Educational Benefits

Ithaca College's educational benefit program consists of three types of benefits: (I) tuition remission for employees taking courses at Ithaca College; (II) tuition remission for dependent children, and spouses or qualified domestic partners attending Ithaca College; and (III) cash awards for dependent children attending another college or university. These benefits are applicable to tuition only and do not apply to room, board or any fees.

Employee Tuition Remission

Ithaca College offers eligible employees the opportunity to take courses that enhance work performance, promote self-improvement, or provide qualifications for career advancement. Tuition remission covers the balance due of tuition charged less any scholarships or grants creditable toward tuition. All other costs (e.g., registration fees, applied music fees) are the employee's responsibility.

Dependent Tuition Remission

The spouse or qualified domestic partner and/or dependent children of eligible faculty and staff members are eligible to Tuition Remission benefits upon their admission to Ithaca College as a candidate for their first undergraduate four-year degree. Tuition Remission covers the balance due of the tuition charged for courses taken less any scholarships and grants creditable toward tuition. The employee or dependent are responsible for paying all other fees.

Dependent Child Cash Award

The Cash Award benefit is for legally dependent children of eligible employees. The child must be under the age of 25 and be pursuing their first baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution other than Ithaca College. To be eligible for this benefit, employees must have completed three years of benefits-eligible service (defined in the Eligibility Requirements section of the Introduction) by the first day of the semester for which a Cash Award benefit is requested.