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Some of the steps that the college is taking to make the financial aid process easier for families is providing them with the Four-Year Financial Forecast, setting up appointments for families to go over their student’s financial aid package and offering a free one credit course for students during the summer before their first semester at the college, according to the Ithaca Commitment plan. 

Students express confusion over financial aid packages

By Jadyn Davis, Staff Writer April 19, 2023
In Fall 2020, 67% of all first-year students received need-based aid but some had trouble understanding how much their aid will cover.
Nelnet Servicing LLC is the largest federal student loan servicer and as of June 30, 2022, was providing $589.5 billion in government-owned loans, loans from the Federal Family Education Loan Program, private education loans, and consumer loans for 17.4 million borrowers, according to their second quarter 2022 earnings press release.

Information of student loan borrowers exposed in data breach

By Caroline Grass, Staff Writer September 21, 2022
Personal information of about 2.5 million student loan borrowers across the United States was exposed in a data breach of Nelnet Servicing LLC (Nelnet) during Summer 2022.
Editorial: Reforms act as a bandage to larger systemic issues

Editorial: Reforms act as a bandage to larger systemic issues

By The Ithacan March 31, 2022

Ithaca College’s Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) has become notorious for poor communication among the college’s students. Not having a cohesive line of communication with them has caused...

Students line up outside of the dining hall to swipe in for a meal. Students at Ithaca College demonstrate a need for swipes that is greater than the national average. 

Program collects meal swipes to swipe out hunger

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer October 1, 2019
Beginning in September members of Swipe Out Hunger went to dining halls and collected guest swipes to redistribute to students facing food insecurity.
Students work on distillation in Experimental Chemistry II. The research grant of nearly $650,000 from the National Science Foundation will allow IC to establish a STEM scholarship program for low-income and underrepresented students.

Grant establishes STEM scholarship for low-income students

By Meaghan McElroy, Senior Writer September 9, 2019
Ithaca College received a research grant to establish a STEM scholarship program for low-income and underrepresented students.
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