Cornell University


Paying Your Tuition Bill

You will use your NetID and password to access Cashnet. Other users/payers, such as parents must be invited to receive your e-bill via HigherOne/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 early July (fall semester) and early 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, Fellowships & Student Employment

Explore the links below for your school's financial aid information:

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

  • Money Matters – short videos about money-related topics including Bursar and related billing/finance questions.
  • CornellCard is a service that allows you to make purchases using your Cornell 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..