Sage College of Albany Tuition and Fees

Tuition charges are not refundable. Adjustments for withdrawals and other circumstances can be found under our Tuition Liability Policy. Full-time tuition allows a student to enroll for 12-18 credits in each of the fall or spring semesters. Students enrolled for fewer than 12 credits pay part-time tuition according to the program for which they enroll (Refer to the Russell Sage College, Sage College of Albany or Sage Graduate School catalog for tuition rates and fees.) Summer tuition rates are published each spring prior to course registration. During summer sessions all students pay tuition per credit hour according to the level (undergraduate and graduate) and discipline of the course.

Sage College of Albany (SCA) Tuition Per Credit Per Semester Per Year
Full-time, non-Physical Education majors (12-18 credits) $13,500 $27,000
Part-time (per credit hour) $900
Overload,per credit hour (more than 18 credits) $900
Audited courses (per credit hour) $120
SCA -Physical Education Majors Per Credit Per Semester Per Year
Full-time $13,500 $27,000
Part-time (per credit hour) $900
Overload,per credit hour $900
Sage Undergraduate Summer School Per Credit Per Semester Per Year
Per credit hour (non Nursing & non OT majors) $590
Nursing & OT majors, per credit hour (including summer clinicals) $590
Audited Courses see above SCA

Room Charges

The following room charges are not refundable. Refer to the Adjustments for Tuition, Room and Board section for information regarding adjustments to room charges due to a student's withdrawal from the College or an approved leave of absence.

Albany Campus Per Semester Per Year
Double Occupancy $3,100 $6,200
Single Occupancy $3,560 $7,120
4 BR suite $3,276 $6,552
4 BR suite (double bunked) TBD TBD

Board Charges

Undergraduate resident students must choose one of the following board plans. Non-resident students have the option of choosing a board plan. Non-resident students have the option of choosing a board plan. The following board charges are not refundable. Refer to the Adjustments for Tuition, Room and Board section for information regarding adjustments to board charges due to a student's withdrawal from the College or an approved leave of absence.

Boarding Meal Plans - Albany Per Semester Per Year
19 meal plan ($100 Bns + $100 OCS) $2,815 $5,630
12 meal plan ($250 +  $100 OCS) $2,815 $5,630
Block 150 plan ($700 + $100 OCS) $2,815 $5,630
Suite 75 Plan  ($200 + $100 OCS) $1,100 $2,200

Declining Balance Meal Plans

The declining balance meal plans are designed to meet the dining needs of students living off campus. Established as a way to provide tax-free purchases on meals, the meal plans provide a 5% discount on all purchases and, depending on the meal plan chosen, may include bonus money.

Declining balance meal plans can be used to make purchases at any Sage Dining operation on the Troy or Albany campus. Declining balance meal plans are maintained on a student's Sage ID card and work similar to a debit card. Only the person pictured on the ID card can use the funds on that card. If an ID card is reported lost and funds remain on the card, the funds can be transferred to a replacement ID card. With a commuter meal plan, students only pay for the meals they purchase, and balances can be used to purchase meals for guests.

Meal plans cannot be changed after the first week of classes, at which time all contracts become final and are non-refundable. Additions of $25 or more can be added at Dining Services throughout the semester and can be paid for in cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard. Additional deposits to a commuter meal plan are also eligible for the 5% discount and tax-free status.

Students enrolled in a declining balance meal plan for the fall semester will automatically be enrolled and billed for the same plan for the spring semester. If a student chooses not to participate in the spring or would like to change the amount of their meal plan for the spring semester, written notification to the Office of Residence Life must be received prior to the start of spring classes.

Balances remaining at the end of the fall semester will be added to the spring semester starting balance. However, balances remaining at the end of the spring semester may not be used to make bulk purchases. These balances are non-refundable in accordance with NYS tax regulations, and do not carry over to any future semester.

Declining balance meal plans may be purchased by contacting the Office of Residence Life at (518) 292-7711. For more information about both boarding and declining balance meal plans, please refer to the Sage College of Albany Dining Services web page.

Semester, Program, Activity and Other Fees

Semester Based Fees Per Semester Per Year
The following fees are not refundable or subject to adjustment after the first day of classes. These fees are charged accordingly and in addition to the previously stated tuition, room and board charges.
Comprehensive Fee (full-time students) $600 per Semester
Program Based Fees
Applied Art Fee (per credit) $25
Activity Based and Other Fees
The following fees are not refundable or subject to adjustment.
Orientation Fee $250
Credit for Prior Learning (assessment fee) $150
Credit for Prior Learning (per credit fee up to a maximum of $1000 for 10 or more credits $100
Application Fee $30
Late Payment Fee $50
Transcript Requests $5
Placement Service File $5
Diploma $50
Vehicle Registration (before 12/31) $40
Vehicle Registration (between 1/1 and 4/30) $25
Vehicle Registration (after 5/1) $15
Returned Check Fee $25