It’s Never Too Early

By: Al Dickenson — October 19, 2022
One of the most rewarding ways to begin your college career is by starting it in high school. College is a daunting experience, no doubt about it. High school is likewise a stretch of your life that may bring bad memories and experiences. Both school experiences may offer horror stories you will live with for your entire life. However, speaking from experience, you can reduce the number of scary experiences that could occur in your first year by beginning your college career while still attending high school.
By: Dr. Gwendolyn Maria Parrish — October 12, 2022
Some students reach a specific point in their high school journey when they want to inquire about their college options and look for ways to get a head start on higher education classes. Dual enrollment opportunities allow students to gain some college credits while still in high school. This opportunity provides an excellent way for students to get college credits. It also meets your high school graduation requirements before graduating. Before you sign up for dual enrollment, consider these critical details and what it requires.
By: SAGE Scholars — September 19, 2022
What if colleges applied to you? Seems counterintuitive, right? It’s not. Here’s why. Schools spend years preparing students for the college applications process. Families agonize over how to put the ‘best’ student forward. In the end, students and colleges expend a great deal of time and energy to find a mutually good fit. SAGE Scholars has found a better way to match highly qualified SAGE Scholars students with institutions that best align with their unique learning and life goals. FastTrak is our new approach to bridge the gap between students, families, and colleges while expediting the admissions process.
By: James Johnston, Ed.D. — June 20, 2022
A reasonable person would assume that the cost of an undergraduate education would be easy to calculate. Unfortunately, calculating the "True Cost" is complicated.
By: SAGE Scholars — March 2, 2022
To know how to best pay for a college education, families need to know three numbers: The total annual Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and the Expected Family Contribution. In this article you can learn how to calculate these numbers and plan for the future.
By: SAGE Scholars — February 5, 2022
Learning the financial landscape of 529 plans is important, as each college saving option may have a different impact on your eligibility for financial aid. If you need help determining which options work best for your circumstances, you should consult with your financial professional or tax advisor before you start saving. If you are interested in learning more about 529 plans, the following questions will provide a helpful overview.
By: SAGE Scholars — January 1, 2022
“7 years of college down the drain!” Years ago, viewers laughed at the thought of 7 years of college, but it’s not quite so funny now. 5 years of undergraduate study is now common. A 5th year is less likely at a private college (64% of students at a private college graduate in 4 years vs. 37% at public universities).
By: SAGE Scholars — December 5, 2021
A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to encourage saving for future educational costs. 529 plans, legally known as qualified tuition plans, are authorized by Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. Withdrawals used for qualified educational expenses are tax free and can be used at any accredited college or university for full-time undergraduate and graduate students.
By: SAGE Scholars — November 24, 2021
Your decisions now will impact your future finances. To help, we have put together our top 5 ways to save for college so that your family is prepared for the future investment.