Graduate Aid

An Ithaca College graduate education is an investment in the potential of your mind, and a powerful contribution to your continued success.

The value of an Ithaca College graduate education can be seen throughout your professional life as you become a leader in your field. It’s an investment in the potential of your mind, and a powerful contribution to your continued success.

Costs by Program

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Application Fee

There is a fee of $40 for the graduate application.

Semester Payments

Deductions may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Graduate Scholarship (please consult your award package). If you have a graduate assistantship, you must provide proof of citizenship for your home country on your first day of employment. There are no exceptions to this law, and you cannot begin work until your citizenship status is confirmed.

  • Ithaca College or Employer Tuition Remission. Please obtain the necessary approval in advance.

  • Federal Direct Loans and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loans must be approved by the Office of Student Financial Services in advance.

If, after all of your deductions, you have a balance due, payment can be made by any of the following methods:

  • We accept checking/savings account (ACH) transfer payments.  There is no service charge if your electronic payment is from a checking or savings account.  Credit card payments are not accepted.

  • Cash or check. If paying by check, make it payable to Ithaca College, and include your ID number and semester written on the face of the check.

  • Promissory note. Forms are available in the Office of Student Financial Services. This method enables you to pay ¼ of your balance at registration, and the remaining amount in three equal installments over the following three months.

  • Payroll deduction. If your graduate assistantship position has exempt status, you may use payroll deduction from your graduate assistantship salary. You may sign up for this option at the Payroll Office. If you are unsure of your exempt/non-exempt status, please contact your graduate chair.

If you are due a refund, you have several options:

  • Leave the credit in your account or request a refund check. Refunds are processed online through the Office of Student Financial Services.  Instructions for refunds and/or advances are the document, "Are You Due a Refund on Your Credit Balance?". 

  • If a credit balance is anticipated (loan approval pending and/or graduate assistantship), you may request an advance for up to $2000, depending on the amount available. The earliest you may submit a request for an aid advance is 10 days prior to the first day of class. All required documents for any aid you might be receiving must be submitted and reviewed by Student Financial Services prior to approving an advance. Please remember that you must be registered for classes before your request for an advance can be approved.

Because Federal Direct Loans require time for processing, and because Ithaca College graduate salaries (appointments for service) are paid on regular payroll dates and not in advance, you should plan ahead to ensure you have enough money to live on for up to two or three weeks, and to pay your tuition when you arrive on campus.

Other Fees