Note for 2017-18: September 15, 2017, is the final deadline for current students to apply for financial aid for 2017-18. After the final deadline, students will not be eligible to apply for Cornell need-based financial aid for the 2017-18 academic year.
Click here to see requirements for the 2017-18 aid application.
Below are the financial aid application requirements for current undergraduate students at Cornell applying for or renewing financial aid for 2018-19.
Why is our deadline important?
The application deadline exists so that we may provide you with a timely notification regarding your eligibility for aid, and so that you can prepare for the 2018-19 tuition billing and payment cycle. If your application materials are received after March 1, 2018, your university grant aid eligibility may decrease by $500, with a corresponding increase in your loans. Beginning on April 1, an additional $500 decrease in university grant aid will be imposed for each additional month or part thereof that the application is received late.
There are different funding sources available depending on your citizenship status. Click on the link below that applies to you to learn your aid application requirements.
U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, Asylees, and Refugees
Undocumented Applicants with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Status
International Applicants and Undocumented Applicants without DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Status
- If you are enrolling in a summer session, winter session, off-campus program, or are part of a consortium agreement or engineering co-op, find additional instructions in the previous links. Then follow the steps and deadlines below to apply.
- For the most up-to-date version of your requirements, see your Student Center To Do List at studentcenter.cornell.edu or click on the "Application Status" button to the left.
- Students wishing to apply for federal financial aid only (no institutional grant consideration) should complete the FAFSA and contact us at email@example.com to indicate that you wish to apply only for federal financial aid. This email must come from the student directly; parents are not able to make this request.
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