Important Information: The Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment is now open and is accepting in person and virtual appointments.

The Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment is working diligently to notify students who are still awaiting the results of their 2021-22 financial aid application. We acknowledge the additional stress this is causing and appreciate your patience.

Cornell University began distributing the third round of HEERF Emergency Grants on September 13, 2021. Funds do not impact financial aid eligibility and are being processed as refunds directly through the Bursar’s Office. You can find additional information about the allocation and delivery of HEERF Emergency Grants on the Cornell University COVID-19 Response page, under HEERF Emergency Funding, which is updated regularly to describe new developments in funding and awarding: https://covid.cornell.edu/cares-act/. Please email caresfund@cornell.edu if you have any questions.

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 2021-22

Requirements Due March 1, 2021

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 2021-22 tuition billing and payment cycle. If your application materials are received after March 1, 2021, 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, 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.