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.

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Understanding Your Financial Aid Options

We understand that financial aid options can be complicated and that no two families’ financial situations are the same. The Financial Aid Office is available to provide guidance and support for all families interested in the financial aid process.

Families are encouraged to start by using the Financial Aid Calculator, an online tool that will provide you with estimated eligibility for financial aid. Once admitted, our Financial Aid Office closely reviews your family’s unique financial situation to ensure that aid is distributed equitably.

For undocumented undergraduate students, long-term green card applicants and non-U.S. residents, contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information on the financial aid criteria, process, and initiatives.

Please note: Applying for financial aid is separate from the admissions process. Applying by the deadlines ensures that an aid decision will be made when you receive your admissions decision.