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The FAFSA form was recently given a make-over in 2023 to make the application process easier for students and families in need of federal aid, which involved pushing the date the application opens from Oct. 1 to Dec. 30. 

Delayed federal aid timeline causes prospective students difficulty making college decisions

By Emma Kersting, Podcast editor February 21, 2024
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced Jan. 30 that data from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) would begin to be sent to institutions around the country by mid-March, a significant delay from the originally-established timeline of late January. 
The FAFSA form for this upcoming year will be released on an unspecified date in December 2023 with several updates. In past years the form has been available starting Oct. 1.

FAFSA form will be released sometime in December with changes implemented

By Kai Lincke, Assistant News Editor November 1, 2023
The 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be released on an unspecified date in December 2023 with several updates outlined in the FAFSA Simplification Act and implemented by the U.S. Department of Education.
The college is expanding on its strategies that increase yield while utilizing new marketing campaigns to increase enrollment and initiating outreach to students to improve retention. Since Fall 2018, enrollment has decreased from 6,517 students to 5,054 students in Fall 2022 — a 22% decline — according to the college’s Office of Analytics and Institutional Research.

Yield increases while college works to improve enrollment and retention

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Staff Writer October 26, 2022
Ithaca College’s enrollment has exceeded its target in Fall 2022, but campus administration is still working on solutions to increase prospective student engagement and retention.
Editorial: Student debt relief is a step toward progress

Editorial: Student debt relief is a step toward progress

By The Ithacan September 7, 2022
The current administration should refrain from enacting temporary measures to combat the issue of college pricing.
IC approves tuition uptick and financial aid increases

IC approves tuition uptick and financial aid increases

By Sophia Tulp, Staff Writer October 26, 2016
The Ithaca College Board of Trustees has approved the revenue parameters for the 2017–18 fiscal year, which include historically low increases in tuition, room and board, and the highest amount of ins
The date to begin filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid has been moved to Oct. 1, three months earlier than the previous Jan. 1 date. The application is now live for students to begin filling out the application, and the Ithaca College Office of Student Financial Services is working on notifying students of the change.

National FAFSA filing date bumped up three months

By Ana Borruto, Staff Writer October 4, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education has moved the filing date for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to Oct. 1, from the previous Jan. 1 date.

President Obama announces changes to FAFSA funding

By Michael Pyskaty, Contributing Writer September 23, 2015
Effective for the 2017–18 school year, students will now be able to file their FAFSA on Oct. 1, 2016, nearly three months earlier than usual.

College responds to financial aid accusations

By Jack Curran, Online News Editor February 12, 2014
The Ithaca College Office of Financial Services has made changes to its website after being accused of violating the Higher Education Act of 1965 by not clearly stating what forms are and are not required for students to receive federal financial aid.
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