Cornell College is dedicated to providing financial assistance to students in a way that, based upon available College resources, ensures equal access to Cornell for all individuals seeking admission.
The staff of Cornell's Financial Assistance Office believes it is of primary importance that you know the various types of assistance Cornell offers. "Financial Assistance" means assistance provided to students from a variety of federal, state, private, and College sources. With the exception of the federal Pell Grant, the federal SEOG program, and the Iowa Tuition Grant, your financial assistance is applicable only at Cornell; you cannot take it with you if you decide to transfer to another college or university.
Each year you must fully complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a federal Renewal Application, which is mailed to you by the Department of Education. Cornell has a submission deadline date of March 1 for the FAFSA or federal Renewal Application. You may also be asked to submit additional forms (such as federal tax returns, W-2 forms, etc.).
Calculation of your eligibility for financial assistance is based upon the information you and your family provide on your FAFSA or federal Renewal Application. If your family situation changes, such as another family member enters college or your family's income or assets significantly increases or decreases, your financial assistance award may change as well.
Additional information about financial assistance policy and procedures and types of financial aid is available in the Cornell Catalogue.