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.

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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