Look beyond price. Investigate true cost. Choose value.

Concerns about college affordability have never been more pronounced. Families from across the economic spectrum are more worried about how to help their children attain a college experience.

At Russell Sage College, we are committed to supporting sustained affordability. Financial aid is our partnership investment with families in student access and success.

Explore Financial Aid

At Russell Sage College, 99% of students receive financial aid. 

A family’s resources—not any college’s sticker price—determine what that family can reasonably be expected to contribute for a child’s college education. The majority of financial aid is awarded according to “need,” which is based on a family’s financial resources.


We encourage every family to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which estimates how much your family can afford and determines need.

Understand Value

Receiving a financial aid offer letter can be overwhelming.

We encourage you to compare your financial aid award offers. Sage’s Financial Aid staff is available to walk you through your offer letter and answer any questions you may have.

Settle for Nothing Less

Ask questions. You’ll be glad you did.

A college education is an investment in your future. The right college program—not just the right price—is what will make a difference in the long run. Start by finding colleges that are the right match and then investigate the bottom-line affordability.


Russell Sage College is a NCAA Division III member school. As such, student athletes at Sage receive no additional consideration for aid based on athletic ability.

The most important things are worth finding a way to do.

Russell Sage College is prepared to help you.

The Offices of Enrollment and Financial Aid make every attempt to award students the maximum aid for which they are eligible, based on financial aid policies and available resources.


If there have been changes in your family’s financial situation or if there are any other special circumstances which we should take into consideration, we suggest you file an appeal.

To bring your appeal to the attention of the Appeals Committee, submit a New Student Financial Aid Appeal form along with any documentation that supports your appeal by email to: [email protected] with subject “New Student FA Appeal”.


The Committee responds to appeals within a reasonable period of time, generally within two weeks of receipt unless substantial documentation is required.