Students in Chicago at a museum

First we need to differentiate between sticker price and out of pocket cost. Since 99% of students receive financial assistance, your tuition price will be immediately reduced based on your merit scholarship. You may also qualify for federal or state grants, and be eligible to borrow student loans to help pay your tuition, room and board, and fees, all of which reduce your out of pocket cost while at Cornell.

Merit scholarships are awarded automatically when you are accepted, so you will see that decrease in your cost immediately. If you apply after October 1 and have filed your FAFSA we’ll also be able to tell you your full estimated financial aid package for grants and loans.

Use our Net Price Calculator to determine what you would likely pay to attend Cornell.

What’s next? 

Meet faculty and current students. Ask lots of questions. We want you to be sure that Cornell and One Course At A Time is right for you (though we’re pretty confident you’ve got what it takes to excel here).