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Cornell University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$59,888 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,130 tuition
$13,680 on campus room & board
$850 books and supplies
$228 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$59,888 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,130 tuition
$13,680 on campus room & board
$850 books and supplies
$228 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$33,526 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
64% of students receive aid
15% get federal aid ($6,242 avg)
14% get state aid ($2,526 avg)
50% get institn'l aid ($33,526 avg)
29% get loans ($6,211 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.57% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.57% 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 $33,923 54%
Federal Grant Aid $6,242 15%
Pell Grants $4,238 15%
Other Federal Grants $2,709 12%
Institution Grant Aid $33,526 50%
State Grant Aid $2,526 14%
Student Loans $6,211 29%
Federal Loans $4,300 28%
Other Loans $10,112 6%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
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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
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,210
Out of State $1,210


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Jo
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    I got pretty decent financial aid so don't let cost stop you from applying

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  • Allison from Deerfield, IL
  • Jan-14-2015 I am a current student here

    Not going to sugarcoat it: Cornell is really expensive, and they continue to nickel-and-dime you after you get there. They have really good financial aid, and will meet demonstrated need. But unlike a lot of schools, there's no free printing, gym passes, or buses (first-year students do get free bus passes, but after that you'll want to buy one). Not necessarily a deal-breaker, but something to think about.

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  • Carli from Rochester Hills, MI
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Although Cornell is expensive, the school is very accommodating when it comes to financial aid in most cases. Depending on your financial background, the school will do its best to help you attend. Unfortunately, you have to pay for laundry, a gym membership, and parking, among other things.

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  • Christina from Oakland Gardens, NY
  • Dec-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Everything about Cornell is expensive. Although it is a wonderful school, the tuition is very hefty. Unless the parents do not mind paying such a large sum of money or Cornell offered significant financial aid, Cornell would not be a price friendly option.

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  • Melinda from Ithaca, NY
  • Dec-14-2014 I am a current student here

    I really don't know yet. The money you pour into this university leaves you deliriously broke. So unless your mom and dad make a ton of money, get a job while you're here.

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