We’re ready when you are:

The changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) this year have delayed the timeline for when colleges and universities send out full financial aid award packages (aside from your merit aid, which was included in your acceptance letter). To give you the time you need to review everything, we’re extending our deposit deadline – which is traditionally May 1 – to June 1.

  1. Visit sage.edu/deposit and log in using your new sage credentials (you received this information in an email shortly after your acceptance letter was sent; reach out to [email protected] if you have trouble locating it). 
  2. Continue to the payment center to read and accept the electronic consent agreement.
  3. Select your preferred Refund Delivery Method (direct deposit or check). 
  4. Lastly, click Deposit. Choose a term, payment option, and payment method.

We know, this is the boring part but totally necessary! If you haven’t done so already submit your 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using 2022 income information to apply for federal financial aid like work-study, grants, and loans. Make sure to use the Russell Sage College Federal School Code 002810.

It is important to visit campus as an accepted student (even if you have already done so prior to your acceptance). This year we are hosting two Accepted Student Days – Saturday, February 24 and Saturday, April 20. Find the full list of accepted student events and registration details at sage.edu/visit.

Make sure you’ve submitted official transcripts from any college of university you previously attended. This will notify our Registrar office so they can evaluate your transcripts and let you know what credits transfer to Sage ( and you’ll know how long it will take to finish your degree)! Reach out to our dedicated transfer counselor, Ray Rodriguez with questions.

Contact Ray: [email protected]

Accepted Students on Campus

Accepted Student Days

Fill out your FAFSA by March 1

The earlier you fill the FAFSA out, the sooner you will get your award. We encourage all students to fill out the FAFSA asap.

May 1 National College Decision Day 

Make sure you wear your Sage gear on May 1 and snap a photo!

June 1
Deposit deadline