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 Fall 2020 Semester 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.

Grants and Scholarships

There are a number of grants and scholarships available to Cornell undergraduate students. Keep in mind that:

  • No merit aid or athletic scholarships are awarded at Cornell; all grant aid is need-based.
  • There is no minimum or maximum amount of gift aid that can be awarded.
  • Outside scholarships replace loan or work components of the aid package, but do not reduce the parent contribution.
  • A FAFSA financial aid form must be completed to be eligible for federal grants.

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