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Cornell Tuition & Cost

Ithaca, New York

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Cornell University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,150
Other Fees$604
Room and Board $14,766
Other Expenses Budget$2,800

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Cornell University on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $73,904 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $54,584 for tuition, $14,766 room and board, $1,150 for books and supplies and $604 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Cornell University is $54,584, the same as New York residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Cornell University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
Net Price by Income Cornell University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$14,028
$30,001 to $48,000$10,652
$48,001 to $75,000$15,413
$75,001 to $110,000$25,404

The average reported annual net price for Cornell University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $31,449 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Cornell University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $36,164 49%
Pell Grant $4,556 14%
Federal Student Loan $3,640 27%

The average reported annual net price for Cornell University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $31,449 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Cornell University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $96,996. The loan balance of $96,996 is a four year multiple of the $24,249 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,007 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.529%.

Example Loan $96,996
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,006.61
Total Interest Paid $23,796.91
Sum of All Loan Payments $120,792.91

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $73,904
2 $77,806
3 $81,913
4 $86,237

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Cornell University to be $295,616 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.3% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Cornell University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,460 $4,380 $5,840

Estimated cost for a class at Cornell University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Cornell University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Cornell University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190415 IPEDS survey data for Cornell University.