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  • Financing Your Education

    Russell Sage College takes the guesswork out of affording your college education. We’re here to support you and can even offer one-on-one financial aid counseling sessions focused on your specific needs. Every student who meets eligibility requirements can receive some type of financial aid, regardless of income.

    Beginning October 1, submit your 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using 2019 income information to apply for federal financial aid like work-study, grants, and loans. Use the Russell Sage College Federal School Code 002810 and sign it using your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID.

    Applying for Financial Aid

    First-Year Undergraduate

    As an accepted first-time, full-time freshman, you’re guaranteed $60,000 in scholarships over four years. And you may be eligible to receive additional aid based on academic achievement or financial need.


    All full-time transfer students receive scholarships of $16,000 to $18,000 annually for up to three years. Additional aid is available if you qualify based on academic achievement or financial need.


    Russell Sage College believes graduate students deserve an affordable education too. Talk to an advisor about graduate assistantships, special billing agreements with your company or organization and other financial resources.


    of Financial Aid Applicants Receive an Award


    Guaranteed Scholarship for First-Time Freshmen


    Annual Transfer Scholarship

    Sources of Financial Aid

    Federal and State Aid

    To maximize your financial aid, the first step is filing the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. If you are a New York state resident, you should also file a NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application.

    Institutional Aid

    Each year, Russell Sage College awards more than $19 million in financial assistance to students based on financial need and/or specific characteristics.

    Academic Merit Scholarships

    Merit scholarships, ranging from $15,000 to $21,000 a year, are awarded to each student. Students are automatically considered for merit scholarships when applying.

    Have Questions?

    Check out our FAQs or get in touch to speak with an advisor.