Important Information: The Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment has transitioned to a fully remote model of engagement. Assistance will continue uninterrupted via email, phone, and our secure document uploads. For more information see our message about continuing operations remotely

We encourage you to review our Financial Aid FAQ for the most up to date information about financial aid. For more information specific to the impact of coronavirus across the University, please view Cornell's Coronavirus FAQ

Please be mindful of phishing attempts regarding CARES Act Funding and Student Employment opportunities. To verify phishing attempts, please reference the Cornell IT Security Phish Bowl. Cornell employers will not send electronic payroll checks by email and will not ask students to make gift card purchases on their behalf.

Consent to Release Student Information

The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student’s education records.  All schools, including Cornell, receiving funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education must comply with FERPA. FERPA generally prohibits schools from releasing education records or certain information contained in such records, such as your grades, billing and payment records, financial aid awards, and other student record information, to third parties.  This restriction applies but is not limited to your parents and/or step-parents, your siblings, your spouse, or a sponsor.   For further information on FERPA, see

Schools are also limited by federal law in how FAFSA information can be used. Schools may share a student’s FAFSA information with scholarship-granting or tribal organizations only with the student’s written consent. However, Cornell may be prohibited from sharing FAFSA data with other third-party organizations, even where the student has given written consent.  

Students may grant Financial Aid permission to release information to a third party by submitting this consent form.  You must identify each individual person/organization to whom you wish to give access to your information.  The information will then be made available only if it is specifically requested by the authorized third party and permissible under law.

Please complete the Consent to Release Student Information Form if you want another person/organization to have access to information related to your federal, state, and/or institutional awards.

Cornell FA Consent to Release Student Information Form