Tuition Liability Policy

*The following policies do not apply to SAGE Online*

A student who notifies the college of his or her withdrawal or leave of absence in writing and in accordance with the college's withdrawal policy is eligible for an adjustment to tuition, room, and board charges in accordance with the following schedules. Non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal from a class or the college.

Any student receiving Federal (Title IV) financial aid may be required to return a portion of their aid to the granting agency if they separate from The Sage Colleges prior to the end of a semester. Any adjustment for tuition, room, or board charges may be less than the amount of aid that must be returned and may create a liability to the college that must be paid by the student.

The date of official academic withdrawal as recorded by the Registrar's Office is the basis of all adjustments for tuition, room, and board charged. It is important that the student adhere to the following processes to ensure that the correct adjustment is applied to their account. 

To withdraw from a class

To withdraw from a class, the student must complete the necessary forms and submit them to the Office of Student Services (to access the forms online, click here).

To withdraw from the college or request a leave of absence

All resident and non-resident undergraduate RSC and SCA students must complete the necessary forms and submit them to Student Life. Students required to withdraw from the college for disciplinary reasons are not entitled to any adjustment to tuition or room charges.

Sage Graduate School students must notify the Dean of their graduate school. Resident students must notify the office of Residence Life. 

All students must officially drop their classes at The Office of Student Services.

Tuition Adjustment Schedule for Classes that Meet Regularly Throughout a Semester

Withdrawal Date Adjustment

Prior to the start of the second week of classes 100%
Prior to the start of the third week of classes 75%
Prior to the start of the fourth week of classes 50%
Prior to the start of the fifth week of classes 35%
Prior to the start of the sixth week of classes 25%
After the start of the sixth week of classes 0%
No adjustments will be made after the start of the sixth week of classes.

Tuition Adjustment Schedule for All Other Classes, including summer session classes or those that do not meet regularly throughout a semester

Withdrawal Date Adjustment

Prior to the start of the fourth class hour 100%
Prior to the start of the seventh class hour 75%
Prior to the start of the 10th class hour 50%
Prior to the start of the 13th class hour 35%
Prior to the start of the 16th class hour 25%
After the start of the 16th class hour 0%
No adjustments will be made after the start of the 16th class hour.

Room Adjustment Schedule

Withdrawal Date Adjustment

Prior to the start of the second week of classes 100%  (less $200 contract breakage fee)
After the start of the second week of classes 0%
No adjustments will be made after the start of the second week of classes

Board Adjustment Schedule 

Withdrawal Date Adjustment

Prior to the first day of classes 100%
Prior to the start of the second week of classes 85%
Prior to the start of the third week of classes 80%
Prior to the start of the fourth week of classes 70%
Prior to the start of the fifth week of classes 65%
Prior to the start of the sixth week of classes 60%
Prior to the start of the seventh week of classes 50%
Prior to the start of the eighth week of classes 45%
Prior to the start of the ninth week of classes 40%
Prior to the start of the 10th week of classes 30%
Prior to the start of the 11th week of classes 25%
Prior to the start of the 12th week of classes 20%
Prior to the start of the 13th week of classes 10%
After the start of the 13th week of classes 0%
No adjustments will be made after the start of the 13th week of classes.