Payment can be made in person at the Office of Student Accounts on either campus or online through the Student Account Payment Center that is accessed through Self Service. We also accept checks and money order through the US mail.

  • Parents & guardians: students may authorize parents and guardians to receive the same emailed statement of accounts that they receive. Students will need to go into the Student Account Payment Center and set you up as an authorized user.

Payment Options

Electronic Check

There is no fee assessed when you pay using an electronic check. You or your authorized users can authorize Sage to deduct the funds directly from a checking account for a specific amount. To authorize your payment Sage will need the following information:

  • your account routing number
  • your account number (checking or savings)

Credit Card

Russell Sage College accepts payments via VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover through our online Student Account Center. For your security, Sage does not accept credit card information via phone, fax, or mail.

Sage has contracted with TouchNet® PayPath, a third party company that processes credit and debit card payments. This allows students to pay tuition, fees, fines, and other student account charges online, with a credit or debit card.

Students (and authorized users) who use a credit or debit card to pay tuition, fees, fines, and other student account expenses will be charged a 2.85 percent processing fee by TouchNet® PayPath.

Avoid paying the processing fee by:

  • paying online with an electronic check (ACH) by providing your bank routing and account
  • paying in person by cash, check, or money order at the Student Accounts office
  • mailing a check or money order to:

Russell Sage College
Office of Student Accounts
65 1st Street
Troy, NY 12180

Payment Plan

Sage offers a payment plan for the fall and spring semesters. The payment plan allows for students and families to spread the cost of attendance over time concurrent with the period of enrollment. The payment plan is not credit based.

The cost to enroll in the payment plan per term is $45.00 (fee). Note: if the tuition payment due date has passed, students will be required to pay plan fee and submit first payment of the payment plan. Students and authorized users can set up a monthly payment plan through the Student Account Payment Center that can be accessed through Self Service.  Features of the payment plan include:

  • immediate payments to your Student Account
  • automated payment reminders and confirmations
  • dedicated phone support for you and your authorized users

You and your authorized users have anytime, anywhere account access to your payment plan, including real-time balance information. When payments are received — online, in person, or by mail, your account balance reflects that change in real time.

Questions? Contact Student Accounts!

Albany Campus

Administration Building
[email protected]

Troy Campus

Cowee Hall
[email protected]