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.
Cornell has been very generous to me. I was chosen as a Rawlings Presidential Research Scholar, which supported my research projects, and received three grants — The Einhorn Discovery Grant, The Lynne S. Abel Grant and the Bartels Scholarship — to support additional research projects and one summer at Cornell’s Shoals Marine Lab in Maine. -Devon McMahon '15, College Scholar, biological sciences and Asian Studies