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Fall tuition is due August 7 and spring tuition is due January 7.

The Office of the Bursar oversees the activities involved in billing and collecting tuition, fees, and other charges incurred by students, as well as student loans.

Tuition & Payment

Fall tuition expenses are billed in early July and spring tuition expenses are billed in early December. All financial accounts including current semester tuition and fees are due before registration for that semester can be permitted.  Monthly statements include new charges and credits for both the Bursar and CornellCard accounts. Learn more about payment options.

  • Net.Pay – The university sends monthly bills, including current semester tuition, electronically via Net.Pay. In order to review your account or let others, including your parents, view your account and receive monthly statements, you must enroll in Net.Pay. Learn more about Net.Pay
  • The Cornell Installment Plan allows you to pay your tuition in interest-free increments over a 5, 10 or 12-month period. Using the installment plan may help you borrow less and manage your cash flow.
  • The Tuition Refund Plan is an elective insurance plan offered on a semester basis only. It is designed to protect you from the loss of tuition should you find it necessary to withdraw from the university because of an illness, accident, or for other medical reasons.
  • Your student refunds can be deposited directly.  Enter your banking information through the secure Cornell student refund system.

Financial Aid & Student Employment

No matter what your family's financial situation is, Cornell University provides a wide range of financing options to make education affordable. Students who applied for financial aid for the upcoming academic year will receive communication directly from the Office of Financial Aid, shortly after receiving your offer of admission.

  • Smart money – Everyone should take advantage of SALT and CashCourse—two free, interactive sites to help students learn about managing their finances.
  • The Student Employment Office helps prepare students for the workforce. Working part-time, regardless of financial aid status, will help you: pay for miscellaneous expenses, develop new skills, adapt to Cornell, improve your time management, explore career and academic goals, and enhance your resume.
  • Planning to work? Bring proper identity and work eligibility documents to campus. The Department of Homeland Security requires all new employees (including students) to show their employer original documentation (copies are not allowed) that verifies identity and work eligibility, and to complete the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form

Other Financial Services

  • CornellCard is a service that allows you to make purchases by presenting your Cornell student ID card.  This service can help you manage your day-to-day expenses without having to carry large amounts of cash.
  • Local Banking – There are several banks on or near the Cornell campus to assist students with their banking needs.