Cost and Financial Aid

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The goal of Cornell University is to remove financial barriers and allow students the opportunity to invest in a Cornell education. Our commitment to need-blind admission and need-based financial aid ensures Cornell’s financial aid programs are distributed equitably.

Through grants, scholarships, loans and student work experiences, Cornell offers a variety of ways to meet this goal. Nearly 50 percent of each incoming class is awarded financial aid, with the average amount awarded at $36,604 for the Class of 2017.

Costs to attend:

  • Tuition and student activities fee: $49,116
  • Housing: $8,112
  • Dining: $5,566
  • TOTAL: $62,794

This financial aid calculator may help provide you with estimated eligibility of need-based financial aid.

Find out more at the university's financial aid site.

49%
of undergraduates identify as minority and/or international students
> $40,686
Average need-based scholarship/grant award