Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    
    Oct 24, 2020  
Courses of Study 2020-2021

Bursar, Tuition, and Billing


COVID-19 Information: Despite widespread financial challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to individuals and families as well as to institutions such as Cornell, the university remains committed to ensuring an affordable education for every current and admitted student. You can find additional financial aid information on the Financial Aid website.

Tuition and fees for the 2020-21 academic year were set prior to the current crisis and will not change. However, we recognize the financial challenges that many of our students are facing and anticipate that the current crisis will increase the need for institutional financial aid resources. Please be assured that Cornell is working diligently both to reduce our expenses, while preserving the quality of the education we provide, and to secure new sources of financial aid funding. We will work with both our new and returning students to ensure that their financial needs are met and that they can continue and complete their Cornell education. 

Tuition for Academic Year 2020-2021

Undergraduate Tuition

College

Per Year

 

Endowed Ithaca
Architecture, Art and Planning; Arts and Sciences; Engineering; Hotel Administration

$58,586.00

Contract - New York State Resident
Agriculture and Life Sciences; Human Ecology; Industrial and Labor Relations

$39,244.00

Contract Nonresident
Agriculture and Life Sciences; Human Ecology; Industrial and Labor Relations

$58,586.00

Graduate Research Tuition

 

College

Per Year

Endowed Ithaca
Applies to M.S., M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D., M.F.A. and D.M.A. programs, non-degree students, and all M.A. programs, except the M.A. in City and Regional Planning (CRP) and the M.S. Information Sciences

$29,500.00

Contract Colleges
Applies to M.S., M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D. M.F.A., and D.M.A. programs, non-degree students, and all M.A. degrees, except the M.A. in CRP and the M.S. Nutrition

$20,800.00

Veterinary Medicine Graduate PHD

$20,800.00

M.S. Information Science

$58,586.00

Professional Degree Tuition

 

Degree or Program

Per Year

Professional Degree Tier 1
M.Arch. I, MS Advanced Architectural Design*, M.Eng., M.P.S. programs in Applied Statistics, Applied Economics & Management, Information Sciences, Real Estate, MMH [three semesters] M.S. [Information Sciences, AAD]
*MS Advanced Architectural Design 12-month program annual tuition is $84,825.00 and includes the summer term.

$58,586.00

Professional Degree Tier 2
M.H.A.; M.I.L.R.; M.L.A.; M.P.A.; M.R.P.; and M.P.S. programs in CALS (except Applied Economics & Management), Human Ecology, ID, and ILR (except eMPS HR),and Veterinary Medicine

$38,354.00

Professional Degrees
M.P.S. ILR NYC is a part-time program charged at one-half the Tier 1 rate.

$29,500.00

SC Johnson School two-year M.B.A - New Students

$71,940.00

E.M.B.A. Metro NY - New Students

$101,268.00

E.M.B.A. Metro NY - Current Students

$97,749.00

Law School - J.D.

$70,188.00

Law School - LL.M. (one-year program)

$70,188.00

Veterinary Medicine - New York State Resident D.V.M.

$38,250.00

Veterinary Medicine - Nonresident D.V.M.

$56,824.00

Mandatory/Administrative Fees

 

Fee Type

Per Year

Undergraduate Student Activity

$274.00

Graduate Student Activity

$86.00

In Absentia Fees

 

Student Type

Per Semester

Undergraduate Students

$15.00

Graduate and Professional Students

$200.00

Veterinary Medicine and Johnson Graduate School of Management (JGSM) Students

$75.00

Other Tuition Fees

 

Fee Type–Part Time Study

Per Credit

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Winter and Summer Sessions 2021

$1,575.00*

$1,575.00*

*Regular session rate per credit hour. Special Programs rates may vary.

Admission application fees and forms may be found at www.cornell.edu/admissions.

The amount, time, and manner of payment of tuition, fees, or other charges may be changed at any time without notice.  Additional fee information including additional programs, special programs, departmental expenses, housing and dining costs, fraternity and sorority fees, transportation, fitness center, health insurance, and CIT service costs is available at www.bursar.cornell.edu.

* Residency status is determined at the time of admission by the college. Change in residency status is determined by the university bursar following matriculation. The deadline for submission of requests for the Fall 2020 semester is June 1, 2020. The deadline for the Spring 2021 semester is November 1, 2020. Further information and an application can be found at www.bursar.cornell.edu.

Other Costs

In addition to the fees outlined above, there are other costs associated with attending Cornell including room, board, books and supplies.  

Tuition Refund Policy


Amounts personally paid for tuition may be refunded if the student requests a leave of absence or withdrawal from the office of the dean of his or her college of enrollment. The date of this request will determine the tuition liability for the semester. All students refer to the “Proration Schedule for Withdrawals and Leaves of Absence” below.

Repayment policy. Students receiving financial aid from the university who withdraw during a semester will have their aid reevaluated, possibly necessitating repayment of a portion of aid received. Repayment to aid accounts depends on the type of aid received, government regulations, and the period of time in attendance. Cornell is authorized to offset any credit balances against any debts owed by the student to the university.

Students enrolled in classes which begin before the official “Instruction Begins” date on the academic calendar will have their refund percentages adjusted according to the day ranges listed after the date ranges. The day ranges are calendar days that include weekends and holidays.

Proration Schedule for Withdrawals and Leaves of Absence*

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Percentage

Fall 2020

Spring 2021
No charge

Sept 2 - Sept 8, 2020

(Days 0-6) Feb 9 - Feb 15, 2021 (Days 0-6)
10% charge

Sept 9 - Sept 15, 2020

(Days 7-13) Feb 16 - Feb 22, 2021 (Days 7-13)
20% charge

Sept 16 - Sept 29, 2020

(Days 14-27) Feb 23 - Mar 8, 2021 (Days 14-27)
30% charge

Sept 30 - Oct 6, 2020

(Days 28-34)

Mar 9 - Mar 17, 2021

(Days 28-36)

40% charge

Oct 7 - Oct 14, 2020

(Days 35-42)

Mar 18 - Mar 24, 2021

(Days 37-43)

50% charge

Oct 15 - Oct 21, 2020

(Days 43-49)

Mar 25 - Mar 31, 2021

(Days 44-50)

60% charge

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2020

(Days 50-56)

Apr 1 - Apr 6, 2021

(Days 51-56)

80% charge

Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2020

(Days 57-62)

Apr 7 - Apr 12, 2021

(Days 57-62)

100% charge

Nov 4, 2020

(Day 63+) Apr 13, 2021 (Day 63+)

*NOTE: Special programs, such as Cornell Abroad and Executive MBA, may follow their own tuition refund policies for withdrawals and leaves of absence. Please refer to the appropriate program office for details regarding those policies.


Billing and Payment


Billing

The Office of the Bursar bills Cornell students twelve times each year. Electronic billing (E-billing) is the official method of billing. Paper bills will not be sent. Tuition and room and board charges will be billed in July and December and must be paid before registration. The due date for these semester bills will be August 7 for the July billing and January 7 for the December billing. All other charges, credits, and payments will appear on monthly statements.

It is possible that some charges will not be listed on the first bill and will appear on a subsequent monthly bill. A student must be prepared to pay any charges appearing on a subsequent bill even though the student receives a financial aid stipend before the charges are billed.

All payments are due by the 7th of the month; all payments must be received by that date to avoid finance charges. Payments are not processed by postmark.

The Office of the Bursar conducts all business directly with the student. Monthly charges, as well as any awards, grants, scholarships, and loans, are listed and billed under the student’s name. Refund checks and direct deposit refunds are also drawn in the name of the student. Cornell is also authorized to offset any credit balances against any debts owed by the student to the university.

Payments

The Office of the Bursar acts as a clearinghouse for student charges and credits that are placed directly on a student’s bill by several departments and offices of the university. Because the Office of the Bursar does not have detailed records concerning many items that appear on a bill, students should contact the office involved if they have questions.

An individual who has outstanding indebtedness to the university will not be allowed to register or re-register in the university, have academic credits certified, be granted a leave of absence, or have a degree conferred. University policy precludes the use of any current financial aid for payment of past-due charges.

The Office of the Bursar offers several payment options. The preferred method of payment is electronic payments via CASHNet. Paying online via the CASHNet supports Cornell’s sustainability efforts. Other methods of payment are: the monthly Cornell Installment Plan, wire transfers, college savings plans, and third-party billing (for sponsored students). We accept check payments by mail, and check or cash payments in person.

For further information, students should contact the Office of the Bursar, Cornell University, 260 Day Hall bursar@cornell.edu; tel. (607) 255-2336, Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:15pm; fax (607) 255-6442; www.bursar.cornell.edu. Bursar account information may be viewed in real time on Student Center, Student Essentials or CASHNet.