Advances of Anticipated Aid

The College recognizes that a student may be receiving several different types of financial aid and that these resources typically do not arrive at the College at the same time. A student may need anticipated aid that exceeds his or her charges to help meet other educational expenses such as books and supplies, rent or utilities. When a student has met the obligations of filing for financial aid in a timely fashion and has provided all the required documents and forms to receive aid for which he or she is eligible, the College provides an opportunity for a small advance against anticipated financial aid once the semester has begun. This is not a loan, and no interest is charged for this service. Students have the ability to request refunds online through the student information system, HomerConnect. Additional information on refund eligibility and process are available on the Office of Student Financial Services website (http://www.ithaca.edu/finaid/).