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: Please email if you have any questions.

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:

Applicant Status Spring Transfer 2022 Early Decision 2022-23 Regular Decision 2022-23 Fall Transfer 2022
  • US Citizens
  • Permanent Residents
  • Asylees and Refugees
  • Undocumented Applicants with and without DACA Status
  • Green Card Applicants (more information)
October 15, 2021 November 21, 2021 February 15, 2022 March 15, 2022
  • International Applicants
Aid not available Spring 2022 November 16, 2021 January 2, 2022 March 15, 2022

Important Note for International Citizens Regarding Financial Aid: The CSS PROFILE submission deadline for all international citizens who are applying for financial aid always corresponds with the undergraduate admissions application submission deadline communicated officially via the Cornell University Undergraduate Admissions Office website.

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 offer is available when you receive your admissions decision. If you do not apply by our stated deadline, your offer may be delayed.

Note that financial aid deadlines may differ from admissions deadlines.

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

Undocumented Applicants with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Status and Green Card Applicants

International Applicants and Undocumented Applicants without DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Status