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
Work Study Programs
Federal Work Study (FWS) Program
The FWS program provides employment opportunities for students.
A Federal Work Study award is determined through the annual filing
of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Selection of Recipients and Allocation of Awards
The applicant must . . .
- be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
- be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or first-professional program as a matriculated student at an institution participating in the federal campus-based programs
- not be in default or refund status for any federal Title IV aid at any institution
- if applicable, be registered with the Selective Service
- demonstrate financial need
An employment award is an offer, not a guarantee, of a job. The postsecondary institution arranges jobs, on or off campus, with either public or not-for-profit agencies. You are encouraged to seek positions in community service areas related to your course of study. Factors considered by the Office of Student Financial Services in determining whether, and for how many hours, the recipient may work under this program include financial need, class schedule, academic progress, and the student's health status.
Level of salary must be at least the minimum wage. The maximum salary allowed depends on the nature of the job and the applicant's qualifications.
Responsibilities of Recipients
The student must continue to maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Student Employment Office (SEO)
Ithaca College’s Office of Human Resources provides resources for those seeking to obtain employment. The Student Employment Office also manages the Federal Work-Study program for the College. The SEO assists students in completing their employment paperwork to be eligible to work on campus. It also maintains an online jobs database. Matriculated Ithaca College undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for these jobs.