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THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Senior Robby Zweesaardt writes about the financial burden that the cost of materials like textbooks, computer programs and other academic supplies place on students with lower incomes.

Commentary: Ithaca College should provide more financial support for costs beyond tuition

By Robby Zweesaardt October 18, 2023
For an institution that prides itself on accessibility and equity, Ithaca College ironically falls far short of perfection in its ability to provide students with adequate learning resources. Every single year, students are bombarded by the cost of educational materials. Books. Laptops. Software.
Sophomore Mailli McCormack created a GoFundMe campaign for an outstanding balance. She hopes to foster open dialogue on the price of higher education.

Commentary: A price too big to ignore — the cost of Ithaca College

By Mailli McCormack February 23, 2021
When I tried to resolve my outstanding balance over the summer before attending the fall semester, I was told that I'd have to cover about $23,000.
Editorial: Food insecurity at college needs long-term resolution

Editorial: Food insecurity at college needs long-term resolution

October 4, 2018
Why isn’t the college doing more to support its students who suffer from food insecurity?
Editorial: Focus on class missing in higher education

Editorial: Focus on class missing in higher education

April 26, 2017
The road to college is marred with institutional obstacles, with roadblocks that are more likely to stall low-income families or drive them off the road completely.
Editorial: NY must prioritize access for low-income students

Editorial: NY must prioritize access for low-income students

March 22, 2017
Tuition for Ithaca College is already astronomically high, placing low-income students at a greater disadvantage than others.
Sophomore Dominique De Lisle, an Ithaca College CSTEP student poses for a picture with Senator Jesse Hamilton at Advocacy Day on Feb. 14 — a day where HEOP and CSTEP students around New York state went to Albany to rally for more funding for state funded scholarships.

State scholarship program may lose funding for next fiscal year

By Grace Elletson, News Editor March 21, 2017
Two scholarship programs tied to Ithaca College might see their funding reduced through the New York state’s budget for next fiscal year.
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