All students (incoming and continuing) who wish to be considered for federal assistance must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the appropriate agency. Incoming students are also required to complete the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile application if they would like to be considered for institutional need based aid. Additional applications may be required for state programs. Students should check with their state education department or local high school or college for application information.
The following college codes are used in the completion of certain applications to assure that Ithaca College receives the information. Refer to individual applications for instructions on where to indicate these codes.
|New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)||0330|
The priority filing date of the FAFSA and the CSS Profile for incoming students is February 1 of the year in which financial aid is desired. Incoming students seeking admission as an Early Decision applicant must file the CSS Profile application and FAFSA application by November 1 of the year prior in which financial aid is desired. For continuing students, the priority filing date for the FAFSA is March 1 of the year in which financial aid is desired. (http://www.ithaca.edu/finaid/)
FAFSA applications are generally available at high schools in early October of the year before a student wishes to receive aid. CSS Profile applications are generally available beginning in late September and must be filed electronically.
Applications of incoming and continuing students who apply after these dates will be reviewed but cannot be guaranteed full consideration for all aid programs.
It is the student’s responsibility to complete any application for aid for which he or she is determined to be eligible, unless the student wishes to decline the aid source being offered.