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 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using 2020 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 $64,000 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 $16,500 to $18,500 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

State and Federal 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 $16,000 to $22,000 a year, are awarded to each student. Students are automatically considered for merit scholarships when applying.

Have Questions?

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