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Summer/Winter Session

Summer Session Financial Aid

  • Summer Session financial aid is available in the form of work and loans for matriculated Cornell University undergraduate students enrolling in at least six credits. Cornell-based grant aid is not available for summer enrollment.
  • If you were eligible for Pell Grant during the academic year, you may be eligible for Pell Grant for summer classes.
  • 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.
  • A Summer Session Aid Application is required. 

Winter Session Financial Aid

  • 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. A separate parental contribution is not calculated.
  • Bursar and Cornell Card balances must be paid in full in order to register for winter courses.
  • A Winter Session Aid Application is required.