Tuition Rewards

Sage Scholars Tuition Rewards

Earn guaranteed scholarships - up to one full year's tuition - at more than 430 participating private colleges and universities through the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards® Program

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Guaranteed Scholarships

Tuition Rewards are discounts off of tuition at participating private colleges and universities. The Tuition Rewards Points represent the minimum scholarship that an eligible student will receive if and when he or she attends a member school. Schools may count Tuition Rewards as part of their normal institutional aid.

For example, if a family redeems 36,000 Tuition Rewards Points for a student, the student is guaranteed to receive at least $36,000* in financial aid (scholarships or grants), spread equally over four years of undergraduate education. He or she may receive more, but is guaranteed not to receive less.

Member Colleges & Universities

In the last 5 years over 100 new private colleges joined the SAGE Scholars Private College & University Enrollment Consortium - an average of over 20 new colleges per year! Tuition Rewards is open to accredited, 4-year, not-for-profit, colleges and universities.

Tuition Rewards FAQ

There is no catch. Member colleges are encouraged to recruit the students whom you sponsor once the student is in high school. Your students are likely to receive some print mail or e-mail from the participating colleges and universities after they begin high school. We do not share your, the Sponsor's, information with any schools or other third parties.
Through Tuition Rewards we bridge the gap between students that want a private college education, but don't think they can afford one, and private colleges / universities that offer guaranteed tuition discounts. A student's Tuition Rewards Points represent the guaranteed minimum amount of institutional financial aid (i.e. scholarships and/or institutional grants) that a participating college will award to the student. The student may receive more financial aid than the rewards points represent, but he or she will not receive less! For example, if you redeem 30,000 points for a student, we guarantee that the student will receive at least $30,000 in financial aid over four or five years!*
Every Year you are apart of the Academic Focused CAP you will receive $1,000 for Tuition. You will also have opportunities to earn bonuses
  • Students must be registered in the Tuition Rewards program prior to August 31st of the year that the student begins 12th grade
  • Students cannot earn, or receive points after August 31st of the year that the student begins 12th grade
  • A student's Tuition Rewards statement must be electronically submitted to any member college that the student applies to within ten (10) days of the student's application to that college
The maximum that schools are obligated to accept is 25% of the cost of tuition (based on freshman year tuition), spread equally over four, or five, years of undergraduate education. For example, if the "list price" of tuition for a school is $40,000 per year when your student matriculates, this means that your guaranteed minimum discount would be up to $10,000 per year (providing that you submitted at least 40,000 points to the school). These amounts are taken from the published list prices as shown in the Higher Education Directory each year. One point equals one dollar in tuition discounts.
Tuition Rewards, whether in a sponsor's account, or a students account, do NOT expire
That's easy -- they want to attract more students, or better students, or both. And, they're eager to attract qualified students who might not be familiar with their college. Our colleges understand that they need to remain affordable, and they're eager to reward families who are truly interested in a private college.
Did you know that at public universities, according to a UCLA study, only 28% of incoming freshmen graduate in four years - versus 67% of freshmen at private universities? The percentage of students who graduate in four years at a private college is the same as the percentage who graduate in six years at a state college. An earlier graduation means less tuition spent, and the student can begin to repay any loans sooner - which means less accrued interest. Add to that the increased financial aid available at private colleges and private colleges are less expensive than you realize - and our program makes attending a private college even more affordable.
Within ten (10) days of the student's application, log in to your account, locate the student on your page and follow the link to submit his or her rewards. Do not submit a student's rewards weeks or months late or early. Please submit rewards only to schools that the student has actually applied to.
Absolutely! The purpose of the Tuition Rewards Program is to insure that the student(s) you've sponsored will receive a scholarship at least equal to the size of his/her Tuition Rewards. He or she may receive more aid, but cannot receive less!
Tuition Rewards represent the minimum scholarship, spread evenly over four years, a participating student will receive if and when he/she attends a participating school. If your student receives a scholarship or other institutional aid from a member school, then the school can choose to "blend" (include) or "stack" (add on top) the Tuition Rewards with the other scholarship funds, grants or other discounts.
No, Tuition Rewards can only be used for full-time, undergraduate education beginning with the freshman year at a participating private college or university. Unless specifically listed as an alternate campus on the tuitionrewards.com website, Participating Colleges are only obligated to honor submitted Tuition Rewards points for students enrolled at the Participating College's main campus.
No. Tuition Rewards are points and are never awarded in cash.
By the time your child is ready to apply to college, additional schools of interest are likely to join. After doing research, you may find that we offer many appealing choices. Or, you may have another child - or niece, nephew or grandchild -- who could benefit in the future.