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 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using 2021 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

Aid is available if you qualify based on academic achievement or financial need.


Institutional Aid is available for all full-time transfer students. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out how much you will receive.


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

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 $20 million in financial assistance to students based on financial need and/or specific characteristics.

Academic Merit Scholarships

Students are automatically considered for merit scholarships when applying. Don’t forget to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you qualify for additional need- based aid.

Have Questions?

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