A High-Quality, Affordable Education

A college education is one of the most important investments you and your student will ever make. Like any other investment, it requires careful thought.

The value of a college education cannot be measured in dollars and cents alone. Ithaca College is committed to providing an excellent education and an outstanding quality of student life. Best of all, an IC education is affordable. Among 52 comparable private or independent institutions, our tuition is in the lower third.

Ithaca College administers a diverse financial aid program that includes monies from state, federal, and institutional sources. Any financial aid that is based on demonstrated need, as determined by the college’s Office of Student Financial Services, uses information submitted by the applicant on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and, in the first year, the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile. Federal aid eligibility is determined by information submitted on the FAFSA.

A student may be eligible for up to $7,420 in federal grant assistance and $12,500 in federal loan programs, depending on financial need, year in school, and other factors.

An Array of Financing Options

The many opportunities to finance an IC education include a deferred monthly payment plan and/or long-term loan programs to reduce immediate out-of-pocket expenses and help spread college payments over a manageable period.

Please use this information as a starting point. Contact providers directly for answers to specific questions.