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  • The Businesses for a Better Sage Agreement is designed to assist organizations with employee recruitment, retention, and ongoing professional resources and training. Sage is a partner in making the best use of tuition assistance funds provided by your company. Sage supports the efforts of businesses to attract and retain highly-qualified professionals. If your employer is a partner, Sage will discount your tuition by 10%.

    • The Businesses for a Better Sage discount applies only to Evening, Weekend and Online and graduate students — undergraduate and doctoral students are not eligible.

    In order to qualify for the Businesses for a Better Sage discount and deferment a student must:

    • Be a matriculated student in an approved program (see below).
    • Complete the Businesses for a Better Sage Agreement form and submit it to The Office of Student Accounts prior to the end of the add/drop period of the semester in which they want to utilize the discount and deferment.
    • Students utilizing the Businesses for a Better Sage discount are still required to pay enrollment and/or registration deposits in accordance to college policy.
    • The Businesses for a Better Sage Agreement form needs to be completed for each semester the student enrolls.
    • Once the Businesses for a Better Sage Agreement form is on file, the student account is coded so that there are no late fees assessed on the student’s account.
    • Students will receive monthly email notifications that their statement of account is available.
    • The Businesses for a Better Sage Agreement form allows the student to defer payment of their outstanding charges until four weeks after the end of the semester in which the student was enrolled.
    • Students are responsible to make sure their account is paid within the allowed deferment period.
    • If the balance is not paid in full after the four week deferment period, a Student Services hold will be placed on the student account and future discounts and deferments will not be honored.
    • Questions regarding Businesses for a Better Sage can be directed to The Office of Student Accounts 518-244-2205 (Troy) or 518-292-1788 (Albany).

    Programs Eligible for Businesses for a Better Sage

    Select programs  are eligible for Businesses for a Better Sage benefits.

    Approved Evening, Weekend and Online programs:

    • Accounting
    • B.S. Business Administration
    • Psychology

    Approved Graduate programs:

    • M.A. Community Psychology
    • M.A. Counseling & Community Psychology
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • M.S. Health Services Administration
    • M.S. Forensic Mental Health
    • M.S. Organization Management

    Active Businesses for a Better Sage Member Organizations