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

The objective of the program is to prepare men and women for positions of responsibility as officers in the military services. You may enroll in classes or in programs of two, three, or four years. A range of scholarships is available to qualified applicants. These scholarships may cover up to full tuition at Ithaca College; mandatory fees and textbook costs, $300-$1,200 per year; and a $300- 500 per month stipend during the academic year. All participants in their junior and senior years receive the nontaxable monthly stipend, whether or not they are on a scholarship. Periodically, midyear scholarships may be available as well. Two- or three-year applicants for each service must contact the appropriate ROTC unit early in the second semester of their freshman or sophomore year to initiate the selection process.

There are no military obligations for enrolling in ROTC courses. However, those students accepted into the advanced program during their sophomore, junior, or senior year may incur an active duty commitment ranging from 4 to 10 years. The commitment varies by program within the two services.

Further information can be obtained from Professor Bill Tastle in the School of Business or the Office of the Registrar. Professor Tastle is the campus coordinator for ROTC programs on the Ithaca College campus.