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Current Students Applying for or Renewing Aid

Below are the financial aid application requirements for current undergraduate students at Cornell applying for or renewing financial aid for 2020-21

Requirements Due March 1, 2020

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 2020-21 tuition billing and payment cycle. If your application materials are received after March 1, 2020, 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.

Application Requirements:

Click on the link below that applies to you to learn your aid application requirements.

U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, Asylees, and Refugees

DACA, Long-term Undocumented Applicants, and Green Card Applicants

International Applicants and Undocumented Applicants

  • 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. 
  • 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 finaid@cornell.edu 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.