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Tuition and Fees


Tuition and Fees

The deposits, tuition, room, board and fees noted in the following sections are in effect for the 2011-2012 academic year and are subject to change without prior notice by The Sage Colleges’ Board of Trustees. All policy statements and other information detailed in the following sections reflect information current at the time of this publication.

Student Accounts

               The Sage Colleges billing system is online and available 24/7. Students can utilize the online system to view current statements of account, make a payment online, view recent activity, and see previous statements. It is important to note that the college no longer mails paper statements.

                                                Students will receive email notifications on a monthly basis to their MySage account when their statements have been published. Students are able to create authorized users so that parents/guardians/spouses or employers can view their tuition bills and make payments online.

                                                Access is easy. Students will log into SageAdvisor, using their Sage Net log in and Password and click on the Student Menu.

Payments

All payments for tuition, room, board and fees are due in full by the following dates. Students who register beyond these payment deadlines are expected to pay in full at the time of registration or enroll in the payment plan detailed below.

Semester Payment Due Date
Summer Session I 2011 May 16, 2011
Summer Session II 2011 June 10, 2011
Summer Session III 2011 June 10, 2011
Fall 2011 August 5, 2011
Spring 2012 December 16, 2011

Payments can be made at the Office of Student Services on either campus or online through SageAdvisor using the following payment options:

Electronic Check

There is no fee assessed when you pay using an electronic check. You or your parent can authorize the College to deduct the funds directly from a checking account for a specific amount. To authorize your payment, Sage will need the following information

 
  • Your account routing number
  • Your account number (checking or savings)

Credit Card

The College accepts payment via VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. There is no fee assessed when using your credit card. You authorize the College to charge your credit card with the amount you designate.

For your security, Sage will no longer accept credit card information via phone, fax or mail. Online transactions are secured through CASHnet, which has been included on VISA’s List of CISP (Cardholder Information Security Program) Compliant Service Providers.

All student balances must be paid in full unless the student has been awarded financial aid sufficient to cover the outstanding balance or is enrolled in the College’s payment plans. Students will be permitted to attend classes and utilize College facilities only after they have settled their financial obligations to the College. Any subsequent modification to an expected amount of financial aid or student loan remains the full responsibility of the student and must be paid in full by the student.

In addition to following application and verification procedures for financial aid, the student’s eligibility must be confirmed and the student must accept offered awards electronically through Sage$en$e Online in SageAdvisor before those amounts can be applied as payment against tuition and fees. Please note that loan programs require an extended period of processing before the loan amount is credited to the student’s account.

Failure to fully pay the student’s liability may result in the removal of registration from any or all classes. In addition, an unpaid financial obligation to the College will result in the withholding of the student’s grades, transcript of credits, diploma, and official reports and make the student ineligible for future financial aid awards, pre-registration, and resident room selections.

Employer Reimbursement

For students who receive full or partial reimbursement from employers, the Office of Student Services has established procedures that comply with both College and employer requirements. Authorizations from the agency or employer must be presented at the time of registration. For more information, please visit the Student Services webpage at sage.edu.

Deposits

New students must submit a non-refundable deposit as shown on the table below to participate in fall semester pre-registration and room lottery processes. This deposit is credited against the student’s tuition, room, board and fees.

Residents

$300 By May 1

Non-Residents (full-time)

$200 By May 1

Non-Residents (part-time)

$50 By May 1

Health Insurance

All full-time undergraduate  students must maintain health insurance coverage for all semesters in which they are enrolled. Full-time graduate students may purchase health insurance through Allen J. Flood Insurance Company at ajfusa.com. For additional information on this plan, contact the Office of Student Services at 518-244-2201 (Troy) or 518-292-1781 (Albany).

Payment Plan (TMS- Tuition Management Systems, a KeyCorp Company)

The Sage Colleges Monthly Payment Plan, TMS, is a convenient alternative to lump-sum semester payments. The program offers equal monthly payments with no interest charges and costs only a $35 application fee to enroll. The program requires no credit review and payment can be made via debit, check or credit card. Any parent, guardian or student at The Sage Colleges is eligible for the Monthly Payment Plan. Both the first-time application and annual renewal can be done online. For additional information regarding payment plan, contact the Office of Student Services at (518) 292-1781.

Senior Citizen Tuition Discount

Senior citizens (65 and older) may audit a course at any of The Sage Colleges without a tuition charge, on a space-available basis. All applicable College fees still apply and are charged accordingly.

Sage Graduate School Discount

Students who graduate from the Sage College of Albany with a bachelor’s degree are given a 10% tuition discount for the first six credits of coursework taken through any of the part-time Sage Graduate School programs of study.

Tuition

Tuition charges are not refundable. Adjustments for withdrawals and other circumstances can be found in the Adjustments for Tuition, Room and Board Charges section. Full-time tuition allows a student to enroll for 12-18 credits in each of the fall or spring semesters. Students enrolled for fewer than 12 credits pay part-time tuition according to the course for which they enroll (Refer to the Russell Sage College, Sage College of Albany or Sage Graduate School catalog for tuition rates and fees.) Summer tuition rates are published each spring prior to course registration. During summer sessions, all students pay tuition per credit hour according to the level (undergraduate and graduate) and discipline of the course.

Sage College of Albany (SCA) Tuition Per Credit
Per Semester
Per Year
Full-time (12-18 credits)   $13,500 $27,000
Part-time (per credit hour) $900    
Overload,per credit hour (more than 18 credits) $900    
Audited courses (per credit hour) $120    
   
 
Sage Undergraduate Summer School Per Credit
Per Semester Per Year
Per credit hour (non Nursing & non OT majors) $590    
Nursing & OT majors, per credit hour (including summer clinicals) $590    
Audited Courses (per credit hour) $120    

Room Charges

The following room charges are not refundable. Refer to the Adjustments for Tuition, Room and Board section for information regarding adjustments to room charges due to a student’s withdrawal from the College or an approved leave of absence.

Albany Campus Per Semester Per Year
Double Occupancy $2,812.50 $5,625.00
Single Occupancy $3,225.00 $6,450.00

 

University Heights College Suites Per semester Per year
4 Bedroom suite $3,222.00 $6,444.00

 

Board Charges

Undergraduate resident students must choose one of the following board plans. Non-resident students have the option of choosing a board plan.  Non-resident students have the option of choosing a board plan. The following board charges are not refundable. Refer to the Adjustments for Tuition, Room and Board section for information regarding adjustments to board charges due to a student’s withdrawal from the College or an approved leave of absence.

Boarding Meal Plans - Albany Per Semester Per Year
19 Meal Plan Plus (includes $50 munch money per semester $2,525 $5,050
12 Meal Plan Plus (includes $125 munch money per semester) $2,525 $5,050
150 Block Plan Plus (Includes $350 DCB and $50 OCS per semester $2,525 $5,050

Declining Balance Meal Plans

The declining balance meal plans are designed to meet the dining needs of students living off campus. Established as a way to provide tax-free purchases on meals, the meal plans provide a 5% discount on all purchases and, depending on the meal plan chosen, may include bonus money.

Declining balance meal plans can be used to make purchases at any Sage Dining operation on the Troy or Albany campus. Declining balance meal plans are maintained on a student’s Sage ID card and work similar to a debit card. Only the person pictured on the ID card can use the funds on that card. If an ID card is reported lost and funds remain on the card, the funds can be transferred to a replacement ID card. With a commuter meal plan, students only pay for the meals they purchase, and balances can be used to purchase meals for guests.

Meal plans cannot be changed after the first week of classes, at which time all contracts become final and are non-refundable. Additions of $25 or more can be added at Dining Services throughout the semester and can be paid for in cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard. Additional deposits to a commuter meal plan are also eligible for the 5% discount and tax-free status.

Students enrolled in a declining balance meal plan for the fall semester will automatically be enrolled and billed for the same plan for the spring semester. If a student chooses not to participate in the spring or would like to change the amount of their meal plan for the spring semester, written notification to the Office of Residence Life must be received prior to the start of spring classes.

Balances remaining at the end of the fall semester will be added to the spring semester starting balance. However, balances remaining at the end of the spring semester may not be used to make bulk purchases. These balances are non-refundable in accordance with NYS tax regulations, and do not carry over to any future semester.

Declining balance meal plans may be purchased by contacting the Office of Residence Life at (518) 292-7711. For more information about both boarding and declining balance meal plans, please refer to the Sage College of Albany Dining Services web page.

Semester, Program, Activity and Other Fees

Semester Based Fees Per Semester Per Year
The following fees are not refundable or subject to adjustment after the first day of classes. These fees are charged accordingly and in addition to the previously stated tuition, room and board charges.
 
 

Comprehensive Fee (full-time students)

$500 $1,000
       
Program Based Fees    
 

Applied Art Fee (per credit)

$25  
  Science Fee Fee (BIO, CHM, PHY) $50  
       
The activity based and other fees below are not refundable or subject to adjustment.  *Vehicle Registration fees adjusted on August 10, 2011.                                                                  
 

Orientation Fee (first time and first semester students)

$200  
 

Orientation Fee (transfer students)

$200  
 

Credit for Prior Learning (assessment fee)

$150  
 

Credit for Prior Learning (per credit fee up to a maximum of $1000 for 10 or more credits

$100  
 

Application Fee

$30  
 

Late Payment Fee

$100  
 

Transcript Requests

$5  
 

Placement Service File

$5  
 

Diploma

$50  
 

Vehicle Registration (before 12/31)

$50  
 

Vehicle Registration (between 1/1 and 4/30)

$30  
 

Vehicle Registration (after 5/1)

$20  
 

Returned Check Fee

$25  

Adjustments for Tuition, Room and Board Charges

A student who notifies the College of his or her withdrawal or leave of absence in writing, and in accordance with the College’s withdrawal policy, is eligible for an adjustment to tuition, room and board charges in accordance with the following schedules. Non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal from a class or the College.

Please note that any student receiving Federal (Title IV) financial aid may be required to return a portion of their aid to the granting agency if they separate from The Sage Colleges prior to the end of a semester. Any adjustment for tuition, room, or board charges may be less than the amount of aid that must be returned and may create a liability to the College that must be paid by the student.

The date of official academic withdrawal as recorded by the Registrar’s Office is the basis of adjustments for tuition, room and board charges. It is important that the student adhere to the following processes to ensure that the correct adjustment is applied to their account.

To withdraw from a class

To withdraw from a class, the student must complete the necessary forms and submit them to the Office of Student Services (necessary forms are available from Student Services).

To withdraw from the College or request a leave of absence

To withdraw from the College or to request a leave of absence, all resident and non-resident students must complete the necessary forms and submit them to the Office of Student Life. Students required to withdraw from a class or the College for disciplinary reasons are not entitled to any adjustment to tuition or room charges.

Tuition adjustment schedule for classes that meet regularly throughout a semester
Withdrawal Date Adjustment
Prior to the start of the second week of classes 100 %
Prior to the start of the third week of classes 75 %
Prior to the start of the fourth week of classes 50 %
Prior to the start of the fifth week of classes 35 %
Prior to the start of the sixth week of classes 25 %
After the start of the sixth week of classes 0 %
No adjustments will be made after the start of the sixth week of classes.  
   
Tuition adjustment schedule for all other classes, including summer session classes and those that do not meet regularly throughout a semester
Withdrawal Date Adjustment
Prior to the start of the fourth class hour 100 %
Prior to the start of seventh class hour 75 %
Prior to the start of 10th class hour 50 %
Prior to the start of 13th class hour 35 %
Prior to the start of 16th class hour 25 %
After the start of the 16th class hour 0 %
No adjustments will be made after the start of the 16th class hour
   
Room Adjustment Schedule  
Withdrawal Date Adjustment
Prior to the start of the second week of classes 100 %
  (less $200 contract breakage fee)
After the start of the second week of classes 0 %
No adjustments will be made after the start of the second week of classes
   
Board Adjustment Schedule  
Withdrawal Date Adjustment
Prior to the first day of classes 100 %
Prior to the start of the second week of classes 85 %
Prior to the start of the third week of classes 80 %
Prior to the start of the fourth week of classes 70 %
Prior to the start of the fifth week of classes 65 %
Prior to the start of the sixth week of classes 60 %
Prior to the start of the seventh week of classes 50 %
Prior to the start of the eighth week of classes 45 %
Prior to the start of the ninth week of classes 40 %
Prior to the start of the 10th week of classes 30 %
Prior to the start of the 11th week of classes 25 %
Prior to the start of the 12th week of classes 20 %
Prior to the start of the 13th week of classes 10 %
After the start of the 13th week of classes  0 %
No adjustments will be made after the start of the 13th week of classes.