Financial Aid Applications
To apply for financial aid other than graduate assistantships, additional applications are required.
Free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) --- This form is required for the determination of eligibility for federal aid programs (e.g., Stafford or Perkins loans) but it has become a nearly universally required form in connection with financial aid. It is also required for physical therapy or occupational therapy majors wishing consideration for Ithaca College scholarships or grants as well as any student applying for New York State TAP. The FAFSA application is available from any high school or college financial aid office. A student may also apply via the web at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application --- A student interested in this program must complete the FAFSA. Once processed, the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) will provide the student with an express TAP application (ETA). The ETA must be completed by the student and returned to HESC.
Students intending to enter Ithaca College in the fall should submit these applications by March 1.