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 2014-2015 academic year are $46,000 which breaks down like this:

Tuition
$37,275
Residence (standard double room)
$3,800
Residence (single room) $4,600
Dining
$4,700
Fees $225
Total $46,000

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.

2013-2014 Costs at ACM Colleges

Cornell College $44930
Coe College $43590
Beloit College $48506
Carleton College $58149
Colorado College $54534
Grinnell College $53654
Knox College $47052
Lake Forest College $49134
Lawrence University $49722
Luther College $43940
Macalester College $55456
Monmouth $39100
Ripon $40417
St Olaf $49960

2013-2014 Costs at Iowa Colleges

Cornell College $44930
Central College $40680
Simpson College $38962
Wartburg College $42905

2013-2014 Costs at "Colleges That Change Lives"

Cornell College $44930
Earlham College $49710
Ohio Wesleyan University $51180
Southwestern University $45660
The College of Wooster $51600
Denison University $53750
Millsaps College $43888
Hope College $37530
Kalamazoo College $47825
Rhodes College $49678
Wabash College $44360