SAGE Scholars

At SAGE Scholars, we deeply believe in the value and quality of private higher education. Our mission is to provide access to affordable college opportunities while bringing together families, colleges & universities, and benefit providers to create college funding solutions. Since 1995, SAGE Scholars has bridged the gap between students who want a quality private college education and colleges that will work closely with member families to ensure affordability — all at no cost to the student, family, or college. As the nation’s oldest, largest, and most trusted private college preparation and funding organization, we’re providing families with the guidance and resources they need for every step of the college process.

Articles By SAGE Scholars

By: SAGE Scholars — January 1, 2022
As you search for your perfect college, keep in mind that sticker price is not where you should begin. After all, the least expensive education today may wind up costing you in future opportunities. Here are some tips to help pay for the cost of education at the school of your choice.
By: SAGE Scholars — May 1, 2022
As a tenth grader, you may see your classmates or older friends gearing up for college applications. Though there’s still time before you submit your application, you may wonder what you should be doing now to increase your chances of opening your acceptance letter. For ninth and tenth graders, preparing more intentionally in the early half of your high school education can help alleviate stress in the future and increase your chances of admission to your top choice school. Below, we’re offering some helpful tips and tricks to ensure you don’t miss any necessary steps when preparing for college.
By: SAGE Scholars — June 2, 2022
In the world of college preparation, eleventh grade is a pivotal year. Soon, you’ll be submitting your applications, and you may wonder what you should be doing now to increase your chances of opening an acceptance letter. For eleventh graders, think of this year as the final push to demonstrate growth and achievement. Knocking this year out of the park can alleviate stress in the future and increase your chances of admission to your top choice school. Below, we’re offering some helpful tips and tricks to ensure you don’t miss any necessary steps during this pivotal year in the college preparation process.
By: SAGE Scholars — February 16, 2021
With summer break fast approaching, it’s important to remember that summers are important times to build your college admissions portfolio. Though students must prioritize decompression, mental wellness, and enjoying time with their communities, summer can also serve to explore more in-depth projects, and passions that interest and excite students.
By: SAGE Scholars — June 20, 2022
The last hurrah is finally here! After four years of planning and preparation, you’ve finally hit the milestone of senior year. With this chapter about to close, you’ll spend this year looking toward the next chapter of your life: college!
By: SAGE Scholars — April 10, 2021
Five Tips on How to Make the Most Out of Your Internship
By: SAGE Scholars — January 1, 2022
What’s the formula for hitting the jackpot when it comes to merit aid?
By: SAGE Scholars — May 1, 2022
For students and parents wondering how to begin preparing for college, it’s never too early! At SAGE Scholars, we believe that early college planning can help you maximize your investment and ease the stress of college admissions. That’s why we’re here to help! For rising ninth-graders, the next four years can help prepare your application. While that is a lot of time, it will go by quickly, and it’s important not to miss critical steps along the way.
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 — March 1, 2022
Don’t let the list price of tuition scare you away from considering a private college education—it may actually end up costing less than a state school. 64% of students at a private college graduate in 4 years vs. 37% at public universities, saving a lot of time and money.