Academic Catalog

Financial Aid Eligibility and Renewal

Ithaca College participates in a wide variety of aid programs designed to meet the needs of most students. These include federal, state, and our own institutional aid programs. Additional information may be found on the Student Financial Services website. Please feel free to contact the Office of Student Financial Services by phone at 607-274-3131, by fax at 607-274-1895, or by e-mail at More information can be found on the Student Financial Services website.

All applicants for admission to Ithaca College and all continuing students are eligible to apply for financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, work, and loans. Ithaca College institutional aid programs consist of merit-based, merit within need, and need-based-only programs.

Ithaca College offers a significant number of Ithaca College Scholarships, as well as other named scholarships unique to our various schools, which are awarded to students of exceptional academic ability regardless of financial need. These awards are determined at the time a student is accepted for admission to the College.

  • Ithaca Grants are awarded to students based on demonstrated need for financial aid, using a combination of federal and institutional assessments.
  • Endowed scholarships and special awards are based on the criteria established by the donor and institutional policy. They are primarily awarded to students who have attended the College for at least one semester. Unless otherwise noted, all require demonstrated financial need and full time enrollment.