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.

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

Ithaca Sibling Grant
This non-need-based grant is awarded to students who have a concurrently enrolled brother or sister at Ithaca College. The award amount is $1,000 per year. Full-time enrollment is required.

Ithaca Heritage Grant
This award is provided to children of Ithaca College alumni. Proof of alumni relationship must be provided to the Office of Student Financial Services upon request. The award amount is $1,000 per year. Full-time enrollment is required.

Ithaca Access Grant
This grant is awarded upon demonstrated need as evidenced by your FAFSA application. Full-time enrollment is required and you must file the FAFSA application annually to be considered for the grant.

Ithaca Opportunity Grant (IOG)
This program is offered to select students who are academically prepared, meet College admission standards, have considerable financial need, and are of African American, Asian/Pacific Island, Hispanic, or Native American origin. Students receiving IOG funds will also be considered for state, federal, and other funds. These awards are need-based and provide assistance up to the full cost of tuition. Full-time enrollment is required and you must file the FAFSA application annually to be considered for the grant.

W. G. Egbert Founder's Grant
This program provides limited amounts of grant assistance to select students on the basis of high financial need as determined by the College. Full-time enrollment is required and you must file the FAFSA application annually to be considered for the grant.

Ithaca-New York State HEOP Grant
The Ithaca College-New York State Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) provides need-based grants to students who have been accepted to the College under New York State HEOP program guidelines. Students' academic records and family income levels must fit criteria set by New York State. Ithaca College’s Office of State Grants administers the HEOP program on campus and provides all appropriate resources to prospective HEOP students and current Ithaca College HEOP students.