Financial Aid

Types of Aid

Ithaca College participates in a wide variety of aid programs designed to meet the needs of most students. These include Federal, state (such as New York, Vermont, Delaware, and Rhode Island), and our own institutional aid programs. All applicants and continuing students are eligible to apply for aid programs that are available as scholarships, grants, loans, and work. Tax incentives may also apply for some families.

Scholarships

Ithaca Merit-Based Scholarships for New Students

Ithaca Merit-Based Scholarships for New Students

These scholarships include named, endowed, and school-specific scholarships with varying academic criteria. Some require special applications.

Ithaca Scholarships for Returning Students

Ithaca Scholarships for Returning Students

These scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, financial need, or both. Some require separate applications and/or recommendations.

ROTC Scholarships

ROTC Scholarships

Ithaca College participants with the Army and Air Force ROTC programs in partnership with Cornell University.

Scholarship Search Tools

Scholarship Search Tools

Information about additional public and private sources of scholarships

Grants

Ithaca Grants

Ithaca Grants

These grants include need- and non-need-based programs to assist in making Ithaca College more accessible.

NY Resident Grants (TAP)

NY Resident Grants (TAP)

The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) provides need-based funding to eligible students and/or their families.

Federal Grants

Federal Grants

Grants to eligible students provided by the Federal Government through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application process.

Loans

Federal Direct Loans

Federal Direct Loans

Subsidized and unsubsidized student loans direct from the U.S. Department of Education. Loans are awarded by IC, but repaid to the federal government.

Federal Perkins Loans

Federal Perkins Loans

Low-interest loans for students with the greatest financial need are awarded by and repaid to Ithaca College.

Parent Direct PLUS Loans

Parent Direct PLUS Loans

Low-interest federal loans a parent can obtain for dependent undergraduates. PLUS loans are awarded by IC, but repaid to the federal government.

Graduate Direct PLUS Loans

Graduate Direct PLUS Loans

Low-interest federal loans a graduate student may obtain. Graduate PLUS Loans are awarded by Ithaca College, but repaid to the federal government.

Alternative Loan Plans

Alternative Loan Plans

Information about private sources of loans.

Work Study Programs

Work Study Programs

Work Study Programs

Help pay for college by working on- and off-campus through the Federal Work Study program or other student employment opportunities.

Tax Incentives

Tax Incentives

Tax Incentives

A number of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) programs provide assistance in reducing the cost of a college education.