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.
Types of Aid
NY Resident Grants
Ithaca College New York State Tuition Award
New students who are permanent residents of New York State and whose families adjusted gross income is $125,000 or less will receive an Ithaca College New York State Tuition Award up to $6,000 per year for up to four years. This award is fully funded by Ithaca College, and underscores our commitment to make an Ithaca College education more affordable to New York State students who may qualify for the state’s Excelsior Scholarship or the Enhanced Tuition Awards program. The award is good for up to eight semesters of full-time enrollment (nine if in the 4.5 year music/education program) and will be renewed automatically as long as recipients continue to make satisfactory progress toward a degree.
New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is New York’s largest grant program. New York residents attending Ithaca College may be eligible for TAP grants, which are based on the applicant’s and his or her family’s New York State taxable income.
For application instructions, see "Applying for Aid".
To learn more about eligibility and award amounts, see “New York State standards for Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) awards” in the "Policies" section of this website.