The Businesses for 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 with Sage, The Sage Colleges will discount your tuition by 20%.

  • The Businesses for a Better Sage discount applies only to School of Professional and Continuing Education students and The Sage Graduate School students.
  • The Businesses for a Better Sage 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 Businesses for a Better Sage program.

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 Businesses for a Better Sage 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 Businesses for 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 Services 518-244-2201 (Troy) or 518-292-1781 (Albany).

Programs Eligible for Businesses for a Better Sage

Select programs through the School of Professional and Continuing Education or Sage Graduate School are eligible for Businesses for a Better Sage benefits. Russell Sage, Sage College of Albany and Sage Online programs and non-matriculated classes are not eligible.

Approved School of Professional and Continuing Education programs:

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

Approved Sage Graduate Schools programs:

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

Active Businesses for a Better Sage Member Organizations