Sage Graduate Schools Tuition and Fees

Tuition charges are not refundable. Adjustments for withdrawals and other circumstances can be found in the Adjustments for Tuition, Room and Board Charges section. All students enrolled in Sage Graduate Schools pay tuition per credit hour according to the program for which they enroll (refer to the appropriate catalog for tuition rate and fees for Sage College of Albany, Russell Sage College, or Sage Graduate Schools). 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.

Tuition Per Credit Hour
All Esteves School of Education Masters Programs $620
All School of Management Masters Programs $680
All School of Health Sciences Masters Programs $680
All On-campus Doctoral Programs $790
All Off-campus Doctoral Programs $1,000*
Occupational Therapy Masters Program $790
All Certificate Programs $620
Practice Teaching, per credit hour $620
All non-matriculated students $680
Audited courses,per credit hour
Dietetic Internship
Distance Track Dietetic Internship  
$170
$640
$470

* $850 per credit hour for CSA members

Room Charges

Please refer to Graduate Housing Options on the Student Life page for information regarding on-campus housing for graduate students.

Board Charges

Graduate students have the option of choosing a board plan.

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.

Declining Balance Meal Plans

The Sage 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 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, funds on the card 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 by cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard. Any additional deposits to a commuter meal plan are also eligible for the 5% discount and tax free status.

Students enrolled in a commuter 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. 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 they do not carry over to any future semester.

Declining balance meal plans may be purchased by contacting the Office of Residence Life at 518-244-2009. For more information about boarding and declining balance meal plans, please refer to The Sage Colleges Dining Services web page

Semester, Program, Activity and Other Fees

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.

Program Based Fees
ABA Practicum Fee $900
Student Teacher Placement Fee (per course section) $250
RWL Fee $25
The following fees are not refundable or subject to adjustment.
Activity Based Fees
Application Fee $40
Late Payment Fee $50
Transcript Request $5
Placement Service File $5
Diploma $50
Vehicle Registration (before 12/31) $50
Vehicle Registration (after 1/1 and before 5/31) $30
Vehicle Registration (after 6/1) $15
Returned Check Fee $25
Enrollment and Room Deposits
All Sage Graduate Schools new students $50