Understanding Your Award Letter

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Understanding your financial aid award notification will help you navigate the financing decisions you and your family will need to make during your time at Cornell. This video reviews all components of a Cornell financial aid award. We encourage admitted students to learn more here, and to contact us with any questions. Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Video Transcript.

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