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Gerard Turbide, vice president of enrollment management, said that the college developed the Ithaca College New York State Tuition Award to provide benefits to low-income families without the restrictions that come with many other state scholarship programs.

Ithaca College creates scholarship as alternate to state aid

By Brontë Cook, Contributing Writer October 7, 2017
The scholarship is worth up to $6,000 per year and will be available in Fall 2018 to incoming students from New York State who qualify for the Excelsior Scholarship.
Private colleges have begun considering undocumented students as domestic students which would allow them better financial aid opportunities. However, Ithaca College does not plan to make the switch.

IC will not change aid for undocumented students

By Madeline Veneziano, Staff Writer November 2, 2016
As the son of undocumented parents, sophomore Christopher Gallego said the fear of family members being deported does not go away.
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.
Several faculty and staff are working on a project to connect first-generation students with faculty and staff who were also first-generation college students.

Project launches to help first-generation students

By Kalia Kornegay, Staff Writer December 2, 2015
Faculty and staff members have launched the project, "From First Gen to the Front of the Room" to create a community between current first-generation students and faculty and staff who were also first generation.
Freshman Brooke Ent is one of a number of Ithaca College students who are paying for college on their own. Ent said she is planning on continuing her education in Germany, where higher education is tuition-free.

Ithaca College students pay for education without parents’ help

By Michael Tkaczevski, Senior Writer September 16, 2015
Sophomore Darby Carroll is one of a number of students at the college who are putting themselves through school without the help of parents.

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.

Obama initiatives target college affordability

By Frances Johnson, Contributing Writer February 21, 2013
President Barack Obama puts college college affordability on his agenda and moves forward with initiatives to help students.
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