Important Information: The Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment has transitioned to a fully remote model of engagement. Service at the front desk and counselor walk-ins are suspended until further notice. Assistance will continue uninterrupted via email, phone, and our secure document uploads. For more information see our message about continuing operations remotely. For more information specific to the impact of coronavirus, please view Cornell's Coronavirus FAQ.

Please be mindful of phishing attempts regarding CARES Act Funding. To verify phishing attempts, please reference the Cornell IT Security Phish Bowl.

Please note this important announcement about the fall bill. Renewal students who completed their aid application by June 1st can expect to receive their aid notification by the August bill.

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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.