Cornell University

Finances

Paying Your Tuition Bill

Use your NetID and password to access Cashnet. Other users/payers, such as parents must be invited to receive your e-bill via Cashnet.

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

Tuition expenses are billed in July (fall semester) and December (spring semester). 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.

  • Bursar Billing – The university sends monthly e-bills, including current semester tuition, electronically via Cashnet. In order to review your account or let other users/payers, including your parents, view your account and receive monthly statements, you must invite them.
  • The Cornell Installment Plan allows you to pay your tuition in regular increments. Using the installment plan may help you borrow less and manage your cash flow.
  • The Tuition Refund Plan is an elective insurance plan. 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

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 their offer of admission.

Other Financial Services