Student Loans for Ithaca College Students

About Ithaca College Financial Aid

Ithaca College StudentsIthaca College is a liberal arts college located in the South Hill region of Ithaca, New York. Founded in 1892 by William Egbert, the college was built to be a music conservatory. However, over the decades, the college has developed into an institute offering diverse academic programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. The college is also known for its communications programs offered at the Roy H. Park School of Communications, as Ithaca College is best known for their huge list of alumni who are in the world of broadcasting. The masters programs offered at this college are regarded as one of the best in the North region of the United States.

Applying for Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, you need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it along with appropriate supporting financial documents. The information you provide on the FAFSA needs to be up-to-date and also needs to be submitted to determine if you are eligible for financial aid. The FAFSA is available at, so you can fill out and submit the application online or print out and mail a paper version to the Federal Student Aid Programs office.

Financial Aid Packages

financial assistanceThe Ithaca Financial Aid department offers various financial aid options in their packages. These options include scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs. The scholarships and grants can be merit-based, and there is a ROTC scholarship for students who intend to join the army after graduating. Returning students can also apply for these scholarships. Another need-based funding option is the NY Resident Grants (TAP).

Most of the major federal loans are disbursed by the university: Federal Direct Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, Direct Parent PLUS Loans and Direct GradPLUS Loans. Students may also be eligible for federal work-study programs.

Private Loans

Private students loans are another option that you can apply for, but only consider this option if your financial aid package does not cover all of your costs and you have exhausted all other options. These private student loans should be used to cover any remaining costs, and only the necessary needed amount should be borrowed because you don’t want to incur unnecessary debt.

Pay for Ithaca College*

Total Avg. Cost $48,819
Tuition $33,630
Room & Board $12,314
Financial Aid Information
Students Receiving Fin Aid 95%
Typical Grant Amounts
State/Local $2,670
Federal $5,580
%Receiving Loans 76%
Avg. Other Stud. Loans $6,237
%Receiving Other Loans 0%

Get into Ithaca College

Admission Rate 69%
Total Enrollment 6,949
Men 43%
Women 57%
Graduation Rate 77%
Application Fee $60

Contact Ithaca College

953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850-7002
(607) 274-3011
Financial Aid Office URL
Admissions Office URL

*Data source is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) the data collection program for the National Center for Education Statistics

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