University of Indianapolis Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards® College Enrollment Consortium

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The University of Indianapolis has joined Tuition Rewards®, a unique program sponsored by SAGE Scholars. Families earn rewards points that can be used to reduce tuition costs at a nationwide consortium of more than 340 participating private colleges and universities in 45 states.

The University of Indianapolis, seeking to inspire excellence with a personal approach to education and a commitment to academic quality, has become the 19th Indiana private college to join the SAGE Tuition Rewards® Enrollment Consortium.

The SAGE program encourages families to save for college. Financial organizations (529 Plans, banks, credit unions, employers, insurance firms, mutual funds, etc.) use Tuition Rewards as a value-added benefit, enabling clients and employees to earn rewards points that students can redeem for guaranteed minimum scholarships – tuition discounts – at member colleges. Participation in Tuition Rewards is free to colleges and to families.

A private, residential, comprehensive university founded in 1902, UIndy welcomes students from around the world. Every year, more than 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from the University’s commitment to outstanding academic programs offered in more than 80 undergraduate majors, 27 masters, and 5 doctoral degree programs.

Outstanding faculty inspire students in small class sizes that allow individual attention. Students are encouraged to apply their knowledge to real-world situations through internships, active learning in the classroom and community service.

The most popular programs in UIndy's undergraduate division include pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, business, communication, nursing, education, pre-medical studies, psychology and music. Extra-curricular activities are organized through the numerous social, common-interest clubs. The university competes in 23 NCAA Division II sports.

Welcoming to students of all faiths, the University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. 43 Methodist-affiliated colleges now participate in Tuition Rewards.

SAGE strongly promotes its 340+ member colleges to participating students. SAGE's high school class of 2015 submitted Tuition Rewards® points valued at $45.1 million to consortium colleges (25% increase). Drexel University (248 rewards statements, correlated with applications) was the most popular college. Regional leaders included DePaul University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Dayton, University of San Diego, University of Tampa and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Valparaiso University was the most popular member college in Indiana, followed by Butler University, University of Evansville and Saint Joseph's College. Rewards points are similar to frequent flyer miles and are submitted at time of application. (1 point = $1.00)

SAGE member colleges benefit by free marketing access to participating students (once they reach 9th grade). Colleges find the demographics attractive – families who have expressed interest in private higher education. Students typically are well-qualified academically and financially. Colleges absorb the scholarships, which are capped at one full year’s tuition (spread evenly over four years) and can be included with other aid, as a marketing cost to effectively reach out to a wider audience than an individual college could on its own.

"SAGE Scholars has proven to be an effective way to promote the affordability of private colleges,” declared Dr. Allen P. Splete, former President of the Council of Independent Colleges and a member of the SAGE Board of Directors and its Advisory Council.

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