The Sage Health Alliance Agreement is designed to assist not-for-profit 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 agency. Sage supports the efforts of health systems to attract and retain highly-qualified health service professionals. If your employer is a partner with Sage, The Sage Colleges will discount your tuition by 20%.

  • The Health Alliance discount applies only to School of Professional and Continuing Education students and the Sage Graduate Schools students.
  • The Health Alliance discount does not apply to Sage Online.
  • The discount will not be applied to undergraduate students at The Sage College of Albany or Russell Sage College.
  • Doctoral Students are not eligible for the Health Alliance program.

In order to qualify for the Health Alliance discount and deferment a student must:

  • Be a matriculated student in an approved program.
  • Complete the Health Alliance Agreement Form and submit it to The Office of Student Services 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 Health Alliance are still required to pay enrollment and/or registration deposits in accordance to college policy.
  • The Health Alliance Agreement Form needs to be completed for each semester the student enrolls.
  • Once the Health Alliance 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 Health Alliance 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 a $50.00 late fee will be applied.  Future discounts and deferments will not be honored.
  • Questions regarding Sage Health Alliance can be directed to The Office of Student Services 518-244-2201 (Troy) or 518-292-1781 (Albany).

Programs Eligible for Health Alliance

Select programs through the School of Professional and Continuing Education or Sage Graduate School are eligible for Health Alliance benefits. Russell Sage, Sage College of Albany and Sage Online programs and classes are not eligible.

Approved School of Professional and Continuing Education Programs

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

  • Accounting
  • BS Business Administration
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Crime and Justice Policy
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Psychology

Certificate Program

  • Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical
  • Post Baccalaureate Nutrition Program

Approved Sage Graduate Schools Programs

Graduate Degrees

  • MA Community Psychology
  • MA Counseling & Community Psychology
  • Master of Business Administration
  • MS Health Services Administration
  • MS Forensic Mental Health
  • MS in Nursing
  • MS Organization Management
  • MS Nutrition

Graduate Certificates

  • Forensic Mental Health
  • Gerontology

Post Master’s Certificates for Nurses

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Administration
  • Psychiatric – Mental Health
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Educator
  • Psychiatric – Mental Health NP

Active Health Alliance Member Organizations