Sage Announces No Undergraduate Tuition Increase for Second Year in a Row

March 8, 2011 at 9:55 am

The Sage Colleges Board of Trustees, at their most recent meeting, approved a zero percent increase in undergraduate tuition for next academic year beginning Fall 2011.

This is the second year in a row that Sage has kept undergraduate tuition flat, and the third year of its enhanced financial aid program, called Sage Sense.

"Sage is mindful of families’ concerns about affording college in this economy, and remains committed to making a quality private college education affordable," said Sage's president Susan Scrimshaw, Ph.D. "Through disciplined price management and a generous approach to financial aid, we believe we are doing that."

This move holds full-time undergraduate tuition at $27,000 for students at the coeducational Sage College of Albany and Russell Sage College for women in Troy, both of which are seeing significant enrollment growth. Applications are up 69 percent over last year and 84 percent in the past two years.

“There is no doubt that the “one-two punch” of price control and a personal approach to financial aid program have contributed to the growth,” said Dan Lundquist, vice president for marketing and enrollment management. “We continue to dispel the myth that an excellent private college education is out of reach for many. Not only is Sage affordable, it provides value that large institutions cannot: small classes and professors who know you individually, valuable networking, and leadership opportunities for virtually all Sage students.”

More than 90 percent of Sage students receive some type of financial aid.

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