Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

Tuition: Ithaca College offers reduced tuition for graduate students interested in pursuing careers in the teaching profession.

Room and Board: No on-campus housing is available for graduate students. Information on housing alternatives is available through the Office of Residential Life.

Financial Aid

Graduate Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships in Education are available on a limited and competitive basis. Assistantships are awarded to candidates with strong academic records and the ability to assist program-area faculty with research and development efforts, especially those connected with our school and community partnerships. Assistantships provide approximately 9-12 credits of tuition support (non-taxable) and require 10-12 hours of work (taxable) per week.

Math and Science Teaching Initiatives
New York State has just approved a new Math & Science Teaching Incentive Program, which will provide grants to help eligible students pay for tuition costs. Full-time students matriculating in an approved undergraduate or graduate program that leads to a math or science teaching career in secondary education are eligible to apply. This is a competitive grant program which will be awarded to 500 students each year after the successful completion of the school year.

Students receiving Math & Science Teaching Incentive Program grants must enter into a contract to teach math or science for five years on a full-time basis in New York State.

Note: This is a newly-created program to increase the number of middle and secondary math and science teachers in New York State. Check the IC Education Department website for updates.

Other Financial Aid Possibilities
The Financial Aid Office at Ithaca College can provide information about additional sources of financial support and loans for graduate students.

Health Insurance

Health insurance is available through Ithaca College for the full year (September-August). Brochures on the College's policy are available at the health center and at registration. There is no coverage for summer only, nor is there coverage for dependents.