Frequently Asked Questions

What types of changes can affect my aid package?

Changes in your funding may occur based on a change in need, academic performance, or timeliness of your application. Federal Direct Loan eligibility increases in your sophomore and junior year. The most common reason for changes in your aid package is based upon a change in the number of family members attending college. For example, if your Ithaca funding was based upon two people in college one year and the following year you were the only person in college your need for aid would decrease. We do not consider parents attending college or other family members attending graduate school in determining your need for Ithaca aid programs.