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Cornell University 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

$33,006 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
66% of students receive aid
17% get federal aid ($5,878 avg)
16% get state aid ($2,341 avg)
52% get institn'l aid ($33,006 avg)
30% get loans ($6,315 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

$61,283,617
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $33,434 55%
Federal Grant Aid $5,878 17%
Pell Grants $4,131 17%
Other Federal Grants $2,730 11%
Institution Grant Aid $33,006 52%
State Grant Aid $2,341 16%
Student Loans $6,315 30%
Federal Loans $4,200 29%
Other Loans $10,581 7%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
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- R
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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
http://finaid.cornell.edu/
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,155
Out of State $1,155

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Denzel
  • Jul-11-2014 I am a past student here

    I was always comfortable with knowing my money was being well spent. Due to the funding Cornell gave to one of my clubs, I was able to go to conferences in Nashville, St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh, paying less than $150 each time. I also took advantage of a lot of free services such career services, transcript orders, bus pass and more than I can count. Also, if you are from a warm climate (e.g. California, Texas, Florida, etc.) the financial aid office will reimburse you up to $500 for your winter clothing if you submit a budget increase form. As far as post graduation, Cornell really helped me get into a PhD program in Mechanical Engineering even though my grades were not that high.

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  • 3
  • Erin from Locke, NY
  • Jul-11-2014 I am a current student here

    So, it's expensive. The education is phenomenal, there's no debating that. There are financial aid programs available, but overall this isn't a bargain college.

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  • 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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  • 5
  • 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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