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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$57,911 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,185 tuition
$13,678 on campus room & board
$820 books
$228 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$57,911 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,185 tuition
$13,678 on campus room & board
$820 books
$228 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$30,529 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
66% of students receive aid
15% get federal aid ($5,820 avg)
16% get state aid ($2,333 avg)
51% get institn'l aid ($30,529 avg)
32% get loans ($5,521 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.58% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.58% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $30,401 55%
Federal Grant Aid $5,820 15%
Pell Grants $4,143 15%
Other Federal Grants $2,084 12%
Institution Grant Aid $30,529 51%
State Grant Aid $2,333 16%
Student Loans $5,521 32%
Federal Loans $3,989 31%
Other Loans $7,960 7%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- R
- R
- R
- R
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: January 2
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: June 1
Financial Aid Contact Info
300 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-2000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,155
Out of State $1,155


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Hannah
  • Dec-10-2013 I am a current student here

    Many things are overpriced. Gym classes and gym access aren't even included in the tuition.

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  • Susan from Canehill, AR
  • Nov-12-2013 I am a current student here

    Cornell definitely gives you the bang for your buck, and they'll even accommodate your buck! The quality is overall amazing, and then the financial aid makes it even better with a great and very fair system.

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  • 4
  • Savannah from Highland, CA
  • Oct-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Honestly, it depends on what your financial background is. But typically Cornell is pretty fair in their financial aid decisions. Personally it was cheaper for me to attend an ivy league school than it would have been to attend a state school because of the ability of aid that Cornell is able to give to its students.

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  • Nad
  • Oct-06-2013 I am a past student here

    It is no surprise that Cornell comes with an Ivy League price tag, but it also provides you with plenty of connections. Throughout the year you see representatives from Fortune 500 companies and from top graduate schools recruiting around campus. Having a degree from Cornell opens many doors. If you are also a member of certain social or academic clubs within campus you have yet another advantage. Moreover, Cornell has an amazing financial aid department. I was lucky enough to attend all four years on a full ride.

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