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.

Russell Sage College offers highly competitive financial aid packages providing more than 20 million dollars in institutional aid to our undergraduate students. These institutional grants and scholarships will be awarded for four consecutive years of undergraduate full-time study as long as you maintain good academic standing.

That’s right. There’s no income barrier or confusing restrictions. All you need to do is complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out how much you will receive.

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

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 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 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