Approved Certificate Programs
For Federal Financial Aid
In order for a certificate program to qualify for federal financial aid, the Department of Education requires that the program be at least 1 academic year (minimum of 24 credits and 30 weeks) in duration and leads to a certificate, degree, or other recognized credential and prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The following certificate programs are approved and eligible for financial aid should a student choose to apply. All other certificate programs offered at The Sage Colleges are not eligible at this time.
- Certificate in Legal Studies
- Certificate in Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nutrition
- Certificate in Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Studies
- Certificate in Post-Masters Nursing Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Certificate in Post-Masters Nursing Adult Nurse Practitioner
- Certificate in Post-Masters Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner
- Certificate in Post-Masters Nursing Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
- Certificate in Post-Masters Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Certificate in Post-Masters Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Certificate in Dietetic Internship
- Certificate in Dietetic Internship (Online)
New regulations implemented by the United States Department of Education require public and non-profit institutions that participate in federal financial aid programs to report certain information about their non-degree educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation.
The new regulation pertains to our students enrolled in our certificate programs that qualify for federal financial aid.
The information presented here on total program costs, median loan debt, job placement rates and other consumer information is intended to help our certificate students make informed choices about the educational programs they pursue.
For further information please contact The Office of Financial Aid at 518-244-4525 or 518-292-1783.
|Type of Certificate||Occupation Link to O*Net||Program Costs Est. Based on 2011 Tuition Rates||Currently Enrolled||No. of Students Most Recently Completed||Job Placement Rates
|Median Loan Debt Incurred Title IV/Private|
|Undergraduate Legal Studies 28 Credit Hrs.||23-2011.00||$16,520.00 Tuition||1||1||0/-||FED$25,000.00 Private=$0|
|Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Studies 33 Credit Hrs.||31-9092.00||$19,470.00 Tuition Est.||20||8||0/-||FED$12,684 Private=$8,338|
|Post-Masters Nursing Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 27 Credit Hrs.||29-1199.03||$16,740.00 Tuition||11||0||2/2||FED$17,565 Private=$0|
|Post-Masters Nursing Adult Care Nurse Practitioner 27 Credit Hrs.||29-1199.03||$16,740.00 Tuition||1||0||TBA||FED$0 Private=$0|
|Post-Masters Nursing Family Care Nurse Practitioner 33 Credit Hrs.||29-1199.03||$20,460.00 Tuition||4||2||0/-||FED$19,446 Private=$1,416.00|
|Post-Masters Nursing Gerontological Care Nurse Practitioner 27 Credit Hrs.||29-1199.03||$16,470.00 Tuition||1||0||0/-||FED$61,500 Private=$0|
|Post-Masters Nursing Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner 28 Credit Hrs.||29-1111.02||$17,360.00 Tuition||8||2||TBA||FED$0 Private=$0|
|Post-Masters Nursing Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Practitioner||29-1111.02||$16,740.00 Tuition||0||0||TBA||FED $0 Private=$0|