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Faculty, Staff & Administration Plans

Albany & Troy Campus

Safe Money is more convenient, safer & cheaper than using cash… All you need is a valid employee photo ID card. And you can use your Safe Money at Russell Sage College AND Sage College of Albany locations!

Sage Employees may purchase any Meal Plans any time during the year!

Safe Money

Valuable Benefit to using Safe Money

  • Receive a 5% discount at the register with every purchase
  • Think of it as a Debit Account for your dining  purchases
  • NYS tax is paid when you purchase Safe Money. Example - $25.00 Deposit = $23.15 Declining Balance Fund + $1.85 tax. Tax is NOT added again when funds are used at a registers on campus
  • A $25 Minimum for Each Deposit on your Sage I
  • Convenient, no need to carry cash
  • Easy to reload, just fill out the Payroll Deduction Form
  • Safe - balance is never "forfeit" as long as you remain employed at The Sage Colleges
  • Safe - lose your card? Just notify us, and we will place your balance on your new ID card

How To Purchase

Purchase Your Plan at the following Sodexo locations… McKinstry Dining Room or Kahl Campus Center Café. Both Locations Accept Cash, Check or Payroll Deduction Form. Master Card and Visa are Accepted at McKinstry Only Monday through Friday 8am – 2pm.

Can be used as follows:

Kahl Campus Center, Buchman Bistro, Lucile’s, Buchman Kiosk, Hazel's Café in the Albany Library, and McKinstry Dining Room during all posted hours of operation.

Important Information

  • Meal Plans are for personal benefit, and not intended for use on College related business
  • Safe Money can be used to purchase meals or products for a guest
  • Meal Plans are non-transferable and can only be consumed by person pictured on the ID
  • ID card must be presented for each purchase
  • Lost cards can be reported at Dining Services to prevent misuse of account, and remaining balances can be transferred onto new, valid ID

Meal Plans are taxable in accordance with New York State Law

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