Cost to Attend 2016-17

Access and affordability

Ezra Cornell’s founding vision – a university where “any person can find instruction in any study” – holds true today.  We offer a robust need-based financial aid program, awarding aid based on financial need of the family, ensuring that our financial aid funds are distributed equitably.

Cornell offers need-based financial aid to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and students with DACA status, and has a very limited amount of need-based aid for international and undocumented students without DACA status. The Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment is available to provide guidance, support and information for students and families interested in the financial aid process. Applying for financial aid is separate from the admissions process, and applying by the deadlines ensures that an aid decision will be made when you receive your admissions decision.

Total cost of attendance

The total cost of attending Cornell includes tuition, student fees, and expenses for housing and dining, books, supplies and personal items. Your tuition depends on which Cornell undergraduate college you enroll in and whether you are a New York State resident. The contribution for you and your family remains the same regardless of which college you enroll in.

 


The Cost of Attendance for 2017-18 is not yet determined. The tuition, student activity fee, health insurance/fee, housing, and dining amounts will be updated in Spring 2017. The book estimate will be $930/$1,540* and the personal/miscellaneous amount will be $1,850.


 

Costs to attend Cornell for the 2016-17 academic school year (excluding travel allowances) are estimated below:

Endowed Colleges

Land-Grant (NY State Contract) Colleges

  • Architecture, Art and Planning
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Hotel Administration
  • Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Human Ecology
  • Industrial and Labor Relations

 

 


Endowed Colleges

Land-Grant (NY State Contract) Colleges

NY State Resident

Land-Grant (NY State Contract) Colleges

Non-NY State Resident

Tuition and student activities fee

$50,953

$34,209

$50,953

Housing

$8,274

$8,274

$8,274

Dining

$5,626

$5,626

$5,626

Books and supplies*

$910

$910

$910

Health-related expenses

$350

$350

$350

Personal and misc. expenses

$1,850

$1,850

$1,850

TOTAL

$67,613

$50,869

$67,613

A resident is a person whose permanent domicile is in the state of New York. The domicile of a student under 21 is presumed to be that of his or her custodial parent(s), unless the student provides acceptable proof of emancipation. Undocumented residents (including DACA) will be charged the Non-NY State Resident tuition rate.

*The academic year book budget is $1,510 for students in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning as well as students in these majors: Landscape Architecture, Design & Environmental Analysis, and Fiber Science & Apparel Design.

The amount you pay

If you apply for and receive financial aid, the amount that you and your family actually pay will be less than the total cost of attendance. See how we determine your financial aid eligibility or learn more about our financial aid initiatives.

Financial aid is separate from the admissions process, and applying by the deadlines ensures that an aid decision will be made when you receive your admissions decision.