2016-2017 Room and Board Costs

Room

These rates apply to all halls and houses on both campuses:

Double or Triple Room…….$3,215 per semester
Single or College Suites….$3,635 per semester

Board

These rates apply to both campuses:

19 Plan…………………….$2,989 per semester
12 Plan…………………….$2,989 per semester
Block 150 Plan……………$2,989 per semester
Senior Plan (5 plan)…..$1,888 per semester (RSC Senior class only)

Add on packages are available for $100 each per semester:

$105 Additional Declining Balance (DCB)
3 Gift Packages per Semester
“Stash your Pad” Food & Beverage Stock


In addition to any of the resident meal plan options listed above, commuters can also choose from:

Suite 75… $1,167/semester
525 DCB… $500/semester
205 DCB… $200/semester
75 DCB… $75/semester


Sage Graduate Students (SGS) are not required to have a meal plan- even if living on campus. 


Important Information About Meal Plans:

  • Students enrolled in a Board Meal Plan (19, 12, Block 150, Senior 5 and Suite 75) in the Fall semester will automatically be enrolled in the same plan for the Spring Semester
  • All Meal Plan Contracts become final, and cannot be changed, after the first Friday of classes each semester
  • The Undergraduate Residence Halls are non-cooking facilities

Meal Swipes:

  • Cannot be used to purchase meals for guests
  • Are non-transferable under NYS Tax Regulations
  • Can only be used by the meal plan’s owners
  • Cannot add additional swipes onto a meal plan
  • Can use one per each meal period each day (breakfast-lunch-dinner)
    * EXCEPTION = Block 150 and Suite 75, which can be used any time (until semester total is reached)
  • Unused meals swipes DO NOT carry over week to week, and reset every Friday morning before Breakfast
    * EXCEPTION = Block 150 and Suite 75, which can be used any time (until semester total is reached)
  • Unused meals swipes remaining at the end of the Fall Semester DO NOT carry over to Spring Semester
    * Unused swipes are forfeited at Winter Break
    * Balances are non-refundable
  • Unused meal swipes remaining at the end of the Spring Semester DO NOT carry over to the Fall Semester
    * Unused swipes are forfeited at Commencement
    * Balances are non-refundable

Community Dollars:

  • Can be used to purchase meals for guests
  • Purchases are subject to sales tax
  • Can only be used by the meal plan’s owners
  • Additional deposits of $25 or more can be added at anytime
  • Can be spent at any local establishment that accepts them (such as The Campus Book Store), and to make à la carte purchases in any of the dining venues on campus
  • Unused balances remaining at the end of the Fall Semester CARRY OVER to Spring Semester AS LONG AS the patron is currently enrolled in an active Board Meal Plan AND at The Sage Colleges in the Spring Semester
    * Balances are forfeited if the patron is no longer enrolled at The Sage Colleges
    * Balances are forfeited if the patron cancels their meal plan
    * Balances are forfeited if the patron changes their meal plan with Community Dollars to a meal
    plan without Community Dollars (525 DCB, 205 DCB, 75 DCB)
    * Balances are non-refundable
  • Unused balances remaining at the end of the Spring Semester CARRY OVER to the Fall Semester AS LONG AS the patron is enrolled in an active Board Meal Plan AND at The Sage Colleges in the Fall Semester
    * Balances are forfeited if the patron is no longer enrolled at The Sage Colleges
    * Balances are forfeited if the patron cancels their meal plan
    * Balances are forfeited if the patron changes their meal plan with Community Dollars to a meal
    plan without Community Dollars (525 DCB, 205 DCB, 75 DCB)
    * Balances are non-refundable

Declining Balance Bonus Dining Dollars:

  • Can be used to purchase meals for guests
  • Are non-transferable under NYS Tax Regulations
  • Can only be used by the meal plan’s owners
  • Additional deposits of $25 or more can be added at any time
  • Can be used at any time during the day that the dining venues are open
  • Unused balances remaining at the end of the  Fall Semester do CARRY OVER to the Spring Semester AS LONG AS the patron is currently enrolled in an active Board Meal Plan AND at The Sage Colleges in the Spring Semester
    * Balances are forfeited if the patron is no longer enrolled at The Sage Colleges
    * Balances are forfeited if the patron cancels their meal plan
    * Balances are forfeited if the patron changes their meal plan to a meal plan with only  Declining
    Balance Bonus Dining Dollars (525 DCB, 205 DCB, 75 DCB)
    * Balances are non-refundable
  • Unused balances remaining at the end of the Spring Semester DO NOT carry over to the Fall Semester
    * Balances are forfeited at Commencement
    * Balances are non-refundable

Room Assignment Information for New Students

At Sage, life in the residence halls is enriching. You’ll make new friends, share ideas, and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of social and educational programs. You and your future roommate will be matched according to answers you provide on the Housing Preference Form. You will receive the name and Sage email address of your roommate in late summer so that you may contact her/them if you wish. Roommate requests can often be met if all students involved are in agreement.

Most new students live in double rooms. For more information on this, or for special circumstance requests, please contact the Residence Life staff at (518) 244-2008.


Room Selection for Returning Students

Room Selection is held in April. Announcements with detailed information explaining the lottery process, how room selection works, eligibility factors to select a room, and a list of important dates and times, are sent via email, posted on Sage Portal and hung on posters throughout the Russell Sage campus.

All students wishing to participate in Room Selection must first make sure their college account is up to date. The College has made every attempt to make Room Selection as simple and stress free as possible. The current Room Selection system was designed after careful consultation and input from student groups. The system was established to provide all students equal opportunity based on class year.