Our Commitment

At Sage, we are committed to making a first-rate private college education affordable.

We prepare students for great careers. And we know that life after graduation is easier with less debt.

Each accepted first-year undergraduate student is guaranteed $64,000 in scholarship.

This scholarship covers four consecutive years ($16,000 per year) of undergraduate full-time study in good academic standing.

That’s right. There’s no income barrier or confusing restrictions.

You’ll learn, prepare and graduate from Sage with less debt. Then take that step forward to a career on better financial footing.

Making College Affordable

As an accepted Sage first-year student, you’re guaranteed $64,000 — but you may be eligible to receive additional aid based on academic achievement or financial need.

Merit Scholarships
Russell Sage awards merit scholarships based on the student’s admission application; no additional application is required.  We put together the most generous package of aid we can and develop a personalized financial aid and scholarship offer for you.  Some of that aid will be funded by endowed scholarships created by our alumni and donors who realize the value of a Russell Sage education and want to make it accessible to as many students as possible. 

Institutional Grants
Russell Sage College offers a variety of grant programs based on financial need and other factors. Filing a 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in applying for Russell Sage College grant aid. 

Endowed Scholarships
Russell Sage College is fortunate to have generous donors that provide endowed scholarship funds that we award each year to our students. Students are evaluated by the financial aid office to determine eligibility based on each scholarships’ specific criteria. No additional applications are required!

State and Federal Aid

We encourage you to work with one of our financial aid administrators to fully explore your options.

All students who meet eligibility requirements can receive some type of financial aid regardless of income. We encourage all students to file the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition, if you are a New York State resident, you should file your NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application as well. Students from other states should work with their school counselors to see if state aid is available if you attend an out-of-state institution. LEARN MORE