Financial Aid 101
The basics of determining your need, applying for aid, what to expect afterward, and types of aid available.
Determining Your Need
Financial need is the difference between what it costs to attend Ithaca and what you are expected to pay.
Applying for Aid
This process starts by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.
Applied for aid? Here's what to expect after filing for financial aid.
Types of Aid
Ithaca College participates in a wide variety of aid programs designed to meet the needs of most students. All applicants and continuing students are eligible to apply for aid programs that are available as scholarships, grants, loans, and work.
Scholarship opportunities for new and returning students, ROTC participation, and additional public and private offerings.
Local, state, and federal grants available for need- and non-need-based assistance.
Information about federal offerings and alternative sources for loans.
Work Study Programs
Requirements and responsibilities to participate in the Federal Work Study program.
A number of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) programs provide assistance in reducing the cost of a college education.
Review and access educational benefits provided to qualifying Active Duty members and Veterans of the armed forces.