College Planning Guide



Scoring an Ithaca College scholarship

$145,000,000 (Now that's a lot of cash!)

It's a fact: Ithaca College distributes approximately $145 million in need- and merit-based aid every year.

When you're accepted to Ithaca College and you've completed the FAFSA, you'll be automatically considered for need-based Ithaca Access Grants as well as other loans, grants, and work-study options. But that's not all.

Ithaca also offers some extraordinary merit-based scholarship opportunities, including the Park Scholar Awards, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar Program, and the Ithaca Leadership Scholarship. You may even be eligible for an award given in cooperation with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Don't let any of these opportunities pass you by -- take time now to explore all of the Ithaca financial aid available to you.

Keep an eye on your calendar. You can miss out on big bucks if you miss financial aid filing deadlines. To take advantage of Ithaca's aid opportunities, make note of the following key dates:

January 2: Admission application for Park Scholar Award applicants due

January 15: Ithaca Leadership Scholarship, Park Scholar Award, and Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar Program applications due

February 1: Application due for fall admission and both FAFSA and CSS Profile due

See the admission homepage for a complete list of Ithaca College deadlines. More information on federal, state, and other opportunities and deadlines, including Pell grants, FSEOG, TAP, and more, can be found at the Office of Financial Aid website and in our financial aid FAQs.