Volume VII: Students

7.4.2 Financial Information

7.4 Office of Extended Studies

 

Admission and Registration – Financial Information – Academic Regulations

 


7.4.2 Financial Information


7.4.2.1 Tuition and Fees

Information regarding summer session and/or winter session tuition and fees can be found at www.ithaca.edu/oes.


7.4.2.2 Payment

7.4.2.2.1 Matriculated Ithaca College Students Returning Next Fall

Students in this category should register online for their summer courses using Homer prior to making payment. Students will be billed by the bursar's office for summer charges. Payment is expected before classes begin. Charges will be reflected on the student information system. Students should view their student account information online. Any credit balance may, upon request, be applied toward summer courses. Students will not receive credit for courses until all charges are paid in full. All scholarships or aid programs must be approved by the financial aid office.

7.4.2.2.2 Individualized Studies

Students who enroll in any type of individual study must follow the process set forth by their school dean's office.

7.4.2.2.3 All Other Students

Extramural students and Ithaca College students who are not returning in the fall must register through the Office of Extended Studies, either in person, by mail, or by fax. Payment is due at the time of registration.


7.4.2.3 Payment Options

Payments can be made by check, money order, electronic checking, or credit card. Make your check or money order payable to Ithaca College. To pay by credit card or electronic checking, visit the bursar's website at /bursar for available options. Payment by credit card is not available for extramural students.


7.4.2.4 Veterans Administration Benefits

Some veterans of the armed forces and children of certain deceased or disabled veterans may be eligible for benefits from the United States Veterans Administration. Information and applications for benefits may be obtained from the nearest VA office. Applicants approved for benefits by the VA must process papers through the registrar's office.


7.4.2.5 Financial Aid

Federal and need-based institutional financial aid is available to qualified students who wish to enroll for summer study at Ithaca for any of the sessions except the two-week session in May. Note that deadlines for aid are early, and it is the student's responsibility to submit completed application forms in a timely manner. A summary of eligibility and renewal guidelines is provided below for matriculated undergraduate and graduate students (refer to the Ithaca College undergraduate or graduate catalog for additional information on policies and procedures and a fuller discussion of aid programs). International students and extramural (nonmatriculated) students should contact the financial aid office for more information about assistance. Because continuing matriculated students may preregister online for summer courses without making payment, it is strongly recommended that students applying for financial aid not register for courses prior to receiving a tentative or official financial aid award notification from the financial aid office. The Office of Financial Aid is located in 330 Egbert Hall; phone 800-429-4275; e-mail finaid@ithaca.edu. Contact it for forms and more information, or visit the office's website at www.ithaca.edu/finaid.


7.4.2.5.1 Undergraduate Students

All students (incoming and continuing) who wish to be considered for any federal assistance or need-based institutional assistance must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For incoming students, the priority filing date for the FAFSA is February 1; for continuing students, the priority filing date is March 1. Undergraduate students who want to be considered for institutional assistance must complete a summer school aid application by April 1, in addition to the FAFSA. Applications filed by incoming and continuing students after these dates will be reviewed, but those students cannot be guaranteed full consideration for all aid programs.

Institutional assistance for the summer sessions is very limited. Students desiring such aid must submit both an Ithaca College summer school aid application and the FAFSA. The deadline for filing the summer school aid application is April 1. A student must be enrolled for at least 6 credits to be considered for assistance, except for the federal Pell grant program and federal Perkins loan. Ithaca College President's, Dean's, and ALANA Scholarships cannot be utilized during summer sessions. A student who uses a federal Pell grant, Stafford loan, Perkins loan, or New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) grant during the summer sessions may reduce the funding available to him or her from these sources during the following fall and spring semesters and/or affect aggregate limits in the future.


7.4.2.5.2 Graduate Students

The policies and procedures for applying for graduate financial assistance are essentially the same as those for undergraduate students, except that Ithaca College need-based financial aid is available to students who are majoring in physical therapy or occupational therapy.

The most popular aid sources for graduate students are the federal Stafford loan program and the New York State TAP grant. Contact the financial aid office for more information. Other assistance may be available in the form of assistantships. For information about assistantships, students should contact their graduate chair. Any student receiving an assistantship will have the scholarship portion of the assistantship considered a financial aid resource when eligibility for need-based aid is determined. Note: Graduate students who apply for loans for summer study should do so, if at all possible, at least seven weeks before the beginning of study. Complete and accurate information must be provided for timely processing of the loan application and subsequent disbursement of loan funds. A student whose financial aid and/or payments exceed the summer sessions charges may be eligible for an advance of up to $1,500, but only after classes have begun. A student who has been awarded an assistantship may be eligible to receive an advance up to an amount equal to the assistantship. Contact the financial aid office to find out how to apply for financial aid or a cash advance; phone 800-429-4275; e-mail finaid@ithaca.edu; website www.ithaca.edu/finaid.


7.4.2.6 Tuition Remission Benefit

Eligible Ithaca College employees, spouses, and dependent children under the age of 25 must complete and have an approved tuition remission form (available from the Office of Human Resources). For continuing, matriculated students registering online, the financial aid office will be automatically notified of approval. Extramural students must bring the approved tuition remission form with them to the summer sessions office when they register. Note: The tuition remission benefit cannot be used for independent studies, tutorials, internships, performance studies, or any other type of individualized study. Contact the benefits department for eligibility requirements.


7.4.2.7 Waivers

Cooperating teachers who hold tuition waivers may use them only for classroom courses and workshops in which a minimum number of tuition-paying students are enrolled. Waivers cannot be applied to independent studies, internships, or performance studies.


7.4.2.8 Graduate Assistantships

Graduate students are notified of these awards by a letter from their graduate chair. Since assistantships are given for a specific summer session, it is the student's responsibility to register only for the session specified in the award letter.

Assistantships consist of two parts. The tax-free portion is a scholarship and is applied directly to the student's account. The taxable portion is a salary for services performed as a graduate assistant. The assistantship salary may not be applied toward the payment of summer tuition.


7.4.2.9 Refunds

Students who officially drop or withdraw from a course or workshop will receive a refund in accordance with the deadlines listed in the summer session and/or winter session calendar. Refunds are not given after the second day of the May session, winter session or a workshop, or the fourth day of courses offered in summer session I or II or the graduate music session.

Students who register for an independent study, internship, online course, or performance study are eligible for a refund if the request is received in writing in the summer sessions office before the end of the add/drop period.

Last Updated: May 17, 2013