A Cornell education provides excellent value. In fact, very few families pay the full cost of a Cornell education. Many of our students benefit from our generous financial aid programs, with grants, scholarships, loans, and work study reducing their college costs to affordable levels. 

Cornell's comprehensive fees for the 2015-2016 academic year are $47,400 which breaks down like this:

Tuition
$38,475
Residence (standard double room)
$3,900
Residence (single room) $4,700
Dining
$4,800
Fees $225
Total $47,400

Other costs to consider

Enrollment deposit $300
Books (estimated) $1,164
Parking permit $45
Private music lessons (per semester) $650
Personal expenses (estimated) $1,886
In-state travel allowance $1,408
Out-of-state travel allowance $1,965

Cost comparisons

Compare Cornell's comprehensive fees to peer colleges in the tables below. Note that all totals are for the 2013-2014 school year.

2014-2015 Costs at ACM Colleges

Cornell College $46000
Coe College $45550
Beloit College $49970
Carleton College $60102
Colorado College $57162
Grinnell College $56617
Knox College $48855
Lake Forest College $50652
Lawrence University $51465
Luther College $45260
Macalester College $57691
Monmouth $40850
Ripon $42567
St Olaf $51200

2014-2015 Costs at Iowa Colleges

Cornell College $46000
Central College $42104
Simpson College $40513
Wartburg College $45040

2014-2015 Costs at "Colleges That Change Lives"

Cornell College $46000
Earlham College $51470
Ohio Wesleyan University $53130
Southwestern University $49090
The College of Wooster $54100
Denison University $56850
Millsaps College $46170
Hope College $38650
Kalamazoo College $49740
Rhodes College $51900
Wabash College $46480