Application Timeline

November 1 |

CSS PROFILE; prior year tax returns due

Mid-December |

Financial Aid notifications sent to admitted students

Early January |

Deposit due to Admissions

February 15 |

Final aid application requirements due

February 15 |

All Financial Aid application requirements due

Early April |

Financial Aid notifications sent to admitted applicants

May 1 |

Deposit due to Admissions

June 1 |

Financial Aid Certification form due

March 15 |

All Financial Aid application requirements due

By June 15 |

Financial Aid notifications sent to admitted students

By July 1 |

Deposit due to Admissions

October 15 |

All Financial Aid application requirements due

Mid-December/Early January |

Financial Aid notifications sent to admitted applicants

Early January |

Deposit due to Admissions

November 1 |

Early Decision applicants

February 15 |

Regular Decision applicants

March 15 |

Fall Transfer applicants

October 15 |

Spring Transfer applicants

January |

renewal applications available

March 2 |

renewal applications due for Engineering Co-op students

April 24 |

Summer Session aid application due

May 15 |

renewal applications due for all continuing students

June - August |

Financial Aid decisions posted to Student Center

August 7 |

Fall Bursar bill due

November |

Winter Session financial aid application due

News and Resources

Need-based Grant Recipients by Income

Retention/Persistence:

  First-year students returning after their first year: 96%

  First-year students who entered in fall 2006 and graduated

  within six years: 93% (includes five-year program in

  architecture and dual-degree candidates)

Undegraduate Enrollment by College (Fall 2012)

Agriculture and Life Sciences 3,507
Architecure, Art, and Planning 496
Arts and Sciences 4,272
Engineering 2,880
Hotel Administration 929
Human Ecology 1,215
Industrial and Labor Relations 897

Academics:

 Courses Offered: 4,000+

 Undergraduate Major/Interdisciplinary

 Programs: 100+

Class of 2017 Financial Aid:

 Full-time first-year students 3,223
 Number who applied for aid 1,815
 Number determined to have financial need 1,553
 Number awarded financial aid 1,553
 Number receiving need-based scholarship/ grant aid 1,516
 Average need-based scholarship/ grant award $36,604

2015-16 Costs:
2010-2011 Costs:

Endowed Colleges

Tuition and fees $49,116
Housing $8,112
Dining $5,566
Books & supplies $890
Personal expenses $1,810
Total $65,494

Contract Colleges

New York State Resident

Tuition and fees $32,976
Housing $8,112
Dining $5,566
Books & supplies $890
Personal expenses $1,810
Total $49,354

Nonresident

Tuition and fees $49,116
Housing $8,112
Dining $5,566
Books & supplies $890
Personal expenses $1,810
Total $65,494

 

Our unique financial aid initiatives exemplify our commitment to providing need-based aid and making Cornell affordable for admitted students. 

Parent Contribution Initiative

Families with a total family income of less than $60,000, and total assets of less than $100,000 (including primary home equity), will have no parent contribution. Learn more.

Loan Initiatives

Students from families with a total annual income under $60,000 will have no student loans as part of their financial aid package, reducing the debt owed by the student and/or family after graduation. Learn more.

Award Matching Initiative

Cornell strives to match the family contribution components and lower loan level of financial aid offers from other Ivy League schools, as well as need-based offers from Stanford, MIT, and Duke.

Learning to manage your money is a critical life skill. Your college years should be a time when you are mastering the art of budgeting and preparing for the years to come when you can save and invest for your future. Here are some resources that you may find helpful as you learn these skills.

Cornell Resources

Budget Worksheets:

Useful Resources

External Resources

Saltmoney.org – A free resource that makes it simple for you to take control of your finances and student loans.

Cashcourse.org – A real-life guide to taking charge of your money through online personal finance tools that help you build real-life-ready financial skills.

Gradsense.org – A unique online education platform that provides students with financial information about a range of topics including the value of pursuing an advanced degree.