The Cost of Attendance (COA) is a budget used in calculating your eligibility for financial aid. It consists of direct costs (billed to your student account) and indirect costs. The cost of attendance is not the price of the college but rather the cost of tuition, fees, room, board and other allowable expenses that you may incur while attending The Sage Colleges.

What items make up a COA?

  • The Cost Of Attendance consists of:
  • Tuition and Fees
  • Room and Board
  • Books and Supplies
  • Transportation
  • Personal/Maintenance
  • Loan Fees
  • Other Expenses

Below is an estimated cost of attendance budget for an Undergraduate student attending RSC or SCA full time and living on campus (in Sage housing) for the 2018-19 academic year.

Cost Non-Nursing Students Year
Tuition and Fees $30,857
Room and Board $12,618
Books and Supplies $1,200
Transportation $600
Personal/ Maintenance $1,250
Loan Fees $75

The COA budget consists of direct costs including tuition, fees, room, and board. These costs are billed to the student’s account semester by semester and are subject to change. Also included in the COA budget are indirect costs which consist of books and supplies, transportation, personal, maintenance, and other expenses. Adding indirect costs into the COA allows the institution to maximize a student’s eligibility for need based institutional, federal, and state aid programs.** NOTE:  Students are billed for Direct Costs but are NOT billed for indirect cost **

An example of a full time undergraduate student’s direct costs (what could be billed to your student account) for the 2018-19 year:

Direct Cost Semester Year
Undergraduate Full Time Tuition $14,678 $29,357
Room (based on double room rate)* $3,215 $6,430
Meal Plan (based on avg.) $3,094 $6,188
Comprehensive Fee $750 $1,500
Health Insurance** $2,837
New Student Orientation*** $250

*Room and meal plan charges are estimated
**Health Insurance is charged in the first semester of each academic year and can be waived; fee estimate based 2017-18 rates
***Orientation Fees are charged to all incoming full time students regardless of attending orientation events

Cost of Attendance for the 2019-20 year are as follows:

Cost Year
Tuition and Fees* $31,883
Room and Board* $12,835
Books and Supplies  $1,200
Transportation $1,000
Personal/ Maintenance $1,600
Loan Fees $75