Educational Benefits

Questions regarding educational benefits can be directed to Jane Ray at or 607.274.8000. 

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.

► DEADLINE: One month prior to the start of the semester the benefit is to be used. A completed Staff/Faculty Tuition Remission Application must be submitted each semester.

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.

► DEADLINE: For incoming students (freshman/transfers), the tuition remission application should be submitted by February 1st of the academic year in which study will take place. A completed Dependent Tuition Remission application must be submitted each academic year.

► DEADLINE: For returning students, applications should be submitted by May 1st. A completed Dependent Tuition Remission application must be submitted each academic year.  

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.

► DEADLINE: June 1st for the Fall semester and November 1st for the Spring semester. A completed Cash Award application must be submitted for each semester. Proof of enrollment, such as a certificate of enrollment and/or bill of relevant semester must be submitted with the application.