation's Best by US News & World Report

Nursing Program at Valparaiso University Named One of Nation's Best by US News & World Report

In its first-ever listing of the top undergraduate nursing programs in the United States, US News & World Report has recognized the high quality of Valpo's nursing program, which has a history spanning more than five decades. "This recognition from our peers and US News & World Report affirms the high caliber and outstanding character of Valpo's undergraduate nursing program and faculty," said Karen Allen, dean, Ph.D., RN, FAAN. "Valpo nurses are adaptive, collaborative and visionary, with the passion to go out and create the world they want to live in." Read More