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THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Editorial: New billing system harms students and increases inequity

Editorial: New billing system harms students and increases inequity

By The Ithacan April 18, 2024
The price of higher education is a cost heavy on many students' minds. At Ithaca College, the cost of tuition, room and board and other fees totals $75,013. Because of this price, a majority of students rely on financial aid in pursuit of their degree. However, recent changes to the billing system makes the college even more financially inaccessible to students.
From left, Kishan Zuber, current vice president of Slate Strategy and Partnerships for Waybetter Marketing, and Bryan Gross, vice president for Revenue Planning and Institutional Positioning at 3 Enrollment Marketing, were two of three finalists for the position of vice president for enrollment and student success at Ithaca College.

Vice president for enrollment and student success candidates visit campus

By Kai Lincke and Lorien Tyne March 29, 2023
Three finalists for the position of vice president for enrollment and student success visited Ithaca College from March 27–29 to speak with members of the campus community. 
Cost of attendance increases for 2023–24 academic year

Cost of attendance increases for 2023–24 academic year

By Syd Pierre, News Editor December 7, 2022
The Board of Trustees has announced the cost of attendance for the 2023–24 academic year has been raised to $65,910. 
IC community expresses mixed feelings on student loan relief

IC community expresses mixed feelings on student loan relief

By Syd Pierre, News Editor September 7, 2022
Some students at Ithaca College feel that President Joe Biden's plan for federal student loan debt forgiveness is a first step in addressing the cost of higher education.
While burdensome loans are endemic in the American student loan system and bury the college’s students in debt, financial literacy is an important method for navigating the system.

Student Financial Services to reform during student criticisms

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor March 30, 2022
While burdensome loans bury the college’s students in debt, financial literacy is an important method for navigating the system.
Senior Kendall Riley is a Martin Luther King (MLK) scholarship recipient and a Resident Assistant. Riley describes his difficult experience with the MLK program but he is hopeful it will improve.

Commentary: MLK Scholar discusses program issues

By Kendall RIley September 8, 2021
I’m hopeful that with a new director for the program, the program will begin to feel like a supportive community again just as it did my freshman year. 
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.

Staff members awarded study scholarship

March 5, 2014
The Spring 2014 J.J. Whalen Staff Scholar Award has been designated to two winners: Erin Mahon, business support specialist in Information Technology Services, and Denise Fullerton, assistant director in the Office of Student Financial Services.
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