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The University of Scranton Joins the SAGE Scholars College Consortium
February 16, 2024

The University of Scranton, named a “Best College” by the Princeton Review for over 20 years, has become the 57th Pennsylvania college to join the SAGE Scholars Consortium and its mission to ensure private higher education is accessible and affordable.


Located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the University of Scranton is widely renowned for its exceptional academic programs and commitment to providing a transformative education. With a rich history dating back to 1888, this nationally recognized Jesuit institution has built a strong reputation for its rigorous curriculum and…

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Welcoming Belmont Abbey College: Learn. Seek. Thrive.
February 7, 2024

Welcoming Belmont Abbey College: Learn. Seek. Thrive.


Belmont Abbey College, located in Belmont, North Carolina, is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence, fostering a tight-knit community, and providing a transformative education deeply rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition. As one of the only Catholic colleges spanning from Virginia to Florida, Belmont Abbey College offers an array of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines — equipping students with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and values…

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Southern Adventist University Joins The SAGE Scholars College Consortium
October 13, 2023

Southern Adventist University: Nurturing Excellence in Education

Nestled in the scenic region of Collegedale, Tennessee, Southern Adventist University has emerged as a premier institution of higher learning, renowned for its commitment to academic excellence and holistic development. Since its establishment, Southern Adventist University has strived to provide its students with a vibrant campus life, a supportive community, and exceptional degree programs. We’re proud to welcome Southern Adventist University — their notable accomplishments, awards, campus highlights, and…

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SAGE Scholars and Public Wireless Join Forces to Empower Education with Affordable Connectivity
September 6, 2023

Philadelphia, PA — SAGE Scholars, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most trusted private college preparation and funding organization, has proudly announced an exciting new partnership with Public Wireless. This strategic collaboration aims to help students and their families access connectivity resources, furthering opportunities for educational success in our digital world.

“This collaboration represents the intersection of two fundamental needs in today’s world — education and access to the internet,” said Michael Hall, CEO of SAGE Scholars.…

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SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation Awards Scholarships to 22 Member Colleges
August 22, 2023

Philadelphia, PA, August 22, 2023 — SAGE Scholars, through its non-profit, self-funded Educational Foundation, has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to each of 22 consortium member colleges, to reflect our unwavering commitment to promoting private higher education’s accessibility and affordability.

SAGE Scholars has prominently advocated for students seeking higher education for decades. The Foundation's mission is to empower aspiring scholars and make higher education a reality for individuals from all walks of life. Their latest initiative, awarding $1,000 scholarships to these…

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Welcoming St. John's College: A Revered Institution Embracing the Power of Liberal Arts
August 9, 2023

SAGE Scholars is delighted to announce the addition of St. John's College to its esteemed consortium of private colleges and universities. With a rich history and an unwavering commitment to liberal arts education, St. John's College brings a unique offering to students seeking to explore the depths of knowledge and cultivate critical thinking skills. As a top-ranked Liberal Arts College, St. John’s is renowned for its rigorous programs and its ability to prepare students for advanced studies, where 70% of undergraduate students go on to graduate advanced degrees.

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SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation Celebrates 23 Outstanding Students as Winners of The Fifth Annual Dr. James B. Johnston Scholarship Competition
August 2, 2023

The SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the highly anticipated Fifth Annual Dr. James B. Johnston Scholarship Competition. This prestigious scholarship program, named in honor of the founder of SAGE Scholars, Dr. James B. Johnston, has successfully identified 23 remarkable students who have demonstrated not only academic excellence but also exemplary leadership and a commitment to serving their communities.


The Fifth Annual Dr. James B. Johnston Scholarship Competition garnered an outstanding response from talented students nationwide, each…

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Introducing The SAGE Scholars Student Ambassador Program
July 13, 2023

Our mission at SAGE Scholars is to provide students and their families with academic, career, and financial information to make informed college–related discissions.

FastTrak®
To support our mission, we have launched FastTrak, a first-of-its-kind that, in effect, reverses the admissions process. FastTrak gives SAGE Scholars students an opportunity, by submitting some basic academic information, to learn of their admissibility, prior to applying, from multiple SAGE…

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SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation Awards Patrick J. Eiding Scholarships to Over 100 Children of Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Members
June 26, 2023

Philadelphia, PA (June 26, 2023) - The SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation announces that over 100 students of members in the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) have been recognized for their academic achievements and college aspirations through the Patrick J. Eiding Scholarships, totaling $18,000.

The scholarships were made available to teachers and members of the 13,000-person Federation who have seniors in high school or are currently enrolled in college.

“We designed the Patrick J. Eiding Scholarship to support the pursuit of higher education for the families of…

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SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation Announces Eiding Scholarships for PFT
April 5, 2023

The SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation Proudly Announces Three Patrick J. Eiding Scholarships for Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT).

Philadelphia, PA - SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation is proud to announce the establishment of a $5,000 and two $1,000 Patrick J. Eiding Scholarships for members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers with seniors in high school or students currently enrolled in college. These scholarships are designed to support the pursuits of higher education for the families of Philadelphia’s dedicated educators who are committed to…

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Caldwell University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
February 16, 2023

Caldwell University, nationally-renowned for the research and treatment of autism spectrum disorders, has become the 100th Catholic-affiliated college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. Five New Jersey private colleges now participate in Tuition Rewards.

Located in suburban Caldwell, one of the top college towns in New Jersey, the University ranks as one of the safest campuses in the state. It’s 22 miles from New York City and a 30-minute drive from the Newark Liberty International Airport, helpful to attracting students from 40 countries. 98% of students receive…

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Remington College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
February 15, 2023

Remington College has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards Consortium as our first trade-focused career school. With twelve different campus locations across the United States, students engage in diverse program options with a focus on hands-on learning taught by instructors who are experienced, knowledgeable, and worked in the industry they teach.

Remington College aims to provide affordable tuition, hands-on labs, and a hybrid course format where students have the advantage of online classes with the support of instructors and experiential learning in person. Remington College offers…

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Cottey College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
January 24, 2023

Cottey College, where an individualized Leadership Development Plan (LDP) is a curriculum ingredient for every student, has become the 14th women’s college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards college consortium.

Ranked by a national publication as the “Best Regional College in the Midwest” — #1 among 86 options — Cottey draws its 300+ undergraduates from 38 states and 17 nations to a 67-acre campus in Nevada, MO, 100 miles south of Kansas City. 72% of students are from out-of-state, drawn to a unique college where the average class size is nine.

There…

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NewU Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
January 23, 2023

NewU University has become the first Private Nonprofit College in our nation’s capital to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards® Program.


January 23, 2023 - Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC — One of the most innovative colleges in America, NewU University (https://newu.university), has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards® Program. NewU is the first three-year Bachelor’s degree college in the U.S.—empowering families to attend a quality, private, and nonprofit Bachelor’s degree program without breaking the bank. At…

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Bellarmine University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
January 12, 2023

Bellarmine University, which attracts 2,400 undergraduates from 43 states and 26 foreign countries to a campus on the edge of downtown Louisville, has become the 8th Kentucky private college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. Bellarmine graduates have the highest salaries of any Kentucky university, according to Payscale.

Dedicated to affordability, Bellarmine offers “The Public Price Promise”. The University will match the current direct cost at the state “flagship” university for qualified applicants.

With an average class size of 20,…

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Marymount Manhattan College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
December 8, 2022

Marymount Manhattan College, which in November celebrated the launch of the new Judith Mara Carson Center for Visual Arts, has become the 31st private college in New York State to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

The Visual Arts Center, made possible by a $25 million lead gift, is designed to serve as a cross-disciplinary creative hub that brings together the College’s full range of visual arts - from graphic design, illustration, photography and animation to costume design, web design, and book design. Housed on the 8th and 7th floors of Carson Hall, the Center’s…

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LaGrange College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
November 17, 2022

LaGrange College, the oldest private college in Georgia, founded in 1831, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. 12 Georgia colleges are now members.

Located 60 miles southwest of Atlanta, LaGrange is a leader in international education. 68% of LaGrange students opt for a study-abroad experience. The College’s Office of Global Engagement has approved more than 300 “study-away” programs, including sessions in more than 30 countries. The College extends grants of up to $2,000 for travel expenses.

LaGrange’s 750 undergraduates can choose from 27…

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More Colleges Offering Admission to Students Who Never Applied
November 11, 2022

Direct admissions allow colleges to send offers to students based just on GPAs or a few other criteria

By Melissa Korn The Wall Street Journal


Again making the news media rounds, the Wall Street Journal features SAGE Scholars FastTrak program in its most recent profile of College Direct Admissions. Squarely within the charge, SAGE Scholars, Concourse, and Common App receive high praise in Melissa Korn’s most recent article, “More Colleges Offering Admission to Students Who Never…

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Dallas Baptist University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
November 7, 2022

Dallas Baptist University, providing Christ-centered higher education in the arts & sciences since 1898, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

Located atop 368 acres in the rolling hills of Southwest Dallas overlooking Mountain Creek Lake, DBU attracts 3,000 undergraduate students to a centrally-located campus 13 miles from downtown Dallas and 19 from downtown Fort Worth.

DBU fosters a unique community designed to support and challenge others academically and spiritually. Integrating faith and learning, DBU offers 84 undergraduate majors, with business, psychology,…

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Hendrix College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
October 25, 2022

Consistently ranked among the nation’s most innovative liberal arts colleges, Hendrix College has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. Founded in 1876, Hendrix is one of 27 “Colleges That Change Lives”-members that participate in Tuition Rewards.

Known nationally for its Odyssey Program, Hendrix enables engaged students to personalize their educational journey. Students have a choice of 32 majors. Or, they can design their own major. Graduates have created an inter-disciplinary focus in such majors as international journalism; mathematical economics;…

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Direct Admissions Takes Off
October 24, 2022

Colleges for the first time have a real alternative, and so far the new approach is getting strong reviews. But predicting yield is anyone’s guess.

Scott Jaschik October 24, 2022


Once again paving the way in higher education admissions, SAGE Scholars received more recognition for FastTrak—a program designing college admissions by reimagining the relationship between prospective students and member colleges.


In “Direct Admissions Takes Off,” Inside Higher Ed’s

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Juniata College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
October 24, 2022

Juniata College, which offers a unique “4 years or less” graduation guarantee, has become the 56th Pennsylvania private college to join SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards.

Founded in 1876, Juniata attracts 1,300 undergraduates to a 110-acre main campus in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania. A 365-acre environmental studies field station on nearby Raystown Lake provides one of the nation’s most distinctive opportunities in environmental science — as well as boating, fishing, hiking and kayaking opportunities.

The average class size at Juniata is 19 students. A…

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Colleges ‘Apply’ To Students Under New Admissions Program Created By SAGE Scholars
October 6, 2022

PHILADELPHIA-October 6, 2022 – To create a solution to the complex, time-consuming, and sometimes costly admissions process, SAGE Scholars has launched FastTrak®, an innovative program where colleges apply to students.

FastTrak revolutionizes the college admissions process by allowing colleges and universities to seek out high school seniors and offer them a Preliminary Admission decision before the student applies.

“There is an emerging trend in higher education to simplify, streamline and make the college admissions process more time and cost-efficient and less frustrating for…

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Assumption University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards
September 13, 2022

Assumption University, which in 2013 opened a second campus — in Rome, Italy — to offer a distinctive study-abroad experience, has become the 98th Catholic college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program. 32 New England institutions now participate in the SAGE Consortium of private colleges.

Assumption’s Rome campus, within walking distance of St. Peter’s Basilica, is located in a residential neighborhood on the property of the Augustinians of the Assumption, the University’s founding order. Students receive free public transportation to explore Rome,…

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