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.
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.
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.
In the world of college preparation, eleventh grade is a pivotal year. 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.
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.
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!
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.
“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).
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.