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Summer/Winter Session Aid

Summer Session Financial Aid Policy

Summer Session Financial Aid is available in the form of work and loans for matriculated Cornell University undergraduate students based on eligibility remaining from the most recently completed academic year. In order to apply for financial aid, students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits. Cornell-based grant aid is not available for summer enrollment, and we will only consider aiding for up to 8 credits of enrollment.

If you were eligible for Pell Grant during the academic year, you may be eligible for Pell Grant for summer classes. 

If you do not meet these criteria, you are not eligible for need-based aid or loans.

Prorated parent contributions are calculated for summer based on the parent contribution from the most recently completed academic year. Bursar and Cornell Card balances must be paid in full to register for summer courses.

Summer Session financial aid is reviewed based on the enrollment information provided on your Summer Session Financial Aid Application. Any change to your enrollment, courses or credit hours, may affect your aid. 

Students are required to take at least 6 credits at all times in order to maintain summer financial aid.  Students are required to notify the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment in writing of any changes made to summer enrollment. Failure to provide notification of enrollment changes may result in a balance owed on your Bursar account. Aid will be adjusted if enrollment is changed, making the student responsible for the payment of all late withdrawal fees.
 

Winter Session Financial Aid Policy

Winter Session Financial Aid is available in the form of loans for matriculated Cornell University undergraduate students. Winter Session aid is processed as a budget increase within the academic year for up to 4 credits of enrollment. A separate parental contribution is not calculated.

Bursar and Cornell Card balances must be paid in full in order to register for winter courses.

Winter Session financial aid is reviewed based on the enrollment information provided on your Winter Session Financial Aid Application. Any change to your enrollment, courses or credit hours, will affect your aid. 

Students are required to notify the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment in writing of any changes made to winter enrollment. Failure to provide notification of enrollment changes may result in a balance owed on your Bursar account. Loans will be canceled if enrollment is dropped, making the student responsible for the payment of all late withdrawal fees.