Prospective Applicants

Cornell is proud of our extensive financial aid programs that help students and their families turn the dream of a Cornell education into a reality. Financial aid is a complex process and we are here to help. You'll want to pay close attention to the deadlines and details and contact us if you have questions as you navigate this process.

Financial Aid Application Deadlines:

  Spring Transfer 2018

Early Decision 2018-19

Regular Decision 2018-19 Fall Transfer 2018
  • US Citizens
  • Permanent Residents
  • Asylees and Refugees
  • Undocumented Applicants with DACA Status
October 15, 2017 November 21, 2017 February 15, 2018 March 15, 2018
  • International Applicants
  • Undocumented Applicants without DACA Status
Aid not available Spring 2018 November 1, 2017 January 2, 2018 March 15, 2018


Why is our deadline important?

We want you to have all the information you need before making the choice to attend Cornell. Meeting the aid application deadline will ensure that your financial aid award is available when you receive your admissions decision. If you do not apply by our stated deadline, your award may be delayed.

Note that financial aid deadlines may differ from admissions deadlines.

Application Requirements:

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

 

Do you have further questions?

Try our Ask Ezra knowledge database. Ezra knows a lot about financial aid and student employment!